How adorable is this little forest of Christmas trees...that you can eat! When I saw this floating around on Facebook the other day I knew I just couldn't resist the idea of giving them a try! So I followed the link and it took me to a wonderful foodie site called Just a Taste. This is actually a lot less complicated than it may look and if yours truly can pull it off than you should have no problem in creating your own forest of pretty little Christmas trees!
All you need is this...
1 box of chocolate cake mix of your choosing
a box of sugar cones which usually come 12 to a box
2 containers of vanilla frosting or you can always make your own
yellow and blue food coloring
some pearl sprinkles
* You will also need a pastry bag or gun fitted with a star shape pastry tip. I used a pastry gun with a #18 Wilton tip.
Make the cake according to the box directions and then fill muffin pan prepared with cupcake liners. While cupcakes are baking take one of your jars of vanilla frosting and using the food color begin to make the frosting color for your tree. Then taking one of the sugar cones, spread on a thin layer of frosting and repeat for the remaining cones. Transfer the rest of the frosting to the pastry bag or gun.
Once the cuppycakes are all done baking let cool and if necessary cut the tops of the cakes to create a nice flat surface. Slather on some of the white vanilla frosting to create a base for the cone and then pop the cone on top.
Starting at the base of the cone, pipe the leaves onto the tree. Once done add the little pearl sprinkles and a dusting of powdered sugar.
And there you have your very Merry Christmas Tree Cupcakes! These can even double as a festive centerpiece. We have a few holiday events going on this coming weekend so I think I will be taking a forest or two as desserts.
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