Well, let me just say, that Lauren Ulm made it look pretty easy to make little yarn balls out of colored marzipan. I should have known when Martha was having a bit of difficulty making them that I would, too! Nonetheless, I persevered and did make three little marzipan yarn balls in purple (Lorna's favorite color) for her special celebratory cupcake.
I had never worked with marzipan before. Perhaps the next time I try it, I will achieve better results. I will try it again...sometime.
Lorna was touched that I made a special "Congratulations Lorna" cupcake for her to celebrate her first book. That was all that mattered!
Please let me know if you attempt any knit marzipan decorations. I would love to know how yours turn out!