Candy Corn Tree

This article, entitled "Cookin' Lean Craft: Candy Corn Tree," comes from Lindsay Rudolph, MomsEveryday blogger from Winchester, Virginia.

When does sugar content not matter when it comes to making sweet treats? When you don't plan on eating 'em!

This fun little activity was too cute not to share. Yes, it is pure sugar, but the intention is to decorate with this recipe, not actually eat it. Although, Kimber and I did sneak in a few candy corn and dips into the frosting. Gotta have some fun and treat yourself every now and then, right?

If you are home from school or stuck indoors because of Sandy like we are, this is the perfect activity to keep the kids busy for a bit. We are in a hotel and we even had room for this! No kids around the kitchen? This craft makes an adorable place card holder or dish label for a festive fall buffet. This little idea came from Paula Deen. While looking up new recipes to start working away on, I stumbled upon this video. Have fun with it!!




  • PILLSBURY Funfetti Creamy Supreme Halloween Icing (Or make with vanilla frosting and orange food coloring)

  • CANDY CORN (Not a candy corn fan? Try using Reese's Pieces!)


  1. Spread icing all over the surface of the cone.

  2. Starting with the bottom row, lightly press the candy into the icing.

  3. Continue making each row until reaching the top of the cone.

  4. To add a place card, dab an extra bit of icing on top and stick card gently into the icing.

If you are already thinking ahead, you may want to save this idea for Christmas or the winter holiday season. It will be here before we know it! Use white icing with green and red M&M's or blue and white York Peppermint Pieces to create a sweet winter wonderland!

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Lindsay Rudolph
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