Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe

Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe. Try a taste of British life with this tantalizing Sticky Toffee Pudding. A soft date cake forms the base of this divine dessert, while a salty-sweet sauce coats the top, lightly soaking the cake. Top this delicate delight with whipped cream and chopped pecans for the ultimate garnish combination and presentation.


Try a taste of British life with this tantalizing Sticky Toffee Pudding. A soft date cake forms the base of this divine dessert, while a salty-sweet sauce coats the top, lightly soaking the cake. Top this delicate delight with whipped cream and chopped pecans for the ultimate garnish combination and presentation.

Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe

Fun fact, did you know that in the UK, the word “pudding” refers to the final, sweet dish of any meal? This means that the word “pudding” in the UK is used in a very similar manner as the word “dessert” would be used in the US. Although both countries speak English, terms and spellings can be very different in British-English and American-English. In fact, they have many words we are familiar with here in the US that will mean something completely different in the UK. Pudding is only one of those terms.

The name of this Sticky Toffee Pudding would suggest a softer, less dense dessert like the pudding we are used to here in the US. However, since this is a British dish, it is actually a cake with a toffee flavored sauce poured over the top. There is no actual pudding to be found in this recipe. This dish is a classic dessert served in the UK. It is rich and very satisfying.

Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe. Try a taste of British life with this tantalizing Sticky Toffee Pudding. A soft date cake forms the base of this divine dessert, while a salty-sweet sauce coats the top, lightly soaking the cake. Top this delicate delight with whipped cream and chopped pecans for the ultimate garnish combination and presentation.


How Do You Make Sticky Toffee Pudding?

There are two parts to this recipe, the date cake, and the sauce. For the cake, grease a cake pan and dust with flour before preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Place the water and dates in a saucepan until they boil, then reduce to simmer for a couple of minutes. Add the baking soda, stir, and sit aside to cool. In a bowl, cream together the butter and sugar while combining all the other dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Add the eggs and vanilla to the sugar mixture and mix thoroughly. Puree the cooled date mixture and add it to the sugar mixture, thoroughly combining the ingredients. Add in a bit of the flour mixture at a time and fold in each time. Once all the flour is added, pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and bake for up to 30 minutes. For the sauce, combine everything but the cream in a saucepan and stir until the butter and sugar dissolve. Remove from heat and stir in the cream. Pour the sauce over a slice of cake and you have a delicious UK treat!

Tips for Making Sticky Toffee Pudding

• If desired, you can top this dessert with whipped cream and chopped pecans. It adds a delicious aspect of flavor and texture.
• This cake should make enough to cut 12 equal squares. Be sure to pour the toffee sauce on the cake once it has been cut and separated out. If not, the cake could turn soggy by the time it’s eaten.
• If storing leftovers, keep the sauce and cake separate. I would not suggest freezing either one as they do not do well upon thawing, in my opinion. You can keep the cake in an airtight container on the counter for up to 5 days or in the fridge for up to a week. The toffee sauce should always be stored in the fridge in an airtight container.

Common Questions About Sticky Toffee Pudding

Where is Sticky Toffee Pudding From?

Back in the 1970’s, Francis Coulson and Robert Lee had a country house hotel in Northwest England that they served food out of. This is where the sticky toffee pudding is said to have originated. Although, the food critic, Simon Hopkinson states that Francis Coulson gave credit to a woman he knew in Lancashire. Therefore, this is definitely an English recipe, but its exact starting point is a little blurry.

Does Sticky Toffee Pudding Have Raisins in it?

The cake portion of sticky toffee pudding contains pureed dates, but no raisins. This is the traditional way to make the classic dessert. However, some more modern versions of the recipe have been known to utilize raisins instead of dates. Many have stated that this can change the flavor considerably. Therefore, if you want a taste of the traditional pudding, stick with dates and skip the raisins.

How Long Can You Keep Sticky Toffee Pudding?

As noted above, if stored in the fridge or on the counter in an airtight container, the cake can last 5-7 days as well as the sauce. However, they should be kept separate when storing leftovers. I don not suggest freezing it as I wasnt a fan when I thawed it out. However, both can be frozen in an airtight container and it will keep for up to three months. I would not suggest keeping it any longer, even if it still looks ok.

Is Figgy Pudding the Same as Sticky Toffee Pudding?

Figgy pudding is made in a very similar manner to sticky toffee pudding. However, the one biggest difference is that figgy pudding is made with figs while sticky toffee pudding is made with dates. Dates and figs can seem similar, but they result in a much different taste and color from each other when boiled down. The sauces are very different from each other, which is probably the only other big difference between the two recipes.

If you are looking to mix things up or try something new for the holidays, try out this Sticky Toffee Pudding and wow your friends and family.

Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe. Try a taste of the British life with this tantalizing Sticky Toffee Pudding. A soft date cake forms the base of this divine dessert, while a salty sweet sauce coats the top, lightly soaking the cake. Top this delicate delight with whipped cream and chopped pecans for the ultimate garnish combination and presentation.


Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe Ingredients:

Ingredients For the Date Cake

• 1 cup of Water
• 8 oz Pitted Dates, roughly chopped
• 1 tsp Baking Soda
• 1½ cups All-Purpose Flour
• 1 tsp Baking Powder
• Pinch of Salt
• 1 cup Sugar
• ½ cup Unsalted Butter, softened
• 2 Eggs
• 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe. Try a taste of the British life with this tantalizing Sticky Toffee Pudding. A soft date cake forms the base of this divine dessert, while a salty sweet sauce coats the top, lightly soaking the cake. Top this delicate delight with whipped cream and chopped pecans for the ultimate garnish combination and presentation.


Ingredients For the Sticky Toffee Sauce

• 1 cup light Brown Sugar
• ½ cup Unsalted Butter
• ¼ tsp Flakey Sea Salt
• 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream

To Garnish

• Whipped Cream
• Chopped Pecans

Sticky Toffee Pudding Mise en Place:

Measuring Cup
• Food Processor (mini food processor)
• Pot
Spatula
Stand Mixer
• 9″x9″ Baking Pan
Measuring Spoons
• Whisk
• Ladel or Syrup Dispenser

Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe. Try a taste of the British life with this tantalizing Sticky Toffee Pudding. A soft date cake forms the base of this divine dessert, while a salty sweet sauce coats the top, lightly soaking the cake. Top this delicate delight with whipped cream and chopped pecans for the ultimate garnish combination and presentation.


Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe Directions:

Directions For the Date Cake:

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and generously grease a 9″x 9″ baking pan and dust it with flour.
2. In a small saucepan, combine one cup of water and 8 ounces of roughly chopped dates. Heat it over medium heat till the water comes to a low boil. Simmer for 3 to 4 minutes till the dates softens.

Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe. Try a taste of the British life with this tantalizing Sticky Toffee Pudding. A soft date cake forms the base of this divine dessert, while a salty sweet sauce coats the top, lightly soaking the cake. Top this delicate delight with whipped cream and chopped pecans for the ultimate garnish combination and presentation.


3. Take the softened dates off heat and mix in a teaspoon of baking soda. It will bubble a bit. Set aside to cool.

Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe. Try a taste of the British life with this tantalizing Sticky Toffee Pudding. A soft date cake forms the base of this divine dessert, while a salty sweet sauce coats the top, lightly soaking the cake. Top this delicate delight with whipped cream and chopped pecans for the ultimate garnish combination and presentation.


4. Sift together 1½ cups all-purpose flour, one teaspoon of baking powder, and a pinch of salt. Set aside.

Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe. Try a taste of the British life with this tantalizing Sticky Toffee Pudding. A soft date cake forms the base of this divine dessert, while a salty sweet sauce coats the top, lightly soaking the cake. Top this delicate delight with whipped cream and chopped pecans for the ultimate garnish combination and presentation.


5. In another bowl combine one cup of sugar and ½ cup (1 stick) of softened, unsalted butter and beat with an electric beater till light and fluffy.

Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe. Try a taste of the British life with this tantalizing Sticky Toffee Pudding. A soft date cake forms the base of this divine dessert, while a salty sweet sauce coats the top, lightly soaking the cake. Top this delicate delight with whipped cream and chopped pecans for the ultimate garnish combination and presentation.


Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe. Try a taste of the British life with this tantalizing Sticky Toffee Pudding. A soft date cake forms the base of this divine dessert, while a salty sweet sauce coats the top, lightly soaking the cake. Top this delicate delight with whipped cream and chopped pecans for the ultimate garnish combination and presentation.


6. Add two eggs and one teaspoon of vanilla extract to the butter mixture, and beat for another minute.

Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe. Try a taste of the British life with this tantalizing Sticky Toffee Pudding. A soft date cake forms the base of this divine dessert, while a salty sweet sauce coats the top, lightly soaking the cake. Top this delicate delight with whipped cream and chopped pecans for the ultimate garnish combination and presentation.


Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe. Try a taste of the British life with this tantalizing Sticky Toffee Pudding. A soft date cake forms the base of this divine dessert, while a salty sweet sauce coats the top, lightly soaking the cake. Top this delicate delight with whipped cream and chopped pecans for the ultimate garnish combination and presentation.


7. Using a small food processor, puree the dates and add it to the sugar-butter-egg mixture. Beat for another few seconds.

Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe. Try a taste of the British life with this tantalizing Sticky Toffee Pudding. A soft date cake forms the base of this divine dessert, while a salty sweet sauce coats the top, lightly soaking the cake. Top this delicate delight with whipped cream and chopped pecans for the ultimate garnish combination and presentation.


8. By hand, slowly add the flour mixture to the date mixture, and gently fold it in with a spatula.

Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe. Try a taste of the British life with this tantalizing Sticky Toffee Pudding. A soft date cake forms the base of this divine dessert, while a salty sweet sauce coats the top, lightly soaking the cake. Top this delicate delight with whipped cream and chopped pecans for the ultimate garnish combination and presentation.


9. Once all the flour is incorporated, pour the batter into the prepared 9″x 9″ pan. Tap gently to release any air bubbles.

Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe. Try a taste of the British life with this tantalizing Sticky Toffee Pudding. A soft date cake forms the base of this divine dessert, while a salty sweet sauce coats the top, lightly soaking the cake. Top this delicate delight with whipped cream and chopped pecans for the ultimate garnish combination and presentation.


10. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. While it bakes, make the toffee sauce.

Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe. Try a taste of the British life with this tantalizing Sticky Toffee Pudding. A soft date cake forms the base of this divine dessert, while a salty sweet sauce coats the top, lightly soaking the cake. Top this delicate delight with whipped cream and chopped pecans for the ultimate garnish combination and presentation.


Ingredients For the Sticky Toffee Sauce

11. Combine one cup of light brown sugar, ½ cup (1 stick) of butter, and ¼ teaspoon of flakey sea salt in a saucepan and heat on medium low heat, till the butter melts and the sugar gets dissolved in the melted butter. About 8 to 10 minutes.

Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe. Try a taste of the British life with this tantalizing Sticky Toffee Pudding. A soft date cake forms the base of this divine dessert, while a salty sweet sauce coats the top, lightly soaking the cake. Top this delicate delight with whipped cream and chopped pecans for the ultimate garnish combination and presentation.


12. Take it off heat and whisk in one cup of heavy whipping cream.

Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe. Try a taste of the British life with this tantalizing Sticky Toffee Pudding. A soft date cake forms the base of this divine dessert, while a salty sweet sauce coats the top, lightly soaking the cake. Top this delicate delight with whipped cream and chopped pecans for the ultimate garnish combination and presentation.


13. The Toffees Sauce is ready.

Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe. Try a taste of the British life with this tantalizing Sticky Toffee Pudding. A soft date cake forms the base of this divine dessert, while a salty sweet sauce coats the top, lightly soaking the cake. Top this delicate delight with whipped cream and chopped pecans for the ultimate garnish combination and presentation.


To Serve

14. Cut the cooled date cake into 12 squares and place it on individual serving plates. Pour over the warm toffee sauce.

Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe. Try a taste of the British life with this tantalizing Sticky Toffee Pudding. A soft date cake forms the base of this divine dessert, while a salty sweet sauce coats the top, lightly soaking the cake. Top this delicate delight with whipped cream and chopped pecans for the ultimate garnish combination and presentation.


15. Top with whipped cream and chopped pecans.
16. Serve immediately.

Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe. Try a taste of the British life with this tantalizing Sticky Toffee Pudding. A soft date cake forms the base of this divine dessert, while a salty sweet sauce coats the top, lightly soaking the cake. Top this delicate delight with whipped cream and chopped pecans for the ultimate garnish combination and presentation.


17. Store the leftovers cake and toffee sauce separately. Heat the toffee sauce before serving.

Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe. Try a taste of British life with this tantalizing Sticky Toffee Pudding. A soft date cake forms the base of this divine dessert, while a salty-sweet sauce coats the top, lightly soaking the cake. Top this delicate delight with whipped cream and chopped pecans for the ultimate garnish combination and presentation.


Yield: 1

Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe

Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe

Sticky Toffee Pudding Recipe. Try a taste of British life with this tantalizing Sticky Toffee Pudding. A soft date cake forms the base of this divine dessert, while a salty-sweet sauce coats the top, lightly soaking the cake. Top this delicate delight with whipped cream and chopped pecans for the ultimate garnish combination and presentation.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • For the Date Cake
  • 1 cup of Water
  • 8 oz Pitted Dates, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1½ cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • ½ cup Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • For the Sticky Toffee Sauce
  • 1 cup light Brown Sugar
  • ½ cup Unsalted Butter
  • ¼ tsp Flakey Sea Salt
  • 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • To Garnish
  • Whipped Cream
  • Chopped Pecans

Instructions

    For the Date Cake
    1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and generously grease a 9"x 9" baking pan and dust it with flour.
    2. In a small saucepan, combine one cup of water and 8 ounces of roughly chopped dates. Heat it over medium heat till the water comes to a low boil. Simmer for 3 to 4 minutes till the dates soften.
    3. Take the softened dates off the heat and mix in a teaspoon of baking soda. It will bubble a bit. Set aside to cool.
    4. Sift together 1½ cups all-purpose flour, one teaspoon of baking powder, and a pinch of salt. Set aside.
    5. In another bowl combine one cup of sugar and ½ cup (1 stick) of softened, unsalted butter and beat with an electric beater till light and fluffy.
    6. Add two eggs and one teaspoon of vanilla extract to the butter mixture, and beat for another minute.
    7. Using a small food processor, puree the dates and add it to the sugar-butter-egg mixture. Beat for another few seconds.
    8. By hand, slowly add the flour mixture to the date mixture, and gently fold it in with a spatula.
    9. Once all the flour is incorporated, pour the batter into the prepared 9"x 9" pan. Tap gently to release any air bubbles.
    10. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. While it bakes, make the toffee sauce.
    For the Sticky Toffee Sauce
    11. Combine one cup of light brown sugar, ½ cup (1 stick) of butter, and ¼ teaspoon of flakey sea salt in a saucepan and heat on medium-low heat, till the butter melts and the sugar gets dissolved in the melted butter. About 8 to 10 minutes.
    12. Take it off the heat and whisk in one cup of heavy whipping cream.
    13. The Toffees Sauce is ready.
    To Serve
    14. Cut the cooled date cake into 12 squares and place it on individual serving plates. Pour over the warm toffee sauce.
    15. Top with whipped cream and chopped pecans if desired.
    16. Serve immediately.
    17. Store the leftovers cake and toffee sauce separately. Heat the toffee sauce before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 547 Total Fat: 32g Saturated Fat: 15g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 14g Cholesterol: 100mg Sodium: 295mg Carbohydrates: 65g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 48g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 5g
Note: for exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information provided is simply a guideline.

