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Christmas trees with Waffle Cones Royal Icing

Simple Christmas tree with waffle cone and royal icing

This is a basic stiff royal icing from 1 cup of powdered sugar so that it can be crafted by hand, colored and pipe, or spread into decorative trees for Christmas gingerbread houses.
Servings 3 small cones
Author Victoria


  • 3 waffle cones pine tree base

Basic Royal Icing w/ Meringue Powder

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1.5 Tbsp hot water extra water to dilute depending on climate/consistency
  • 1 Tbsp meringue powder


  • green food color
  • powdered sugar snow immitation
  • decorative sprinkles


  • Stir together hot water and meringue powder.
  • Add powdered sugar and whisk on medium till thick, do not whip for more than 5 minutes.
  • Divide into small bowls and add food colors of your choice.
  • Use any leave tip, and pipe onto the waffle cone starting from the bottom up.
  • You can also spread green icing onto the waffle cone with a spatula before dip it into green sugar or decorative granules.