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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.

Photography: Lucas Allen

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2007


Recipe for Christmas Tree Cupcakes.


  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. 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.

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