How to make a Malteaser Christmas Tree.
So, the image above has been floating in my head as a treat to have on the table for Christmas Day.
I decided it couldn’t be THAT hard and today I tried to recreate it in all its chocolate malty goodness.
Here are some of my failed attempts and (eventual) success tips
My FIRST idea was to use that icing that comes in a tube that you write with.
I got two layers on and quickly realised that it wasnt going to work; I needed something gooier.
So I decided to melt some chocolate (I wasted half a big bar of Toblerone doing it) and started pressing them onto the cone which I had smothered in melted chocolate.
I got about 6 layers up and was quietly high fiving myself when the whole bloody lot came tumbling down.
I decided to give in and can it for next year.
*cue crickets chirping*
But I am a Scorpio and I am nothing if not ore than a little stubborn so I wondered “what if” about butter icing.
We had some sachets that had come with some *cough cough* packet cake mixes so I mixed them up and
Sweet Chocolate Success!
Using a healthy dollop dunked on each ball they went straight on with no hassle or waiting to set.
I used Jaffas as the little lights and they are cute as.
This will definitely become our new Christmas Day Tradition, made with possibly a little less frustration and angst and a little more love and precision as now I know what works
I may even be daring and go with a taller foam cone (bought at Spotlight) next year.
My two “helpers” checking out the leftovers.
Merry Christmas to you and yours.