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Pinecone Cakes

Recipe photo courtesy of Sang An

For our fanciful pinecones, oval almond cakes are crafted with cookie cutters, covered with chocolate frosting, and topped with "scales," each one a carefully arranged almond slice.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2003



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  • cakengiftsindia
    16 MAY, 2017
    Truely this is yummy. My family members loved it very much, So I make it again and again.
  • Schatzie1012
    28 NOV, 2011
    These make a spectacular presentation on a dessert plate. I used the Williams-Sonoma Easter Egg cake pan to make the individual cakes, then used the remaining batter for an 8-inch cake. There was way too much frosting in the recipe, and it definitely did not require 6 cups of sliced almonds. I used less than a 10-oz bag and still have a lot left over.
  • swayze
    15 NOV, 2008
    i actually melted white chocolate..dyed it green then covered pretzel sticks for pine needles. and added some cranbarries as well and put it together as christmas presents
  • carhenge
    8 NOV, 2008
    I made these for our Christmas eve celebration. I loved the chocolate "pine needles". As an added touch, I sprinkled with powdered sugar for a snowy effect. They were a big hit.
  • ckucz427
    4 JUL, 2008
    use store bought cheese ball and reshape and arrange almonds for pine cone effect.
  • rsvoboda
    29 MAY, 2008
    I used this technique of slivered almonds for any store bought cheese ball. I just reshape and stab with the slivered almonds. It always gets a great reaction. If anyone asks if I made it, I always smile and say "Yes, I did!"

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