I made this for a Christmas party, and it was a hit. I couldn't find pecan liqueur, so I just used a little bit of brandy in the cream. But I found an online recipe for pecan liqueur, so will make some for the next time I want to make this. I used a smaller cone, and was glad I did, as I wouldn't have had enough beignets for the larger cone. I used canola oil, which smelled a bit fishy when it got hot. When I tasted the first beignet I thought it tasted a bit fishy, too, but maybe it was just the smell. When the beignets were done and were filled with cream and covered with powdered sugar, they were delicious. The tree was beautiful, and the beignets got lots of compliments. They did not last long.