Starting at the base of the 9-inch tall Styrofoam cone and working up, cover the foam cone with aluminium foil.
Now use toothpicks to attach beet greens, with their undersides facing outward, to the foam cone.
Cut off the uncovered pieces of toothpick using a sharp pair of scissors.
Place the slice of American cheese on a dry serving plate and then set the cone into the cheese in order to secure it.
Now use some frilly toothpicks to put together the cooked shrimp, baby corn, whole black olives, pimiento-stuffed green olives and jalapeño pepper slices to the cone.
Your Shrimp Tree is ready; scatter any leftover vegetables around its base and served with crackers or your favourite sauce.