In the South well to do ladies had tea parties and the hired help (slaves) made marzipan for tea. I don't see why the ladies could not make their own marzipan as it was fun to do. They probably did not want to get their hands dirty but they sure got their conscience dirty as slavery was wrong. Julia, age 10
My favorite part of the process was making a hamster out of the marzipan. I also liked painting them with food coloring.