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Jul 11, 2012 06:51 AM

Persipan - where to find?

I am looking for persipan, the poor man's (nut-free) marzipan (often a substitute for marzipan) made from apricot or peach kernals instead of almonds. Does anyone have any clue where I might locate it in the states? It's all over Germany, but I am looking for mail order and am surprised to find none on the internet.

For the curious - i need it to make little sheep heads on cupcakes for a tree-nut allergic kid.

I could make my own substitute for marzipan, but the recipe I found on line involved corn syrup, shortening and instant custard powder. Uh, no thanks.

Any suggestions are welcome and appreciated.

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  1. This link has some substitute recipes which sound better:

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    1. re: meatn3

      Thanks so much for this -- I did see some recipes akin to this and will likely end up using.

    2. Why not use fondant instead? I bet a kid would prefer that over a marzipan shape.

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      1. re: boogiebaby

        I hesitated to go w/ fondant b/c i need so very little of it. If I make it (PITA if you ask me..) or buy it, I will end up with so much. Thinking I will go the fake marzipan recipe route... Meanwhile, this kid would be just as happy with a mound of gumdrops!