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Sugar Cone Spruce Trees

 Sugar Cone Spruce Trees
I capitalized on the idea at Christmastime by sprucing up ice cream cones to fashion some frosted firs. I made these for a school Christmas party.—Carla Harris, Trenton, Tennessee
8 ServingsPrep: 1 hour


  • 8 sugar ice cream cones
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting, divided
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • Green gel food coloring
  • Assorted candy decorations


  • Using a serrated knife, carefully score and cut ice cream cones to
  • desired heights. In a small bowl, combine 3/4 cup frosting and
  • confectioners' sugar; tint green. Set remaining frosting aside.
  • Cut a hole in the corner of a pastry or plastic bag; insert star tip
  • #77. Fill with green frosting. Pipe frosting in overlapping rows
  • over cones. Decorate with candies.
  • When frosting on trees is dry, spread white frosting over a large
  • serving platter to resemble snow. Arrange trees on frosted platter.
  • Yield: 8 trees.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 320 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 149 mg sodium, 54 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.