When perusing European food shops between Christmas and New Year's Day, these little pigs are everywhere in many shapes and styles. I love this German and Austrian tradition of giving out marzipan pigs or Glücksschwein, as a gesture of good luck for a New Year's tradition. Glücksschwein are a lovely surprise to give out to guests at a New Year's party or to coworkers.
There are several methods to make them. You can use a single sided mold, a double sided mold for a 3D pig or just sculpt the marzipan with your hands like I did here.
To economize your time even further, you can purchase ready made marzipan but I like to make my own, starting with making homemade almond paste.
I used disco dust to embellish these but most people prefer them plain, I can't help myself. I need to end the year with sparkle.