For All You Pinecone Lovers!

Decorating By PennySue Updated 27 Dec 2008 , 7:35am by PennySue

PennySue Posted 24 Dec 2008 , 1:53am
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I've been getting lots and lots of requests for the tutorial for making bc pinecones. Since I've been also battling illness, I've been a bit remiss in checking my CC mailbox. I apologize if this caused any problems in making them for your holiday cakes! So....here is the tutorial.

The pinecones made in the tutorial are small, about 1 1/2". They can be made larger using a larger rose tip and a larger candy stick. Just keep things cold. Leave them on the sticks so they can be place in the cake easily. I push them into the cake using a toothpick right down the center of the pinecone. I hopw this will help you all and will be a bit more efficent.
Happy Baking and a Very Merry Christmas!
PennySue
P.S. Pine needles were made with a #233 grass tip.
LL

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JaLa90016 Posted 24 Dec 2008 , 2:23am
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Originally Posted by PennySue

I've been getting lots and lots of requests for the tutorial for making bc pinecones. Since I've been also battling illness, I've been a bit remiss in checking my CC mailbox. I apologize if this caused any problems in making them for your holiday cakes! So....here is the tutorial.

The pinecones made in the tutorial are small, about 1 1/2". They can be made larger using a larger rose tip and a larger candy stick. Just keep things cold. Leave them on the sticks so they can be place in the cake easily. I push them into the cake using a toothpick right down the center of the pinecone. I hopw this will help you all and will be a bit more efficent.
Happy Baking and a Very Merry Christmas!
PennySue
P.S. Pine needles were made with a #233 grass tip.


Thanks for the tutorial!!!

Merry Christmas!!!

fiddlesticks Posted 24 Dec 2008 , 2:26am
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Thanks for sharing and I hope you feel better soon !
Merry Christmas !

ceshell Posted 24 Dec 2008 , 8:38am
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Your pinecones are lovely, I can see why so many people would be asking for a tutorial! Thanks for posting!

pamconn Posted 24 Dec 2008 , 2:26pm
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Your cake is lovely. Thanks for the tutorial and feel better soon icon_smile.gif

vanillafairy Posted 24 Dec 2008 , 3:49pm
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Great tutorial, thank you!!

vanillafairy Posted 24 Dec 2008 , 3:51pm
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Great tutorial, thank you!!

cocobean Posted 24 Dec 2008 , 4:11pm
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Thanks! And, Get Well Wishes To You!!

bashini Posted 24 Dec 2008 , 5:23pm
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Fantastic tutorial! Thank You. icon_smile.gif

Michelle104 Posted 24 Dec 2008 , 5:26pm
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Penny! Your cake is beautiful!! Thank you for sharing! icon_lol.gif

Wildrose6633 Posted 24 Dec 2008 , 5:33pm
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Wonderful tutorial, feel better soon.

Barb (Wildrose)

Cathy26 Posted 24 Dec 2008 , 8:26pm
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those are BC? thats amazing! they look like fondant!

cakesbykitty Posted 25 Dec 2008 , 1:49am
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those are just gorgeous, but here is a (probably silly) question... how do you get them off the stick when you are done?

JoJo40 Posted 25 Dec 2008 , 11:09pm
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Penny Sue said "Leave them (pinecones) on the sticks so they can be placed into the cake easily. Push them into the cake with a toothpick right down the center of the pinecone". Nice cake, Penny Sue. Hope this clears up the process for you, kakesbykitty.

bethie713 Posted 26 Dec 2008 , 2:33am
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What type of candy sticks are you using. I've never seen a solid white stick that you show in your tutorial. Did you have to order them special?

CakesByJen2 Posted 26 Dec 2008 , 4:28am
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I use pretzel sticks or rods and pipe the scales on with a petal tip in either royal or BC. Let dry, then push into the cake. The pretzels break off easily if for some reason you need the stick end to be shorter. I made some very small pinecones in royal icing to add to the cookie wreath in my pics.

PennySue Posted 27 Dec 2008 , 7:35am
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I've heard of using pretzel sticks, just never tried it. The sticks I used I got at Michael's in the cake/candy area. Hobby Lobby should also have them. They are just sticks you'd use to make lolly pops with or chocolate suckers with. Hope this helps!

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