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Where Can I Find Marzipan Pears?

katya Jul 17, 2007 12:45 PM

Does anyone know where I could buy green marzipan pears? I only need 9 or so for a wedding cake. Suggestions for both local stores and online sources are appreciated.


  1. Scott M Jul 17, 2007 01:45 PM

    I thought I saw them at Dean and Deluca in Napa.

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    1. re: Scott M
      dhoffman1421 Jul 17, 2007 03:58 PM

      Draegers may have them, San Mateo anyway.

      1. re: dhoffman1421
        Claudette Jul 22, 2007 02:48 PM

        Draeger's San Mateo does have them, along with green pears made of jelly - really cute!

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      foodnut Jul 17, 2007 04:21 PM

      try calling the California Culinary Academy -- ask someone in the baking and pastry program for a source (or maybe you could find a student who'd make them for you for the experience?) I've also called Masse's in Berkeley when I had a 'frosting issue' once -- they were a little thrown at first that I called for advice on a broken frosting, but cheerfully helped me out with some advice.

      1. Atomica Jul 17, 2007 06:08 PM

        Joseph Schmidt? Teuscher?

        Joseph Schmidt Confections
        3489 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94114

        Teuscher Chocolate
        307 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94108

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          rosiella1 Jul 17, 2007 07:14 PM

          I found Marzipan shapes at Cost Plus before. They had pears (like 4-5 in a pack), other fruits, little piggies, bar of plain ole marzipan, lil' cars... etc.

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            wally Jul 20, 2007 07:45 AM

            I saw one marzipan pear and some marzipan strawberries in a plastic case at the 4th St. Pasta Shop in Berkeley. It wasn't green but you could find out who supplies them.

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              boxcar_sf Jul 26, 2007 04:52 PM

              Try Miette's candy store in Hayes Valley. Last time I went in they has a variety of marzipan fruits in thier case. I bet they'd order them for you if you can wait...


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