Friday, December 23, 2011
Can you tell my kids enjoyed themselves?
Here's my version:
Posted by Lara.
1 cake baked in a parchment paper lined 9x13-inch pan
2-3 batches of frosting, dyed green
Chocolate frosting (optional)
Red pull-apart licorice
Assortment of small round candies (jelly wreaths, halved gumballs, peppermint swirls, old-fashioned licorice bites, etc.)
Large platter or sturdy piece of cardboard (this cake ends up being about 18-inches square, so I had to use a piece of cardboard to mount it)
Directions: Carefully pop the cooled cake out of the parchment paper lined baking pan onto a cookie sheet or cutting board.
Cut off the bottom 3-inches off the short side of the cake. On the remaining large part of the cake, carefully cut corner to corner, leaving two right angle triangles.
crumb coating and is not meant to look pretty yet. Then allow that crumb coating layer of frosting to dry completely or just place the cake in the freezer for 20 minutes or so, then frost the cake as desired. The crumbs should all be trapped in the crumb coating and now your cake will look beautiful!
Now comes the fun part...decorating the cake! Use the red pull-apart licorice as tinsel lines across the tree, then just randomly placed the candy ornaments wherever. My kids thought that decorating this cake tree was exceedingly fun. The three of them spent about 30 minutes adding the candy ornaments, tweaking their placement, sampling some of the ornaments, and adding some more!
Recipe Inspiration: Family Fun
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