2016 · Autumn · Good Food · Halloween · How to...? · October

Sweet Pumpkin Patch


Make your own pumpkin patch!  This very easy and fun recipe is one which both children and adults will enjoy – making and eating.



Marzipan pumpkins

(gluten-free, egg free, wheat free, dairy free)


  • 250g of plain marzipan
  • Yellow/orange food colouring (powder or liquid)
  • Chocolate vermecilli
  • Dried cloves


  1. Cut off a 1/4 of the marzipan and set aside
  2. Next, colour the large piece of  marzipan with gel or powder
  3. Using your hands, blend in the colour gel or powder as desired
  4. Roll out the large piece of  marzipan between two pieces of cling wrap
  5. Measure out into equal portions of ‘pumpkins’
  6. Roll out the remaining 1/4 piece of marzipan (uncoloured) between two clean pieces of cling wrap
  7. Roll  into tiny balls (for eyes) and long sausage shapes (for mouth)


Step 1








  1. Shape the balls into pumpkins by slightly flattening the top with your fingers
  2. Using a toothpick, make indentations on the sides of the pumpkins


Step 2









  1. Gently press a stick of clove into the top of each pumpkin
  2. Place the tiny marzipan balls in place for the eyes, and the sausage shapes for the mouth
  3. Place the chocolate vermicelli into the eyes or use to make a mouth


Step 3








  1. For plain pumpkins, follow the steps above, without adding faces


Step 4







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