Food Topiaries

Presentation is everything. That’s why I love to incorporate interesting food displays into entertaining. With one of the major holiday icons being a Christmas tree, what better tool to use than the foam craft cone, to create lovely food displays? You can begin with an appetizer tree. Who wouldn’t want to eat their veggies when they are artfully presented as a Christmas tree? Display cheese truffles on a cone covered with cream cheese (wrap the foam first in plastic or saran wrap) and crackers. And how about a shrimp cocktail tree?!!

Moving on to dessert, you can present chocolate truffles, dipped strawberries, and donut holes on these cone forms. The donut holes and plain strawberries would be perfect for brunch also.

Finally, you may want to set out an array of candy trees for a fantastic kid’s party or “Sugarplum Fairy” party. Attach hard candy, like peppermints, with frosting, stick lollipops into the ribbon-wrapped foam, or insert toothpicks into gumdrops.
All these ideas can be easily executed using picks and frosting or cream cheese. Go ahead and create your own Christmas Food Tree!

About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and contributor to Homes.com, Marie Callender's, and SheKnows. Most recently her work has been published in Woman's World, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.

Comments

  1. MixMingleGlow says:

    ummmm, I am sorry but I literally laughed out loud when I saw that broccoli tree! THAT IS THE CUTEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN! The only problem is I wouldn't want anyone to eat it…it is adorable! (all the other ones are too.) Great post idea, girl! Love it!

  2. Chris @ Celebrations At Home says:

    That's funny, I had a similar reaction to the shrimp! ; D

  3. That broccoli tree is FANTASTIC! I might just have to try that one for Christmas Eve!

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