Pastry chefs all over the world have used marzipan for centuries. It is a favored delicacy found in many countries that can be used in baking and in covering and filling cakes, cookies, breads, tortes, and other delicacies. Marzipan is a sweet, pliable mixture of almond paste and sugar. It is often tinted with food coloring and molded into a variety of shapes such as fruits, animals, flowers and holiday shapes. During the Christmas holiday season it is a favorite decoration as well as a filling in numerous delicacies.