Sometimes confused with almond paste, Marzipan consists of melted sugar and finely ground almonds. Originally, the thick paste was used as a covering on wedding cakes prior to layering the cake with icing or a fondant. Some even used Marzipan as the only cake covering. Today, Marzipan is frequently given a chocolate coating or shaped into figurines. Marzipan has a sweeter flavour than almond paste and is often used in baking.