If you liked this recipe, try these other Christmas recipes!

Buttered Rum Fudge Recipe
Eggnog Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust Recipe
Cinnamon Apple and Walnut Holiday Bread Recipe


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Christmas Tree Farms in New York State

Christmas Tree Farms in New York State. The state of New York is one of the best locations for finding amazing Christmas Tree Farms for cutting your own holiday tree.  There are many great farms that are ideal for taking your family along for a fun holiday adventure. Build a great new family tradition by planning a weekend to visit one of the many amazing Christmas Tree farms located throughout New York State.


The state of New York is one of the best locations for finding amazing Christmas Tree Farms for cutting your own holiday tree. There are many great farms that are ideal for taking your family along for a fun holiday adventure. Build a great new family tradition by planning a weekend to visit one of the many amazing Christmas Tree farms located throughout New York State.

Christmas Tree Farms in New York State

When you plan your family trip to cut down a holiday tree, make sure to check in advance regarding policies the individual tree farm may have regarding cutting down the trees and payment. Some locations ask you to bring your own saw, but most will provide a cutting tool or go with you to pick and cut a tree. Most will accept a credit or debit card, but there are still some small farms that prefer cash only. Take a moment to research and even call in advance.

Note: One acre of Christmas trees produces oxygen for eighteen people daily!

Bailey Family Christmas Trees

Their tagline says they are the finest trees around, and who are we to say otherwise? Bailey Family Christmas Trees are located in Cambridge, New York. Trees are available to tag starting in October with just a $20 fee. Trees are all priced at $59 and they do accept cash as well as all major credit cards.

Battenfeld’s Christmas Tree Farm

Head to Red Hook, New York and Battenfeld’s Christmas Tree Farm for a true holiday experience. Not only can you cut your own tree, but you can pick up centerpieces, wreaths, and even meet Santa while at this location. Prices on trees are in the $70 range, but the experience on select days even includes holiday bagpipers. This is a perfect place to make it a full family event.

BJ’s Christmas Tree Farm

In Pleasant Valley, New York, you will find BJ’s Christmas Tree Farm that takes you back in time. Eastern White Pine, Douglas Fir, and Concolor Fir are the variety of choices at this farm. You’ll find not only cut your own trees but options for homemade wreaths and swags that are perfect for decorating your home. Pricing is not listed on their website, but the link to social media has options for asking questions and checking out past reviews and seasonal offerings.

Chengerian’s Tree Land

This is an award-winning Christmas tree farm located in Fulton, New York. Chenergian’s Tree Land has a superior variety of Frasier Fir for you to cut with your family. Grown with no chemicals, these are definitely a popular choice for those who prefer a green option. While pricing varies, you will want to check out their website linked above to download a coupon for your purchase before you arrive.

Carter Christmas Tree Farm

Miller Place, New York is the home of the Carter Choose & Cut Christmas Tree Farm. Offering White Spruce, Scotch Pine, Blue Spruce, and Norway Spruce, they are another great farm that allows pre-tagging the week prior to Thanksgiving most years. This helps you secure your pick ahead of time to pick up when the holiday is near. There is no information on their website currently regarding pricing or forms of payment.

Christmas Tree Farms in New York State. The state of New York is one of the best locations for finding amazing Christmas Tree Farms for cutting your own holiday tree.  There are many great farms that are ideal for taking your family along for a fun holiday adventure. Build a great new family tradition by planning a weekend to visit one of the many amazing Christmas Tree farms located throughout New York State.


Emmerich Tree Farm

Located in Warwick, New York, the Emmerich Tree Farm is more than just a holiday tree destination. This location hosts weddings, year-round events, and has an amazing tree farm that provides you and your family with a choice of Spruce or Fir varieties ranging in price from $42 up to $120 for larger options. Accepting all major credit cards or cash, this is an ideal location to take your kids and enjoy the tree cutting experience and a complimentary cup of hot chocolate on a cold winter evening before Christmas.

Evergreen Farm

Douglas and Fraser Fir are the featured options alongside Spruce at the Evergreen Farm in the Hudson Valley area. Accepting only cash or checks, the prices here range from $25-$65.

