Christmas tree cakes
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Christmas tree cakes
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Last updated 6/12/2012 1:16:18 AM. Recipe ID 46100. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Christmas tree cakes
 Categories: Cakes
      Yield: 1 Servings
      1 pk Yellow cake mix, 18.25 oz
      1 tb Grated orange peel
      1 c  Softened butter
  1 1/2 pk Softened cream cheese, 8 oz
  1 1/2 ts Vanilla
  1 1/2 pk Confectioners' sugar, 16 oz
           Green food coloring
           Assorted decorations: small
           Colored sugars, assorted
           Sprinkles, nonpareils, small
           Caramel rolls,
           Licorice sticks (cut in 1
           -1/2 in. pieces)
  Heat oven to 350. Grease 15 1/2* 10 1/2* 1" jelly roll pan; line with
  waxed paper; grease paper. Prepare cake mix according to pack
  directions for "lite" recipe, beating in orange peel. Pour batter
  into pan; bake 20 minutes or until wooden pick comes out clean. Cool
  cake in pan at least 15 minutes. Invert onto board covered with waxed
  paper; lift off pan; peel away paper from bottom of cake. Cool
  completely. While cake cools, from lightweight cardboard, cut
  triangle pattern in one or more of the following sizes: 4" base, 5
  1/2" sides; 3" base, 4" sides; 2 1/2" base, 3 1/2" sides; 2 1/4"
  base, 2 3/4" sides. Using cardboard patterns, cut triangles of cake,
  turning & fitting patterns, as necessary, to use all of cake. Take
  care to remove waxed paper from under cake. In large bowl with mixer
  at medium speed, beat butter, cream cheese & vanilla until light &
  fluffy. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar; beat 5-7 minutes
  until thoroughly blended & smooth. Remove half of frosting & stir in
  green food coloring to desired shade. Using flexible metal spatula,
  spread frosting over top & sides of cake triangle, smoothing it on or
  swirling gently to resemble tree branches. Decorate cakes as desired
  with candies, colored sugars, assorted sprinkles & nonpareils. Using
  tip of small knife, gently hollow out small area in center of bottom
  edge of each tree; insert caramel roll or licorice sticks for trunks.

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Recipe ID 46100 (Apr 03, 2005)

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