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Marzipan Christmas Trees

 Marzipan Christmas Trees
These are the perfect decorations for a Christmas cake. They are so pretty and guests will be surprised at how great the cake looks.—Earlene Moore, Lubbock, Texas
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond paste
  • 1/2 cup marshmallow creme
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • Green gel food coloring
  • 8 ice cream sugar cones
  • Additional confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine the almond paste, marshmallow creme and corn
  • syrup; mix well. Beat in the confectioners' sugar until combined.
  • Turn onto a waxed paper-lined work surface; knead in food coloring.
  • Divide marzipan in half. Roll each portion into a 10-in. circle
  • between two pieces of waxed paper. Remove waxed paper; cut each
  • circle into four wedges.
  • For each tree, place tip of marzipan wedge at tip of ice cream cone;
  • wrap around cone and pinch edges to seal. With kitchen scissors at a
  • 45° angle pointed toward the top of the tree, cut "V" shapes
  • into the marzipan. Work from top to bottom of tree, then continue
  • around the tree until completed.
  • Place a small amount of food coloring in a bowl; thin with water if
  • desired. Brush over marzipan trees. Dust with confectioners' sugar.
  • Use to trim holiday cakes. Yield: 8 trees.