Evergreen View Farm Christmas Trees

For only $30 you can pick up a great cut your own Christmas tree at the Evergreen View Farm located in Lowville, New York. They only accept cash, but that will get you a great tree, a cup of hot cocoa, and an amazing experience with your children and family.

Fox Ridge Christmas Tree Farm

Another great option in Warwick, New York is the Fox Ridge Christmas Tree Farm. The biggest selling point here is that all trees are only $45. If you are on a budget, this is a perfect experience but they are only open two days per season and only accept check and cash.

Jurek Plantations

Near Buffalo, New York the Jurek Plantations is a family-owned operation that has been supplying local fresh Christmas trees for eons. Cut-your-own trees are available to 12′ high and are priced starting at $45.99 (pre-cut are less expensive). This is a great operation – you can borrow a saw, your tree is baled for free, you can get help loading and tying down your tree! There are three locations one in Clarence (which also offers wagon rides on weekends), Franklinville (this farm provides the pre-cut trees they sell, pre-cut only), and Akron.

Use this coupon to save $5 off a cut-your-own (or pre-cut) Fraiser Fir, White Fir, Douglas Fir, Canaan F‏ir, Balsam Fir, Noble Fir, Grand Fir, Austrian Pine, White Pine, Colorado Blue Spruce, or White Spruce Christmas Tree! (Check the website for what location sells which type of tree).

Kelly’s Tree Farm

Balsam and Fraser Fir are the choices available at Kelly’s Tree Farm in Croghan, New York. One of the top features of this farm is the ability to go in October to pick your tree and tag it prior to the official cutting season beginning after Thanksgiving. While their website does not show prices or information about whether they accept credit cards, it is easy to contact them using their online form or social media with questions.

Moore Tree Farm

Moore Tree Farm in Groton, New York has been a popular choice for over 30 years. Average trees are priced at $49.95, with smaller options in the $27.95 range and larger options priced at $149. They do also offer lower-cost pre-cut versions if that is of interest. Accepting cash, and most major credit cards, they are a convenient location to those in the Ithaca region.

Mountain Ash Tree Farm

Near Rochester, New York, you will find Mountain Ash Tree Farm offers 11 varieties of fir and spruce trees to choose from for your holiday tree. Pricing varies here but all major credit cards and cash are accepted.

Nitsche Tree Farm

Lindley, New York is the home of Nitsche Tree Farm. There aren’t a lot of details online about this farm, but the images on their social media show great trees from the 2017 season. It is well worth checking them out if you live in the area.

Pine View Farm

A historic farm turned Christmas tree farm, Pine View Farm is a great destination to take your family to cut your own tree if you are near the Hudson Valley. This beautiful farm offers Balsam Fir, Blue Spruce, Canaan Fir, Concolor Fir, Fraser Fir, Meyer Spruce, and White Spruce. All trees are priced at $63 and they only accept cash and personal checks as of the 2017 season information. This is a rustic location, and does not offer the gift shops and other experiences of other tree farms, but does offer amazing trees.

Christmas Tree Farms in New York State. The state of New York is one of the best locations for finding amazing Christmas Tree Farms for cutting your own holiday tree.  There are many great farms that are ideal for taking your family along for a fun holiday adventure. Build a great new family tradition by planning a weekend to visit one of the many amazing Christmas Tree farms located throughout New York State.


Saltsman Tree Farm

The Saltsman Tree Farm is a smaller location that has been family owned and operated for over thirty years in Rhinebeck, New York. Prices vary depending on the size of the tree and they only accept cash and checks as of the end of their 2017 season. As they have run out of trees early in December in the past, it is recommended you visit as soon as possible in the season to pick your family tree.

Santa’s Christmas Tree Farm

The name says it all! Head to Cutchogue, New York for Santa’s Christmas Tree Farm and a wonderful family-friendly tree cutting experience. Santa Claus and live reindeer are on the premises throughout the holiday season to help make the experience more fanciful for your family. Trees are $85 and up, but the experience and free hot cocoa make this more than reasonable for those wanting to really help their children get into the Christmas spirit.

Wilbert’s Christmas Tree Farm

One of the best Christmas tree farms in New York for the budget is Wilbert’s Christmas Tree Farm located in Williamson, New York. Prices range from $35 for an average sized tree you cut on your own. For pre-cut or larger trees, you may pay between $45-$60. They accept cash, Visa, and MasterCard.

Note If you live in Western New York, there is a WNY Christmas Trees website with more information. There are a lot of Christmas Tree farms listed for Erie County. There is also a telephone number you can call to inquire about a Christmas Tree farm near you!
(I am not certain how old the site is, I picked up the pamphlet at an outdoors show I went to with Hubby.)

Don’t see a Christmas Tree Farm listed here near you? Check out the Christmas Tree Farmers Association of New York for a Christmas Tree Farm in your area! I needed to take a photo for this post, put in my zip code and got 20-something farms within 25 miles. There are a LOT of Christmas tree farms in NYS! My nearest one used to be within walking distance. For the photo, I had to drive 10 minutes to their next closest location (the closest one got sold a few years ago as urban sprawl took over).

