Cakes

Christmas Tree Cake

Ingredients & Directions


1 pk Cake Mix (any flavor)
5 c Confectioners’ Sugar
3/4 c Crisco Shortening
1/2 c Water
1/3 c Non-dairy Creamer
2 ts Vanilla Extract
1/2 ts Salt
1 tb Green Food Coloring
Peppermint Candies
Pretzel Rods
Large Gumdrops

Preheat the oven to 350~F. Grease and flour a 13×9 pan. Prepare, bake
and cool cake following package directions.
For decorator frosting: Combine confectioners sugar, shortening,
water, non-dairy creamer, vanilla and salt in large bowl. Beat at
medium speed with electric mixer for 3 minutes. Beat at high speed
for 5 min. Add more confectioners sugar to thicken or more water to
thin as needed. Reserve 1 c frosting. Tint remaining frosting w/
green food coloring. Cut cooled cake diagonally and invert one piece
so that the cake takes on a tree shape with a wide base. Spread green
frosting over cake. Decorate tree with reserved white frosting and
peppermint candies. Make trunk from pretzel rods. Roll out large
gumdrop and cut with star cookie cutter. Top tree with gumdrop star.
Serves: 16-20
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Yields
16 Servings

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