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Kumquat and Bay Leaf Tree

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Kumquat and Bay Leaf Tree
  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 1
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It’s aromatic and colorful! You’ll want to make lots of these table decorations!
Updated Feb 22, 2007

Ingredients

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

Steps

  • 1
    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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    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.
  • tip 2
    A glue gun or long straight pins may be helpful for securing items to the foam.
  • tip 3
    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

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