There are so many amazing Christmas tree farms in the state of New York. This list includes a wide variety around the state and also has a good variety of budgets represented. Make new memories this year by using this list to create a family outing just in time for the holidays.

If you are looking for more things to do in New York State, check out these posts:

10 Best Christmas Towns in New York State – While we may take it for granted sometimes, those of us who live in New York State know that it is a magical place to live during the holidays. Whether you are a New York resident, or you are visiting for the holidays, you can find some pretty amazing places to visit here in the Empire State.

15 Family Friendly Spooky Places in New York State – Halloween is a spooktacular time of year! Ghosts and goblins abound everywhere – and most especially in New York State. Spooky and fun family attractions your entire clan will love abound in this great state, so I have gotten together a list of my favorite 15 Family Friendly Spooky Places in NYS for you to visit and explore. Have a haunting good time.

300 Things To Do In Niagara Falls and Buffalo, NY – This is a long list of events, places, and things to do in Buffalo, and Niagara Falls, New York. This includes things to do in all of the 8 counties of Western New York. From touristy things to do, to things only locals know about, this great list of 300 Things to do in Niagara Falls and Buffalo, NY has something for everyone on it!


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Unicorn Tree DIY

Unicorn Tree DIY. If you are looking for an easy to make Unicorn tree craft, this is the DIY for you! This is a beautiful, very quirky unicorn decoration full of bright, colors, as well as some sparkle and glitter. This wonky unicorn tree is a fun holiday, or unicorn party, decoration.


If you are looking for an easy to make Unicorn tree craft, this is the DIY for you! This is a beautiful, very quirky unicorn decoration full of bright, colors, as well as some sparkle and glitter. This wonky unicorn tree is a fun holiday, or unicorn party, decoration.

Unicorn Tree DIY

My niece had an idea for a Unicorn tree last year. When she had all the parts in her cart at Michaels she was stopped multiple times and asked what she planned to do with the materials.

Apparently, we are not alone in liking sparkle.

Unicorn Tree DIY. If you are looking for an easy to make Unicorn tree craft, this is the DIY for you! This is a beautiful, very quirky unicorn decoration full of bright, colors, as well as some sparkle and glitter. This wonky unicorn tree is a fun holiday, or unicorn party, decoration.


Unicorn Tree DIY Notes

• The materials necessary to make this easy Unicorn Tree DIY can be purchased at at JoAnn, Michaels, or Hobby Lobby

• We used a white Styrofoam cone for the tree and wrapped it with tulle for a different look. You could also use a green Styrofoam cone.

• We used holiday floral picks because they were cheaper, and lighter, than ornaments.

• The “ornaments” are whatever is pleasing to you. Do make certain to choose several large ones (we used large gingerbread men, unicorns, donuts, etc). The cone is large enough to accommodate the large donuts, gingerbread men, etc. If you decide to use a smaller cone, scale down the size of your picks.

• We used green tulle, but other color choices (especially for unicorn party decor) would be blue, pink, white, silver, gold, or purple. Use glittery tulle to add some sparkle!

• The blue topper was chosen to pick up the blue in the donuts, lollipops, and gingerbread men. If you chose different “ornaments” pick your topper colors to go with them!

• Hot glue was used. You could try goop, but you will have to use copious amounts and hold the glued materials in place until firm.

• Even though this is not really a floral design, it still needs to be spun around as it is a 360° decoration.

• This could be an excellent sugar plum tree if you take out the unicorns and add a few jack-in-the-boxes or possibly teddy bears.

Unicorn Tree DIY. If you are looking for an easy to make Unicorn tree craft, this is the DIY for you! This is a beautiful, very quirky unicorn decoration full of bright, colors, as well as some sparkle and glitter. This wonky unicorn tree is a fun holiday, or unicorn party, decoration.


Unicorn Tree DIY. If you are looking for an easy to make Unicorn tree craft, this is the DIY for you! This is a beautiful, very quirky unicorn decoration full of bright, colors, as well as some sparkle and glitter. This wonky unicorn tree is a fun holiday, or unicorn party, decoration.


Unicorn Tree DIY Materials:

• 1 Styrofoam Cone 6″ x 24″
• 1 Green Glitter Tulle (6″ x 8 yards)
• 7 Various Larger Floral Picks (used in this craft: 2 donuts, 2 gingerbreadmen, 2 lollipops, 3 unicorns)
• 1 Silver Leaf
• 2 Blue Curly-Qs
• 2 Pink Sequin Light Bulbs (floral picks, 3 bulbs per pick, so 6 total)
• 2 Pink Pom-Poms (floral Picks)
• 2 White Balls Picks
• 72 Jeweled Paper Flowers

Unicorn Tree DIY Tools:

• Wire Cutter
• Hot Glue
• Glue Gun
• Scissors

Unicorn Tree DIY. If you are looking for an easy to make Unicorn tree craft, this is the DIY for you! This is a beautiful, very quirky unicorn decoration full of bright, colors, as well as some sparkle and glitter. This wonky unicorn tree is a fun holiday, or unicorn party, decoration.


