Every year my kids and I like to create a Holiday food craft, and this year we made a Cookie Christmas tree and decorated it with Sweetworks candy.
Sweetworks has been around for over 50 years creating high quality candy and treats that are sure to please. Their Sixlets candy is perfect for creating food art, because it comes in a huge range of colors and sizes. I received a large selection of Sweetworks candy, but was inspired to use the Snowflake Mix Pearls, which come in silver, white and blue, along with the Shimmer Silver Stars to decorate the sugar cookies that make up the tree. Then I added some larger Sixlets Snowflake Mix, some Foiled Solid Milk Ornaments and some Peanut Butter Filled Santas around the base for a nice Christmas themed centerpiece.
The tree is made out of nested star cookies in graduated sizes which are then stacked up to make a tree shape. I frosted the cookies with white icing to give them a snow covered look, and then used royal icing to secure the Sixlets and Shimmer Stars to the tree.
Decorating the tree was a little frustrating, because the candy was so small. We worked from the bottom up, and it was easy for us to knock a lower row off as we added the candy. But we persevered, and the final result was worth the effort! I love the clean look of the blue, white and silver candy, and this makes a great centerpiece for our dining room table.
And while the Sixlets are perfect for decorating my kids really loved the chocolate candy, especially the Peanut Butter filled Santas. The ones we put around the bottom of the tree keep disappearing, and I know who is responsible!
I have a great giveaway for my readers, where you can win $50 worth of Sweetworks candy. The mixture the winner will receive will include Sixlets in the Snowflake and Christmas Mix, Gold and Silver Shimmer Stars, Foiled Ornaments, Peanut Butter Santas, Christmas Mix Gumballs and much more. This will be perfect for the holiday season! And after you enter my giveaway check out the linky below for more Sweetworks giveaways you can enter. Enter in the Rafflecopter form below.
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