Saturday, November 27, 2021

Artificial Icing Trees


I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday weekend!
Today I'm sharing how I put together my faux icing trees, take a look:


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For this project I used light weigh spackle as my icing that I put in a sandwich bag with a Wilton open star tip.  The foam cones were a yard sale find - can you believe they were only a dollar?!?  The cherries, glitter and cake turning stand were things that I already had on hand.


Starting at the bottom I began adding swirls of spackle that looked like tiny rosettes.

Having the turning stand made things sooo much easier!
You can find this one at Walmart.

*Even though the turning stand is plastic, I'll still sometimes add a bit of parchment to the surface.  That way I can move the item that I'm working on before it's completely dry without ruining the project.


When each layer was complete I started another, just building on top of what was already there.  I found it helpful to place a new layer of rosettes offset from the previous layer, rather than lining them directly above one another.  That way all of the foam space was filled in - kind of like how a brick wall is laid.

No matter how careful you are it won't always be perfect, but don't stress!  You can use a toothpick or small knife to smooth out any rough spots.  Any empty spots can be filled in with a small squeeze from the 'icing' bag.


With the entire foam cone covered and the spackle still wet, I popped a faux cherry on top.

You can find these cherries  here on Amazon, though I did find a smaller but similar version in Dollar Tree's holiday section.  You can click here to browse the Dollar Tree webpage. 

Though it doesn't show up well in the photo, I did give each cone a sprinkling of glitter as well.
It's really pretty in the lights from the holiday trees 😊


And here are my faux icing trees all complete.  I loved how they turned out and...


...couldn't wait to combine them with the artificial gumdrop and sprinkle trees that I had already made.  These are going to look great with the dollhouse turned gingerbread decor that I'm sharing next week!

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I hope you enjoyed this holiday decor post, thanks for stopping by!


  1. I so love these Jennifer! I just made some faux hot chocolate cups with spackle but I never thought of this! Such a great idea. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  2. These look good enough to eat! Really great project. I'm featuring when my link party opens.