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Marzipan Babies
Status: Not Marzipan
I'm a big fan of Marzipan. In fact, I've made several pilgrimages to Lübeck, home of Niederegger, makers of the best marzipan in the world (in my opinion). So I was intrigued by these pictures of tiny babies supposedly made out of marzipan. I don't see why one couldn't make lifelike dolls out of marzipan, but that's not the case with these dolls. They're actually made by the artist Camille Allen out of polymer clay or resin, and they're not edible. Still, in the past it was apparently possible to buy jelly babies, as well as chocolate babies. So why not marzipan babies? (via Strong Chemistry)

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Categories: Birth/Babies, Food
Posted by Alex on Wed Oct 12, 2005
Comments (103)
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Hey... Are those babies ceramic? CAN YOU like... put them in different positions or do they stay the same? Because Marzipan... I didn't know if that was like were you put them in different positions or what.
Posted by Ali  in  Oklahoma  on  Mon May 01, 2006  at  06:54 PM
where can i buy them
Posted by CARMEN GALLIPOLI, PARAMUS NJ.  in  paramus,nj  on  Wed May 03, 2006  at  10:39 AM
they are adorable!would you please tell me where i can buy them.thank you!
Posted by hakan  in  new york  on  Mon May 08, 2006  at  07:43 AM
I would LOVE directions for these.........I decorate cakes as a hobby and would definitely like to know how to do these they would be perfect on top of baby shower cakes!!! They're so realistic looking, a true work of art!
Posted by Khalstead  in  New Jersey  on  Wed Jun 07, 2006  at  10:17 AM
These babies are pretty good too!
Posted by Junior  in  Petersburg-VA  on  Tue Jul 25, 2006  at  12:37 PM

Realistic miniature babies!!!!:
Posted by Junior  in  Petersburg-VA  on  Tue Jul 25, 2006  at  12:40 PM
It's still disgusting.
Posted by Charybdis  in  Hell  on  Tue Jul 25, 2006  at  01:04 PM
wow i was very deeply impressed by this lady's talent. she is truly gifted and all u negative people give her some slck just because your not as talented doesn't mean that u can go around judging her for her talents. well hopefully she keeps it up. wink
Posted by Hannah  in  somewhere  on  Fri Aug 04, 2006  at  04:10 PM
these are not marzipan, here website is and she makes them out of clay! I was going to say marzipan, as nice as it is, does not look that flawless. it's spongy...
but she does sell these for as low as $90 a piece, but as much as $3000.
Posted by AJ  in  NJ  on  Mon Aug 28, 2006  at  09:50 AM
I bet these would be great with coffee!!!
Posted by orion  in  usa  on  Sat Oct 07, 2006  at  08:38 AM
tjese are the cutest things in the whole world and i want one so bad for christmas so if you could send me some info aboyt where and how i could get these marzipan babies and how much they would cost. thank you
Posted by maria  in  drexel hill  on  Sat Nov 25, 2006  at  03:56 PM
Please read the actual entry before replying with "Where can I buy marzipan babies?" Is reading comprehension in adults really that low?!


That is said in the entry. If you want to buy them go to her website. Here is the link, for the like 12th time.
Posted by clue bunny  on  Thu Nov 30, 2006  at  09:20 PM
very cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by shahril  in  malaysia  on  Sun Dec 24, 2006  at  04:59 AM
i hate it
Posted by megan ellison  in  reading,pa  on  Thu Jan 04, 2007  at  10:13 AM
I think that this is awesome! I would love to have one that is custom made for the way that my grand son is now 1 year! I would just want to freeze frame that time! Could that be done? Make them and keep them for that long? please email me with the information about where can i buy these little marzipan babies.thanks.
Posted by ndlps  in  India  on  Sun Jan 14, 2007  at  07:39 AM
please email me with the information about where can i buy these little marzipan babies.thanks.
Posted by ndlps  in  India  on  Sun Jan 14, 2007  at  07:41 AM
I really think these are adorable.
The person that created them is really an artist
They make us smile
Posted by carol Houston  in  Statesville, NC  on  Sat Jan 20, 2007  at  09:59 PM
Hi, I would like to know where I can purchase these Marzipan babies? Thanks
Posted by Freda  in  NB Moncton  on  Sun Feb 18, 2007  at  07:40 PM
I would like to know where I can find or buy these. I think they are the cutest things and I never knew about them b4
Posted by alexandra  in  st.paul minnesota  on  Fri Mar 09, 2007  at  02:34 PM
this is a great job? God bless the person who did this is a very beautiful job. question: if i want to purchase marzipian babies what would be the price and how can i purchase i?
Posted by mickey  in  bronx  on  Mon Mar 19, 2007  at  01:43 PM
Posted by judy malleck  in  CENTRAL CITY NEBRASKA  on  Thu Apr 05, 2007  at  01:47 PM
who made these and are they for sale?
Posted by josie  in  tuistin, ca  on  Thu Apr 19, 2007  at  10:50 AM
Am waiting despertly for these babies I believe them to be
very beautiful cool smile
Posted by Betty Quackenbush  in  Chuluota, Florida  on  Thu Apr 19, 2007  at  03:01 PM
I received an email yesterday with pictures of these incredible babies and i want to have some for display. They are so real looking, I wouldn't dare eat one. Looking on how to order a few of these doll babies.
Posted by Karen Wesolek  in  South Bend Indiana  on  Fri Apr 27, 2007  at  07:58 AM
LOL OMG i love them , i might be using the idea for my art project :D there so sweet, :D awwwww
Posted by Manda-Lou  in  Nottingham UK  on  Fri Jun 22, 2007  at  06:08 AM
I found out they are available from
Posted by Julia  in  Canada  on  Thu Sep 06, 2007  at  05:14 PM
To be quite honest, I actually looked up these images for a Childhood and Culture paper. While at first glance I will admit that I found the babies very cute and sweet. At second glance, however, I was dismayed to realize that someone is commercializing the image of infants and selling these little figurines, which cheapens the concept of children and childhoos=d in totality. Of course everyone likes to look at an adorable sleeping baby, BUT IT IS THE BABY AS A WHOLE THAT IS PRECIOUS,NOT JUST AS A HEDONISITC IMAGE FOR CONSUMERISTIC AMERICA TO ENJOY!
Posted by Katharynne  in  Somewhere, USA  on  Tue Sep 18, 2007  at  04:17 PM
bay?ld?m yaa
Posted by SILA_HEL?N.TR  on  Sun Oct 28, 2007  at  03:26 PM
I just Love these little babies! I am a doll collector, and I would really like to know how or where they can be purchased? If anyone knows, PLEASE let me know how. Thanks.
Posted by Kandy  in  Wisconsin  on  Sun Dec 09, 2007  at  08:09 PM
These are created with clay and there are NUMEROUS artists devoting many hours to bringing them to life they can be found all over the www and in all price ranges many names have been given to these creations OOAK aka one of a kind art dolls is a good start if your Google searching Ebay has many artists work and Jack Johnston is a maker of one of the most popular clays being used to create them Prosculpt is the name for his product
Posted by MiniDollFan  on  Mon Dec 31, 2007  at  11:23 AM
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