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More than a cradle for ice cream scoops, waffle cones are the secret behind another iced confection: a tree-shaped cake laden with snowy frosting.





  1. Step 1

    To make the trees, bake the batter inside waffle cones, lining the cones with parchment paper and standing them in holes cut into a disposable foil roasting pan. When the cakes are ready, remove and discard the cones and parchment.

  2. Step 2

    Then invert each tree cake onto a mini cupcake, and cover it with cream cheese frosting using a pastry bag and a star tip. Sprinkle with sanding sugar, and use a little extra to create beds of "snow" for serving.

Martha Stewart Living, December 2007



Reviews (3)

  • luisita 5 Jan, 2008

    I was very excited about this recipe, I made that for Xmas , the batter was perfect but it was difficult to bake the batter inside waffle cones. The cones were tilting to the sides, the batter was loose and the mini cupcakes were too small to hold the trees. Still I think it is a cute idea , maybe next time I'll do better, thank you any way Martha, always I admire you so much.

  • JustMaddie 17 Dec, 2007

    That is such a cute idea. I would never have thought of that. Thanks for the great tip

  • hayleyglasson 16 Nov, 2007

    As I have time to search Martha's website and recipes I came across this recipe and just love th idea of using waffle cones as a tool to cook cupcakes in to get a new shspe. I think over the days before Christmas that I have set aside for cooking, I shall bring my children into help me make these amazing cupcakes and we can decorate them more in an Australian themed Christmas. Thank you Martha Stewart for such wonderful recipes.