Have yourself a Martha little Christmas {Recipe}

Don’t we all strive to make Christmas time a little more Martha-esque?  Where you’re instantly transformed into a magical place where everything is beautiful and edible.  And of course, sparkly.  Where everything surrounding you is, well, A Good Thing.  Ahh, I dream of either creating that land, or better yet, letting Martha invite me to that land.  {ps, Martha, if you’ve forgotten my address, I’ll send it again}

photo credit: Ron Palacio

Her people contacted my people and our people are sharing her people’s recipe for Christmas Tree Cupcakes. {confused?}  Aren’t they fun?  And I can totally picture myself eating the tree off without hesitation, with my best Martha manners, of course.

Lucky us, her people had a video, too.  Go watch How To Make Christmas Tree Cupcakes here.  I just love Martha’s calming voice.

 How to Make Christmas Tree Cupcakes


  • 12 waffle cones (2 to 2 1/2 inches wide and 4 to 5 inches long)
  • 12 cupcakes, baked and cooled
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Shredded sweetened coconut
  • Green gel paste food coloring
  • Cupcake topper (optional)


  1. Use a serrated knife to trim point of each cone to create a small opening; set aside. If necessary, use the serrated knife to trim top of each cupcake to create a flat surface. Place a dab of frosting on top of each cupcake, and spread to cover. Dip the top of each cupcake into coconut to cover completely.
  2. Mix together remaining frosting with green gel paste until desired green shade is reached. Transfer green frosting to a large pastry bag fitted with a small star tip. Working with one cone at a time, pipe a bead of frosting around open end of cone and position open-end down onto a cupcake to resemble a “tree.” Repeat process with remaining cupcakes and cones.
  3. Pipe remaining frosting decoratively all over trees until cones are completely covered. Trees can be refrigerated, uncovered, for up to 6 hours. Before serving, insert a cupcake topper into the opening of each cupcake cone, if desired.

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