Piped Royal Icing Fir Trees

How to Make Royal Icing Fir Trees

There are many different ways to make realistic looking fir trees for gingerbread houses.

Royal Icing Fir Trees

Here is one way of making fir trees that involves piping in circles onto a piece of parchment or wax paper, pulling the tip outwards to make branches. It helps to do this on top of turntable. I don’t use a leaf tip for this although you could if you wanted to. I just cut the tip of the parchment paper cone into a V shape.

Royal Icing Fir Trees

After every few layers, it’s important to let the trees dry for an hour or two so that they don’t collapse.

Royal Icing Fir Trees

Slowly, they begin to resemble real trees.

Royal Icing Fir Trees

To pipe pointy tips of the trees, use a small star tip and position the bag vertically.

Royal Icing Fir Trees

For a snow effect, dust the tops lightly with powdered sugar.

Royal Icing Fir Trees

Royal Icing Fir Trees

Lastly, anchor the trees in pools of royal icing.

Royal Icing Fir Trees

You can watch how this technique is accomplished in the video ebook Gingerbread House Decoration & Construction.

Royal Icing Fir Trees

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