Tudor sweet making at Elmbridge Food Festival

The Museum team welcomed over a 100 children and their parents to the 'Little Foodies' area at the Elmbridge Food Festival on Sunday 27th September.


Families enjoyed learning how Tudor sweets were made of marchpane, which is similar to our marzipan. They discovered how the Tudors would sculpt their sweets into magnificent shapes, such as animals, castles and even St. Pauls Cathedral, to show off their wealth at spectacular banquets.


Children visiting the museum stall took inspiration from this and rolled, painted and decorated marzipan. Our favourite imaginative creations on the day were elaborate Tudor roses, a dragon and a more modern minion. As well as having lots of fun creating marzipan treats, the best bit was definitely the eating!