Christmas Tree Cake Cones

Looking for fun Christmas desserts and treats? My Christmas Tree Cake Cones are just the ticket!

Christmas Tree Cake Cones are filled with cake and frosting and then festively decorated and a fun holiday activity for kids. #christmasactivitiesforkids #cakecones www.savoryexperiments.com


 

Christmas Tree Cake Cones are filled with cake and frosting and then festively decorated and a fun holiday activity for kids.

The idea for Christmas Tree Cake Cones came while making Witch Hats for Halloween. Sugar cones provide the perfect base for a piny, holiday tree.

This is a great kid-friendly project similar to decorating sugar cookies. Allow creative juices to flow while making festive edible decor. Also great for landscaping gingerbread houses.

Christmas Tree Cake Cones are filled with cake and frosting and then festively decorated and a fun holiday activity for kids.


The only problem with these cute works-of-art is how to eat them!? Hold Christmas Tree Cake Cones upright and your hands will be tinted with frosting colors. The only acceptable way is in a bowl.

Make sure you PIN Christmas Tree Cake Cones!

Allowing one to also add a scoop of ice cream to the mix. We found out the hard way that these are best eaten the day of making, otherwise the frosting makes the sugar cone a little mushy. For decoration… their shelf life is endless!

Christmas Tree Cake Cones are filled with cake and frosting and then festively decorated and a fun holiday activity for kids.


There are endless ways to decorate Christmas Tree Cake Cones. For some I used the star tip and created branches, sprinkling them with white sprinkles for a snowy effect.

Others I dotted with colored frosting to resemble twinkle lights. On others I stuck silver balls onto frosting colors.

Christmas Tree Cake Cones are filled with cake and frosting and then festively decorated and a fun holiday activity for kids. #christmasactivitiesforkids #cakecones www.savoryexperiments.com

You can also place maraschino cherries as “stars”. Spread frosting on cones and coat with gold and silver sprinkles, modern trees.

Since my smallest circle tip was still too big, I piped some colors into plastic baggies and snipped just a small hole on the end. I also found tweezers to put on the “ornaments” very helpful.

Christmas Tree Cake Cones are filled with cake and frosting and then festively decorated and a fun holiday activity for kids.

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Christmas Tree Cake Cones are filled with cake and frosting and then festively decorated and a fun holiday activity for kids. #christmasactivitiesforkids #cakecones www.savoryexperiments.com
Christmas Tree Cake Cones are filled with cake and frosting and then festively decorated and a fun holiday activity for kids.

Christmas Tree Cake Cone Recipe

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Christmas Tree Cake Cones are filled with cake and frosting and then festively decorated and a fun holiday activity for kids.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 24 trees

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover a bundt pan with heavy duty aluminum foil, wrapping tightly. Use two layers if you are concerned about the sturdiness. Using a sharp knife poke 12 small holes around the circle. Insert sugar cones so they are secured upright for filling and baking. If you are making 24 you will only do half at a time. 
  • Prepare cake mix as directed on box. Fill each sugar cone 2/3 full. Bake on the second to lowest rack for 13-15 minutes or until tops spring back when gently pressed. Remove and allow to cool.
  • When cones are fully cooled, trim the tops with a serrated knife to create a flat surface. 
  • Frost the cake tops with vanilla buttercream frosting, cap with a Fudge Stripe Cookie. Allow frosting to set. 
  • DECORATE!!!! This is the fun part- use colored frosting and sprinkles to make beautiful edible Christmas trees! 

Video

Notes

**Note: If you decide to make 12 trees and an 8 inch cake, grease an 8-inch cake pan lightly with cooking spray. Pour remaining batter into the pan. Bake according to directions on the box for a 2 8-inch cakes. Allow cake to cool and decorate as desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 187 kcal, Carbohydrates: 35 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 267 mg, Potassium: 43 mg, Sugar: 19 g, Calcium: 50 mg, Iron: 1.1 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 187
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake cone recipes, christmas desserts
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Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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