Thursday, September 10, 2009

Marzipan sculptures

We have been reading about the Islamic invasion in Spain and how the Moors shaped Spain's culture. One of the things that they did was to introduce and plant almonds in Spain. Out of the almonds they created marzipan in the 11th century. None of us had tried marizpan before so we got a can at the store and the kids had a great time making little sculptures with it. What they made shows how very different our kids are. Dancer made a cute little penguin couple and some flowers. No surprises there, those are things I would expect her to think of and make. Spark on the other hand made in the front left a canister vacuum. I don't know where he has even seen a canister vacuum, are they even made anymore? On the front right he made his elephant Jeffery. No surprise there, he has Jeffery with him all the time. In the back left I told him I really liked his ghost. Nope, that is a woman with a hoop skirt. And on the right a smiling ball with a hat. Well, he is an out of the box thinker, I will give him that!

1 comment:

jugglingpaynes said...

I love the vacuum canister. LOL! They are all wonderful creations! Did you by marzipan, or do you have a recipe?

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