December is the season of Santa. Christmas, too, but definitely Santa. So to enhance the Christmas spirit, I decided to make some edible Santas. It’s basically…Santa in a cone. I call them…Santa Claus Cones! They are tummy friendly and fun to look at.
And just wait until you see how easy they are.
- Cake cone ice cream cones
- Red color mist
- Black icing
- Miniature starburst
- Hostess Snoballs (white, not pink)
- Dark chocolate chips
- Red icing
- Pastry bag
- Pastry tip with flat opening
- White cotton candy
- White pearl sprinkles
Take an ice cream cone, and using the red color mist, spray the cone, leaving only a small section of the bottom bare (this is the Santa boots section).
Melt your dark chocolate over the stove. To do this, boil a pot of water, place your bowl of chocolate chips on top, and stir the chocolate until it is melted, then remove from the heat. This prevents burning.
Dip the bottom of the cone into the chocolate, making sure all of the non-painted areas are covered.
*Allow this to dry a bit (make sure it dries right side up or else Santa’s boots are going to somehow defy gravity)
Put the black icing into the pastry bag with the flat tip. Using the edges of the top portion of the cone as your guide, pipe out a straight line through the middle, all the way around. This is Santa’s belt!
Take one of the mini yellow starburst and place it in the middle of the icing, creating Santa’s belt buckle.
If you would like to put candy in the middle of the cone (or anything else that you deem fit for a surprise), do that part now, because we are about to glue on the head.
Take the black icing again, and pipe out a thick layer around the rim of the cone. This is going to serve as the adhesive for your Snoball head.
Take one of the Hostess Snoballs and place it gently on top of the icing.
Now for the facial features. Using either the black or red icing as your glue, stick on his eyes, making sure they’re up high enough to allow room for his beard.
Using the black icing, draw a small mouth. On top of that, put some white cotton candy to create his beard. I put a small hole in the middle of mine so that you’re still able to see his mouth.
Last but not least, use the red icing to create two rosy cheeks and a cute little lopsided hat. Top it off with one of the pearl sprinkles, and you’ve got yourself a little Santa Man!
These are definitely cool to leave out on Christmas Eve. In my perspective, Santa probably won’t eat them because he would be eating himself, but he has the opportunity to give them to his reindeer, who are all probably so fed up with him at this point that they are going to jump on the opportunity to devour anything that looks like Santa.
I hope you enjoy these! If you made some yourself, I want to see them! Remember that you can always watch the video version, and every other video, at my YouTube channel.
Have a very, merry Christmas! And be good to Santa. He gets you things, you know.