Tasty Thursday

Oh what fun! Now you and your kids can make cute cakes for any occasion! Since Christmas is only two weeks away, I thought it would be fun to highlight a recipe from Easy Cut-Up Cakes for Kids by Melissa Barlow. This great cake is the perfect way to spread holiday cheer!

Christmas Tree
Pans: 1 (9 x 13-inch) pan
Serves: 8 to 10

1 chocolate cake mix
Green frosting
1 King-Size Snickers or Milky Way candy bar
White frosting
Red candies, like M&Ms, striped peppermints, or Red Hots

1. Make cake mix according to package directions. Bake cake as directed on box for a 9 x 13-inch pan. Cool cake in pan for 10 minutes, and then invert and cool completely on a wire rack.
2. Cut the cake according to the diagram below. Position the two smaller triangle pieces together to create one large triangle and frost the top green. Place the other large triangle on top and frost entire cake green. Cut candy bar in half and then stack at the bottom of the tree to make the trunk.
3. Using a decorator's bag with a star tip, frost a white garland diagonally across the tree. Decorate your tree with candy as desired.

Variation: Frost the tree with green mint frosting or sprinkle on shredded coconut that has been tinted green to look like pine needles.

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