Super cute, super sweet marzipan pumpkins are ever so easy to make. With just two ingredients it’s a Halloween treat the kids can enjoy making just as much as eating. Here’s our sweet pumpkin recipe.
Sweet pumpkin recipe :: marzipan pumpkins
Have you ever made your own marzipan? It’s also know as almond paste and it’s really easy to make. I use this easy marzipan recipe when I’m making it to ice the Christmas cake but today we took a short cut and bought some! Normally I’d use natural coloured marzipan but as we’re making pumpkins we used yellow marzipan this time. Some tubes of writing icing are the only other ingredient you need to make your sweet Jack-o-lanterns.
The consistency of the marzipan is not unlike play dough, but with the added bonus that you can eat little bits of the marzipan as you’re creating! We started off making pumpkin shapes and using the tubes of black icing to add faces. The tubes make it very easy for the children to do the decorating by themselves.
B came up with the clever idea of making little stalks to go on top, and using the yellow tube of icing to add some stripes to the pumpkin.
You can see your child’s personality come through in whatever you’re making, can’t you? L’s pumpkin was bound to be super stylish. Look at those eyelashes!
I think this sweet pumpkin recipe makes a super cute Halloween treat – great for a trick-or-treat party, where all the children could make their own design.
The girls loved this so much, they didn’t want to stop at just making pumpkins and we ended up with spiders, witches hats and bats too.
Extra Halloween activities
These yarn pumpkins make great decorations or trick-or-treat loot bags.
And take a look at the designs we came up with at our Pumpkin Art Party
What Halloween treats are you planning for your children?