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Christmas Trees

Grow a forest of Christmas Trees using ice cream cones as your base. Cut the cone to any size?just dampen to where the base will be and use a scissors or a small paring knife to cut around the cone.
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Step 1
Step 1

Attach pretzel rod inside sugar cone with royal icing. Pipe icing inside of cone and press pretzel into position. You could place the cone, point side down, in a glass to hold until icing is set, about 1 hour. The icing won't be completely dry, so handle carefully when you start to decorate the tree.

Step 2
Step 2

Using Tip 75 with the wide, flat point of tip up with green icing, pipe a row of leaves, starting at the base of the cone. Hold the pretzel rod in your opposite hand and turn slowly as you pipe the leaves.

Step 3
Step 3

Carefully loosen waxed paper from former and lift off icing tree. Remove paper; pipe icing inside tree to secure pretzel rod, let dry completely. Ice Cream Cones may be substituted for the tree former.

You could also make the trees completely on a waxed paper covered board, allowing them to dry and then attach them to the pretzel rods as needed.

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Royal Icing (medium consistency)



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Christmas Trees is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 37.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from These trees made the perfect setting for my daughters birthday cake. The theme was Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit toys and this idea was perfect for tying it all together. I used star tip with buttercream icing and the trees stole the show!
Date published: 2011-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made a camping themed cake for my dad for fathers day, i used this technique to make trees for the perfect finishing touch for the cake. The directions were clear and easy to follow and my trees turned out great! Highly recommend this for begginers!
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made these for my daughters 1st birthday cake. I used buttercream instead of royal icing and the kids all loved them.
Date published: 2011-05-12
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