Edible Trees: Gummy and Sour Tape Trees

Edible centerpieces made with candy from Food Network Magazine.

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Photo By: GEMMA COMAS ©Gemma Comas Photography

Photo By: GEMMA COMAS ©Gemma Comas Photography

Photo By: GEMMA COMAS ©Gemma Comas Photography

Photo By: GEMMA COMAS ©Gemma Comas Photography

Photo By: GEMMA COMAS ©Gemma Comas Photography

Edible Trees

Deck the halls with these sweet trees. Learn how to make gummy and sour-tape varieties with our easy instructions.

Gummy Trees, Step 1:

For the gummy-dot tree: Cut about 350 toothpicks in half, and cut the top one-third off about 150 more. For the spearmint-leaf tree: Cut about 220 toothpicks in half.

Gummy Trees, Step 2:

Attach a gummy dot or spearmint leaf to each toothpick. You’ll need about 2 pounds of candy for an 8-inch foam tree.

Gummy Trees, Step 3:

Starting at the base, place rings of candies around the tree; use the shorter toothpicks at the top.

Gummy Trees, Step 4:

On the dot tree, swap out some green gummies for colored ones to make "lights."

Sour-Tape Trees, Step 1:

Cut the sour tape into 1-inch pieces. You'll need 2 pounds of candy for a 12-inch foam tree.

Sour-Tape Trees, Step 2:

Cut about 260 toothpicks in half. Use a wine cork to push the toothpicks through the tops of the sour tape into the foam, working in a circle. Keep adding layers of sour tape, overlapping them so that each new layer covers the toothpicks below. Cover the tip of the tree with one piece of sour tape.

Sour-Tape Trees, Step 3

Keep adding layers of sour tape, overlapping them so that each new layer covers the toothpicks below. Cover the tip of the tree with one piece of sour tape.

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