From the bizarre to the inspirational, get a Christmas fix with these ideas for edible trees
What could be better than a Christmas tree all beautifully decorated and twinkling in the light? An edible one, that’s what.
Yes, you are looking at a 7ft Christmas tree made out of chip butties, otherwise known as the Chippy Tree. That’s 50kg of potatoes, 20 loaves of bread and 20 baps. That’s how they roll in Preston.
A little bit chewy, a little bit crunchy, no tree is sweeter than a meringue tree. Did we mention that you can add them to a festive Eton Mess?
Just add copious amounts of dips and you’ve got yourself an easy festive plate of party food.
The cupcake craze continues and it looks like there is nothing that the sweet treat can’t turn its hand to. Great for a kids' Christmas party.
Christmas is all about food and sharing. Hey presto, there’s a tree for that. We defy any festive gathering not be improved by this doughball sharing plate.
You don’t need to be an engineer to have a standing edible Christmas tree. Stack star-shaped ginger biscuits (mmm) of varying heights on top of each other and voila, you’ve got yourself a Christmas tree.
Wondering how to give your Sunday lunch a festive makeover? Never fear, mashed potato Christmas trees are here.
All you need to create an enchanted forest is ice cream cones and a bucket-load of sweets and chocolate (try it here).
Cucumber? Check. Carrots? Check. Could sandwiches look anymore festive? We don’t think so.
Christmas might be a time for indulgence but breakfast just wouldn't feel festive without a fruit tree.
Liked this? Then try these:
- Have a ponder over all the weird things we only ever eat at Christmas
- Gobble up the cutest food that looks like a Christmas pudding (but isn’t)
- And get some inspiration for your best-ever gluten-free Christmas
And for more fun foodie stuff direct to your inbox sign up to our weekly newsletter.