Friday, November 9, 2007
Pine Cone Upgrade
Pine Cone Cakes
Every guest gets their own individual cake.
1. With an oval cookie cutter, cut eight ovals from the cake (or cut ovals freehand using a paring knife). Trim ovals to resemble real pine cones, creating the pointed tip on one end and a rounded base on the other; round off corners and top with the knife so that each little cake further takes on a pine cone shape.
2. Once cakes are frosted, arrange sliced almonds to look like the scales of a pine cone: Starting at the base, set almond slices at an angle and with pointy ends facing outward in a spiral pattern. Decorate row by row, overlapping slices slightly. Cover entire surface. For snow-covered pine cones, dust with confectioners' sugar before serving.