Unicorn Tree DIY Instructions:

1. Cover your work surface against glue, cuts, and spills catastrophes.
2. Remove the wrapper from Styrofoam cone.

Unicorn Tree DIY. If you are looking for an easy to make Unicorn tree craft, this is the DIY for you! This is a beautiful, very quirky unicorn decoration full of bright, colors, as well as some sparkle and glitter. This wonky unicorn tree is a fun holiday, or unicorn party, decoration.


3. Wrap the tree with the tulle. Make sure you hot glue at the top, bottom, and a couple of spots in between the wrap. Once finished, cut off from the roll.
4. Go back and fold down places where the tulle did not lay flat against the cone and tack them down with hot glue. If you have any imperfections, you can hide them with the “ornaments” and/or flowers.

Unicorn Tree DIY. If you are looking for an easy to make Unicorn tree craft, this is the DIY for you! This is a beautiful, very quirky unicorn decoration full of bright, colors, as well as some sparkle and glitter. This wonky unicorn tree is a fun holiday, or unicorn party, decoration.


5. Insert blue curly-qs at the top of the tree. Insert the silver leaves. You can add a few dabs of hot glue to make certain the stay fixed in place.

Unicorn Tree DIY. If you are looking for an easy to make Unicorn tree craft, this is the DIY for you! This is a beautiful, very quirky unicorn decoration full of bright, colors, as well as some sparkle and glitter. This wonky unicorn tree is a fun holiday, or unicorn party, decoration.


6. Remove the sticks from the gingerbread men, donuts, and unicorns. They will be glued flat to against the cone. If you are lucky you can wiggle the floral sticks out. For the lollipops, clip the stick down so it still looks like a lollipop, but these will also be hot glued flat to the cone.

Unicorn Tree DIY. If you are looking for an easy to make Unicorn tree craft, this is the DIY for you! This is a beautiful, very quirky unicorn decoration full of bright, colors, as well as some sparkle and glitter. This wonky unicorn tree is a fun holiday, or unicorn party, decoration.


7. Hot glue a gingerbread man to the bottom of the tree. Use a lot of hot glue as these objects have some weight to them.

Unicorn Tree DIY. If you are looking for an easy to make Unicorn tree craft, this is the DIY for you! This is a beautiful, very quirky unicorn decoration full of bright, colors, as well as some sparkle and glitter. This wonky unicorn tree is a fun holiday, or unicorn party, decoration.


8. Turn the tree, and on the opposite side of that glued gingerbread man, go a few inches higher and glue on the second gingerbread man.

Unicorn Tree DIY. If you are looking for an easy to make Unicorn tree craft, this is the DIY for you! This is a beautiful, very quirky unicorn decoration full of bright, colors, as well as some sparkle and glitter. This wonky unicorn tree is a fun holiday, or unicorn party, decoration.


9. In the empty space between the gingerbread man, hot glue a donut. Hold it in place until the hot glue dries. You want to hold these heavier pieces down until they are completely dry so they don’t fall off. The hot glue needs to seep through the tulle onto the cone beneath and form a good bond.
10. Now, on the other side, opposite and a little higher, hot glue the other donut. Try and stagger the pieces and not make them match, especially the donuts; you do not want this to look like a Princess Leia tree!

Unicorn Tree DIY. If you are looking for an easy to make Unicorn tree craft, this is the DIY for you! This is a beautiful, very quirky unicorn decoration full of bright, colors, as well as some sparkle and glitter. This wonky unicorn tree is a fun holiday, or unicorn party, decoration.


11. Spread out the remaining larger ornaments, the lollipops, unicorns, up the tree. Remember to use a lot of hot glue, and hold in place until dry.

Unicorn Tree DIY. If you are looking for an easy to make Unicorn tree craft, this is the DIY for you! This is a beautiful, very quirky unicorn decoration full of bright, colors, as well as some sparkle and glitter. This wonky unicorn tree is a fun holiday, or unicorn party, decoration.


Unicorn Tree DIY. If you are looking for an easy to make Unicorn tree craft, this is the DIY for you! This is a beautiful, very quirky unicorn decoration full of bright, colors, as well as some sparkle and glitter. This wonky unicorn tree is a fun holiday, or unicorn party, decoration.


12. Cut down the pink pom-poms until a small stub that can be inserted into the Styrofoam remains, and fill in more spaces. Insert the small remainder of the cut down stick into the Styrofoam tree, hot glue in place. Remember, if you do not like where you have inserted something, pull it out and reposition it before hot gluing in place.

Unicorn Tree DIY. If you are looking for an easy to make Unicorn tree craft, this is the DIY for you! This is a beautiful, very quirky unicorn decoration full of bright, colors, as well as some sparkle and glitter. This wonky unicorn tree is a fun holiday, or unicorn party, decoration.


Unicorn Tree DIY. If you are looking for an easy to make Unicorn tree craft, this is the DIY for you! This is a beautiful, very quirky unicorn decoration full of bright, colors, as well as some sparkle and glitter. This wonky unicorn tree is a fun holiday, or unicorn party, decoration.


