While this delectable almond paste treat originated in Persia, Marzipan became a specialty of the Baltic Sea region of Germany. Marzipan is usually sold in adorable brightly colored fruit shapes which you can find at most grocery stores or here.
Balducci's carries the most famous German maker's brand: Niederegger marzipan. The paste can be bought for you to use in your own recipes which are guaranteed to impress. I love marzipan best when it is used as a thin layer over cakes and pastries.