Frosted Holiday Angels

Recipe by Susie D

These adorable angels are made using a pointed sugar cone to make a 3D angel. The recipe is no-cook so it would be a perfect holiday project for your kids and could be even be used as place cards on the holiday table. They would also make cute party favors for a children's party. Recipe from LandOLakes.

Top Review by windywood

These are so cute. I had a little trouble getting the frosting to set -- it was warm today in Calif. I think I'll try Royal icing next time and I think I might hide a small charm or gift inside for an adult party.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Frosting Ingredients

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 14 cup butter, softened
  • 2 -3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • asst. food coloring (I prefer paste)
  • Angel Ingredients

  • 8 sugar ice cream cones, angel body
  • 16 pretzel twists, wings
  • 8 chocolate cookies, head or 8 vanilla wafers, cookies head
  • 12 cup toasted coconut
  • hard candies, fruit-flavored ring-shaped candies, halo
  • Decorating Ingredients

  • asst. mini candy covered plain chocolate candies or decorator decorative candies or candy sprinkles (decorator gels or frostings) or gumdrops or mini chocolate chip


  1. Combine all frosting ingredients in small mixer bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until fluffy; Tint frosting as desired in pastel colors; Reserve some white or yellow frosting for attaching heads, hair and faces.
  2. For body: Place sugar cone upside down; frost in pastel icings; Attach pretzel twist to cone with frosting to make wings. Decorate angel body as desired with decorator gels, frostings and candies, Let stand 5 to 10 minutes to set.
  3. For angel head: decorate wafer cookie with candies using frosting to attach eyes, nose and mouth; Attach head to cone with frosting.
  4. For hair: spread thin layer of frosting on top and back of cookie; cover with coconut, Let stand until frosting is set (5 to 10 minutes): Place fruit-flavored ring-shaped candy on top of cookie for halo.
  5. TIP: To toast coconut: Heat oven to 350°F, Spread coconut in shallow pan. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes, stirring often, until lightly browned.

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