Christmas Tree Tutorial #7

Friday, December 17, 2010

Hello everyone, I hope you're having fun experimenting with all the different trees in my tutorials!

Today's tree needs to be made from either gumpaste or a 50/50 mixture of gumpaste and fondant. Fondant alone isn't strong enough and won't allow you to ruffle the edges as shown.

This is another one of my favorite trees... so pretty.

In addition to fondant/gumpaste, you'll also need a rolling pin, a ball tool, 3 different sizes of circle cutters, and a foam petal pad.

Once again you'll need to form a cone shape.

Roll out the gumpaste and cut a couple of circles, then cut them in half. (If you want to cut out more circles, make sure you cover them with plastic wrap so they don't dry out.) Using the ball tool, thin the round side of each petal. Place the ball tool half on and half off the edge, then gently push down as you move the ball back and forth along the edge.

Starting at the bottom of the tree, attach each petal using a little water along the top edge. Make sure you don't wet the ruffled edge.

Stagger each row of petals as you work your way up the tree. When you get closer the the top, you should switch to a smaller circle cutter.

For the top of the tree, cut out the smallest circle but don't cut it in half like the others. Simply ruffle around the outside edge of the entire circle then place it on top. After you've finished adding all the petals, gently push the ruffled edges up so they stick out and don't look matted down.

That's all there is to Christmas tree #7.


  1. Judy, this frilly one is so beautiful! Just a question -- how tall are these trees. Are you using fondant and gumpaste readily available in the store? Or do you make your own? Joni

  2. Another clever design from you! These are all quite wonderful. Thank you for sharing your techniques.

  3. Thanks for the kind comments!

    Joni~ All of these trees are 4 to 6 inches in height. But you can still apply the same techniques if you want make smaller or larger trees.

    I use my own recipes to make fondant and gumpaste. However, I've heard that the Wilton products work pretty well. (I've never used them myself...) If you only want to try making a few things then I'd just use Wilton.

  4. Muy buenos...excelente me encanta tu creatividad y lo mejor que lo compartes

  5. Well I won't be having problems making trees again, not now I have all these beauties to make! Thank you so much for the tutorials and for your precious time for putting them out.

  6. Thank you so much. Your works are fantastic and very useful for all of us. We are waiting for your next post. Thank you.
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