Friday, December 10, 2010

Candy Christmas Tree

A year ago we went to a little Dutch village in Solvang, California. In the window of the bakery they had candy trees. I took a photo because they were so cute. Then, at Christmas last year Rhoda did a post on making them and I knew I had to make it. We had our ladie's banquet at church and I finally had the chance to make it with my boys. You can see my table here. I used it as the centerpiece on my table that I decorated.

I used a cone that I bought at Hobby Lobby. They have styrophome but they were around $14.00 and I hated to spend that. I found a cardboard material cone in the Christmas decoration aisle. Cover the cone with royal icing and then place the candies on.

Royal Icing Recipe

4 cups (1 lb) confectioners sugar

3 Tbsp meringue powder (found in the cake decorating aisle with Wilton products)

6 Tbsp warm water

Beat all the ingredients about 6 minutes until a peak forms. You can add water if you get it too stiff, or confectioners sugar if it is too runny. The candy will slide off if it is not stiff enough. Keep your bowl of icing covered with a damp towel so it does not dry out. Start at the bottom of the cone and work your way up, but only spread on small sections of icing so it does not dry out on you.


Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, Holly, your candy tree is beautiful. I'm so glad you got inspired from that one. They are so festive looking!

Anonymous said...

Well that is really interesting, thanks for sharing that!
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Coneflower Ranch said...

What a great idea! I may try that myself!

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for Grandparents and Caregivers said...

Oh how sweet - in more ways than one! What a delightful treat for several senses and such a Sweet Shot for Tuesday :)

Samantha said...

Now that is cool!

Kat Sloma said...

That is so cool - what a great idea!

Shannon said...

What a creative and fun centerpiece!

Anonymous said...

Ooooohhhh, what a great idea! I love this!