My son has a mid-December birthday and for his 5th birthday decided he wanted a Christmas Tree cake.
I found a Wilton Christmas tree pan that made the cake in the shape I needed so easily. I used the Pillsbury Baking spray with flour and didn’t have any issues with the cake sticking. My son chose Red Velvet for the cake and the contrast from the red cake to the green icing was perfect.
I made a single batch of Wilton’s classic butter cream icing recipe (found it online easily) and dyed most of it green using Wilton’s leaf green food paste. I dyed a couple little bits yellow and red for the presents and star.
Using a star tip, I covered the entire cake, except the trunk, with green stars. The trunk was covered using store bought chocolate icing and a basket weave (the ribbed side) tip in straight lines to look like bark. We used M&M’s (with the ‘m’ side down) for the ornaments. The garland is just red icing using a leaf tip. I piped a star at the top and used my find covered in cornstarch to pat it flat and into shape.
My son informed me that our tree needed presents, so I took rectangle shaped Danish butter cookies (from one of those Christmas tins of cookies) and decorated a few to look like presents.
His party was the week before Christmas and everyone loved the Christmas Tree cake!
My Granddad called me about making a cake. His church has the Singing Christmas Tree, and he was wondering if I could make a cake that somewhat resembled the tree.
After looking up pictures of the singing Christmas tree, I decided to go with a 3-D layout, making a tiered cake. This cake was 4 tiers of vanilla bliss. I used cake boards and wooden dowel rods to separate the tiers, helping each one stay level and not sink into each other.
After they were put together, I secured them by inserting a dowel rod through the entire cake. The tiers are 4, 6, 8 and 10 inch cakes. I starred the icing on in the pattern I wanted the beads to be, then filled in the rest of the spaces with the icing to make it look like a Christmas tree. The yellow star is a chocolate lollipop, making it very easy for the star to stand straight up, and stay put.
I used red butter cream icing and used tip number 4 to make the bows, and of course the teddy grahams are the people. I alternated with the bears holding their hands up and hands down all around the cake. The gold beads are the “lights” on the cake.
The great thing about this kind of cake is that you can make it much larger if you want to. I stuck with a smaller, but decent size
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I made this Christmas Tree cake for our family Christmas day. I used the Wilton tree pan using Wilton's basic yellow cake recipe but instead of using 1 1/2 tsp vanilla I used 1 tsp vanilla and 1/2 tsp almond extract. For the icing I used Wilton's buttercream icing recipe adding a few tsp.'s of water to make it less stiff.
To decorate I used a Wilton tip 233, grass tip, to make it look like a real tree. For the trunk I just left it undecorated as it looked realistic as it was. Next I used a Wilton tip 46 for the yellow garland. For the Christmas balls I used assorted candies, mainly Runts. The star was made from white chocolate candy melts tinted yellow with food coloring. I heated the chocolate and immediately place it inside of a star cookie cutter on wax paper. Then placed it in the fridge and let it harden for about 5 minutes. Once hardened I cut a toothpick to the right size and stuck it in the backside middle of the star and placed it onto the tree.
This cake was very easy. It's only a little time consuming using the grass tip. But, once you get the hang of it it goes very quickly!