Any Ideas For How To Make Edible Trees ,(Not Pine) Quickly?

Decorating By misslibertysmom Updated 30 Sep 2009 , 5:15pm by Rylan

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misslibertysmom Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 1:22pm
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Just wondering if anyone had a quick method to do free standing leaf trees for me to add into some landscaping for a building cake I am doing.
Any advice would be great!

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CakeMommyTX Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 1:41pm
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Make green rice crispy treats. I've seen it used for wreaths, garland and trees.

I made a large tree this way but you can do smaller ones as well.
I also had to really compact the treats so they did'nt fall ff because the tree was so big but for smaller ones you can leave the treats a little more loose.

Make the trunk out of a wooden skewer and gumpaste and add some rice crispies on top. They look just like leaves.
Just add green coloring to the melted marshmallows .

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Tiffany29 Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 1:41pm
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I recently did a landscape cake (in my photos). I know you don't want pine trees. I used fondant with tylose mixed in to help stabilize the fondant. Maybe you could try that.

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cakesbybert Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 1:43pm
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Use wooden dowel and floral wire to help make a support and then cover with fondant.
or if you don't need a 3D tree, you can do 2D by doing cut outs from gum paste or chocolate and making a base for them to be attached to and stand up.

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Rylan Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 5:15pm
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I've done pine trees in my last cake and you can use the same technique to make your type of tree. I just melted fondant and mixed in the RKT. You can also use white chocolate and RKT.

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