How to Make a Pull-Out Star Cone Tree

Skill Level: Beginner

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Step 1

Start by covering the base of the ice cream cone. Rotate the tip as you pipe around the cone.

Step 2

Using a decorating bag fitted with Tip 18 (or any medium star tip), hold the bag against the side of the cone, with the tip just slightly above the surface.

Step 3

Squeeze the bag to form a star. Continue squeezing, pulling the tip down and away, decreasing pressure as you reach the desired length of the branch.

Step 4

Stagger the next row of pull-out stars so that the new row of pull-out stars is piped between the previous row of pull-out stars. This will create a fuller, filled-in look.

Step 5

Repeat to cover the tree. Pipe shorter pull-out stars towards the tip of the cone

Step 6

Stop piping before reaching the tip off the cone. Place tree on the iced board to position.

Step 7

Finish piping the top-most rows.

Step 8


  • Create different sized trees by cutting ice cream sugar cones to size. To trim, use a wet brush to dampen the wide end of the cones with water. Only dampen the part to be trimmed. Use a knife to cut along dampened line. Let cone dry completely before decorating.
  • For ornaments, pipe dots using different colors of icing, nonpareils or Sugar Pearls Sprinkles.
  • Finish the tree by adding a Gold Star Sprinkle on top.

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