candy christmas tree tutorial
{from southern hospitality}

by @according2kelly on November 22, 2012

for the entire month of november we will be baking, sewing & crafting up a storm, preparing handmade gifts for this holiday season.

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today, our featured blogger is the rhoda of southern hospitality. rhoda writes…

About 3 years ago, I took part in a Christmas showhouse and had a lot of fun partnering with several other ladies and making some fun Christmas craft items to sell at the showhouse. One of the things we put together was Candy Christmas Trees. These were so cute and would make a great handmade gift idea for those on your list who love this sort of thing. They can be placed in so many areas and are just adorable and a treat to see.

candy trees

The base is a foam cone and we did several different sizes. And if you don’t want to use powdered eggwhites, I’m sure the real thing will work great too and is probably cheaper.

Recipe for the icing for Candy Trees:

1 lb confectioners sugar (4 cups)

3 TB Powdered egg whites

6 TB Warm water

Beat 6 min. until peaks form. The most important part of icing is consistency. If it starts to get too stiff and dry out, add 1 TB of water at a time until smooth and easy to spread. Be careful not to get too thin also, as candy will slide. A little practice and you’ll get it!

candy and Christmas candy trees

Also, don’t cover the whole cone all at once. Sit your cone on a cakeplate or pedestal and start covering with icing at the bottom, about 1/2 way up, place your candies and then keep working up to the top. The icing starts to dry out pretty fast!

Compile a variety of pretty candies and then get busy crafting your very own Candy Christmas Trees. They look so festive sitting around a kitchen, placed on a cakestand!

Regards,

Rhoda

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about rhoda: She loves decorating and DIY projects. Decorating a home doesn’t have to cost a fortune and she’s spent years thrifting at antiques markets and yardsales, finding those treasures that make a home unique. She blogs to inspire and encourage other women to find their own inner creativity.

 

 

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