13. Cut down the sequin light bulbs until a small stub that can be inserted into the Styrofoam remains, and fill in the spaces. Insert the small remainder of the cut down stick into the Styrofoam tree, hot glue in place. Note: when you insert the bulbs if you do not like how they stick out away from the tree, manipulate the bulb higher and hot glue the tip to the tree.

Unicorn Tree DIY. If you are looking for an easy to make Unicorn tree craft, this is the DIY for you! This is a beautiful, very quirky unicorn decoration full of bright, colors, as well as some sparkle and glitter. This wonky unicorn tree is a fun holiday, or unicorn party, decoration.


14. Cut down the white ball picks until a small stub that can be inserted into the Styrofoam remains, and fill in more spaces. Maneuver the bulbs so they are not sticking out too far. These are S-curved. Add a dab of hot glue to hold in place.
15. The flowers used to fill in the spaces have jewels in the middle so they need to be hot glued in place. If your flowers do not have a jewel, you could pin them in place. The flowers were placed so that there is a feeling of them being tossed over the tree, and they settled in place.

Unicorn Tree DIY. If you are looking for an easy to make Unicorn tree craft, this is the DIY for you! This is a beautiful, very quirky unicorn decoration full of bright, colors, as well as some sparkle and glitter. This wonky unicorn tree is a fun holiday, or unicorn party, decoration.


16. Double check that all hot glued pieces are firmly adhered.
17. Display as desired.

Unicorn Tree DIY. If you are looking for an easy to make Unicorn tree craft, this is the DIY for you! This is a beautiful, very quirky unicorn decoration full of bright, colors, as well as some sparkle and glitter. This wonky unicorn tree is a fun holiday, or unicorn party, decoration.


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Unicorn Tree DIY

Unicorn Tree DIY

Unicorn Tree DIY. If you are looking for an easy to make Unicorn tree craft, this is the DIY for you! This is a beautiful, very quirky unicorn decoration full of bright, colors, as well as some sparkle and glitter. This wonky unicorn tree is a fun holiday, or unicorn party, decoration.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost 30.00

Materials

Tools

  • Wire Cutter
  • Hot Glue
  • Glue Gun
  • Scissors

Instructions

    1. Cover your work surface against glue, cuts, and spills catastrophes.
    2. Remove the wrapper from the Styrofoam cone.
    3. Wrap the tree with the tulle. Make sure you hot glue at the top, bottom, and a couple of spots in between the wrap. Once finished, cut off from the roll.
    4. Go back and fold down places where the tulle did not lay flat against the cone and tack them down with hot glue. If you have any imperfections, you can hide them with the "ornaments" and/or flowers.
    5. Insert blue curly-qs at the top of the tree. Insert the silver leaves. You can add a few dabs of hot glue to make certain the stay fixed in place.
    6. Remove the sticks from the gingerbread men, donuts, and unicorns. They will be glued flat to against the cone. If you are lucky you can wiggle the floral sticks out. For the lollipops, clip the stick down so it still looks like a lollipop, but these will also be hot glued flat to the cone.
    7. Hot glue a gingerbread man to the bottom of the tree. Use a lot of hot glue as these objects have some weight to them.
    8. Turn the tree, and on the opposite side of that glued gingerbread man, go a few inches higher and glue on the second gingerbread man.
    9. In the empty space between the gingerbread man, hot glue a donut. Hold it in place until the hot glue dries. You want to hold these heavier pieces down until they are completely dry so they don't fall off. The hot glue needs to seep through the tulle onto the cone beneath and form a good bond.
    10. Now, on the other side, opposite and a little higher, hot glue the other donut. Try and stagger the pieces and not make them match, especially the donuts; you do not want this to look like a Princess Leia tree!
    11. Spread out the remaining larger ornaments, the lollipops, unicorns, up the tree. Remember to use a lot of hot glue, and hold in place until dry.
    12. Cut down the pink pom-poms until a small stub that can be inserted into the Styrofoam remains, and fill in more spaces. Insert the small remainder of the cut down stick into the Styrofoam tree, hot glue in place. Remember, if you do not like where you have inserted something, pull it out and reposition it before hot gluing in place.
    13. Cut down the sequin light bulbs until a small stub that can be inserted into the Styrofoam remains, and fill in the spaces. Insert the small remainder of the cut down stick into the Styrofoam tree, hot glue in place. Note: when you insert the bulbs if you do not like how they stick out away from the tree, manipulate the bulb higher and hot glue the tip to the tree.
    14. Cut down the white ball picks until a small stub that can be inserted into the Styrofoam remains, and fill in more spaces. Maneuver the bulbs so they are not sticking out too far. These are S-curved. Add a dab of hot glue to hold in place.
    15. The flowers used to fill in the spaces have jewels in the middle so they need to be hot glued in place. If your flowers do not have a jewel, you could pin them in place. The flowers were placed so that there is a feeling of them being tossed over the tree, and they settled in place.
    16. Double-check that all hot-glued pieces have firmly adhered.
    17. Display as desired.

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