All you need are three items from the grocery store to create this magical forest of evergreens. They can be made several days ahead of time. You know that saying – “You can’t always see the forest through the trees?” Well, this time, you can eat your way through the forest, it’s completely edible!
Step 1: Pinch about 2” of marzipan off and begin kneading it in your hands.
Step 2: Roll into a cone shape.
Step 3: Insert skewer in base of tree and make a little hole. Insert pretzel into hole. (You could skip the skewer and just use the pretzel but be careful not to break the pretzel).
Step 4: Lightly dampen your fingers and then dampen the marzipan. (This will help the sugar stick to the marzipan).
Step 5: Roll the dampened marzipan into the sugar or sprinkles.
Step 6: Set aside and repeat. I was able to get about 9 trees out of one box of marzipan. Insert into cake and enjoy!
PS: These could also be used for cute little cupcake toppers.
Photography by Tim Gibson