Kumquat and Bay Leaf Tree

kumquat and bay leaf tree Gifts & Decor
Kumquat and Bay Leaf Tree
  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 1

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Updated February 22, 2007


pounds kumquats
Round toothpicks
package (1/2 ounce) fresh bay leaf
green florist's foam piece in pyramid shape, 12x4 inches


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    Push each kumquat onto end of toothpick; spear bay leaf with other end of toothpick.
  • 2
    Push toothpicks into foam pyramid (with bay leaves against pyramid), starting at top and working downward in spiral fashion, until pyramid is completely filled.

Expert Tips

  • Display your kumquat and bay leaf tree on a cake stand, and surround it with votive candles, citrus- and gold-colored ribbons and other citrus fruits.
  • A glue gun or long straight pins may be helpful for securing items to the foam.
  • Try one of these combinations instead of using kumquats and bay leaves:
    • Rosemary-Cranberry Tree: Fresh rosemary sprigs and cranberries.
    • Chocolate-Apricot Tree: Dried apricots with ends dipped in melted white chocolate for a snow-tipped effect.
    • Nuts and Spice Tree: Miniature pinecones, whole almonds, star anise and stick cinnamon.
    • Beads and Baubles Tree: Wrap a plastic foam pyramid with prestrung beads or wire by coiling from top to bottom. Top with a purchased gold star decoration.

Nutrition Information

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