Oh, how … sweet

Just when I thought nothing could delight me more than an Anne Geddes photo of a soft soft baby nestled inside a pretty pretty flower or juxtaposed with an acorn, this comes along. Marzipan, for those of you who aren’t quite so worldly and fancy, is “a confection made of ground almonds or almond paste, egg whites, and sugar, often molded into decorative shapes.” (Source: dictionary.reference.com)
If I weren’t intolerant (sorta like allergic but not really) to almonds and egg whites, you’d better believe I’d be spending my entire weekend making a batch or six of these babies and popping them into my mouth like there was no tomorrow. Or dropping them, one by one, into a glass of hot water, like Alka-Seltzer, just to, you know, see.
Or perhaps, in a more contemplative, wymynly mood, fashioning a massive marzipan mammary for all of these tiny treasures to simultaneously suckle. Wouldn’t that be the sweetest?
P.S. Scroll down for a poll. (I have no idea why it insists on being so far down the page. And no patience to figure out how to convince it to scoot up a little.)
UPDATE, 8 October 2005, 11:26 a.m.:  Turns out that these things aren’t sweet at all. In fact, the infants are inedible.

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