Sunday, 23 December 2012

Strawberry Christmas Tree

Strawberry Christmas Tree
I have a few quick little Christmassy things that I want to get up on the blog before Christmas, in case anyone is in need of a last little bit of inspiration! :) I had seen these cute strawberry Christmas tress all over pinterest (like this one from Can't Stop Making Things) so I just had to have a go myself!

It sounded pretty simple - grab a styrofoam cone, pour melted chocolate on it and stick the strawberries to it. Unfortunately, life is never simple! :) Firstly, I couldn't find a styrofoam cone anywhere! I eventually found a site I could order them from online but they wouldn't have arrived on time. So I went to a flower shop and bought a piece of oasis! I made a cone shape out of a piece of card and cut the oasis to fit underneath it. Then I covered that in baking parchment and poured the chocolate on!

I was feeling pretty proud of my problem solving skills. But I wasn't finished yet. I started sticking on the strawberries but they wouldn't stick! They just kept sliding down the cone! I'm sure if I had had more time I could have done the bottom row and waited for the chocolate to harden a little and then do the next layer. But I was in a rush, guests were starting to arrive!

Strawberry Christmas Tree

So I roped in some helpers (my sister and cousin) and we decided to try pushing cocktail sticks into the cone first and then sticking the strawberries onto them! If the cone had been made of styrofoam this would have been genius! But getting cocktail sticks through baking parchment, card and oasis is tough!! We persevered though and it was all looking great until ... we ran out of strawberries!! 

So we ended up with a half empty tree of chocolate covered strawberries. :( But it was still a huge hit! Everyone loved it! 

Things I've Learnt:
- Buy extra strawberries!!
- Use a styrofoam cone if possible.
- Keep some cocktail sticks handy in case your strawberries start to slide. 


6 comments:

  1. Wow, that looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing :)
    Merry Christmas to you!

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  2. I owe you a special word ... Thank you my friend for the affection on my blog. I hope to give you more attention in 2013. Loved this fabulous tree and your last works! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, full of health and love! You are special :)
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  3. Yum!!!! I want to take a bite!!!! I LOVE strawberries!!!!! Darling little blog!! I am now a follower!! Come check us out..... Merry Christmas!! http://primarypossibilities.blogspot.com/2012/12/holly-bloggy-exchange.html
    Stephanie

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  4. OH MY!!! I want to dig into to that tree!! YUM!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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  5. So Pretty! Love your blog! I would love for you to visit my linky party going on now at http://wallisfarmsdailywalk.blogspot.com/2013/01/blog-post.html

    Have a great day!

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  6. Yummy! Will have to try next xmas!

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