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Sugar Cone Spruce Trees

Total Time

Prep: 1 hour


8 trees

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
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 sugar ice cream cones
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting, divided
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • Green gel food coloring
  • Assorted candy decorations


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. When frosting on trees is dry, spread white frosting over a large serving platter to resemble snow. Arrange trees on frosted platter.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 320 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 149mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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