We have been playing with Christmas patty pans (aka cupcake liners) at our place. We have mentioned previously our huge addiction to cupcake liners. We found the perfect red gingham liners for our Christmas baking, and discovered we had plenty of other patty pans in Christmas colours in our ever growing stash so it was time to put some of them to use! Inspired by the gorgeous Cupcake Liner Christmas Tree Toppers from the Cake Blog, we created some Paper Christmas Trees.
After removing the bases of the cupcake liners, the pleated paper strips are perfect to wrap around a polystyrene cone to from a Christmas tree. With so many Christmas themed patty pans/cupcake liners available, it is fun to make some trees for the Christmas table. Best of all they are really quick to assemble (under an hour to make three trees) and we had all the supplies on hand.
You will need:
- polystyrene cone (from craft stores)
- patty pans/cupcake liners (approx 12 for each tree)
- sequin pins
You just pin each layer, starting at the bottom. The bottom layers will need two strips, then just cut strips to fit. Each layer overlaps the one below it by approx 1/4 inch to cover the pins. When you get to the top, you cut a complete patty pan in half. Fold that in half again so you have a quarter Bend each side around to form a mini cone shape, pop that on top, and secure with pins ( you could use tape to hold the top together if you prefer). This gives it a nice pointy tip.