Not sure this Christmas Tree Cake came out hoe I imagined it would, but considering, I think it turned out pretty good.
I was hosting Christmas Eve after church this year, as I have many other times. I made my menu, bought everything for it and got everything set up for it. My nice silver punch bowl for eggnog, the area for beverages, the chafing dished for hot food, etc. When bam!, I woke up Christmas Eve day so sick I could barely get out of bed! I had such a splitting headache, none like ever before! I had chills, aches, you name it. I took some aspirin, and went back to bed in hopes it would go away. Well it didn’t. Then, by noontime I decided to call off hosting Christmas Eve, knowing right well there’s no way I was up for it! I took some NyQuil as all I wanted to do was sleep, and woke about 8 pm. I felt a bit better as my headache subsided. But felt bad Christmas Eve was such a bust. The good news is that I felt better by Christmas Day, not a 100%, but much better in comparison. I went to my mom’s for Christmas dinner, and everything was wonderful.
In light of all of this, I was bound and determined to make this Christmas cake I was thinking of making for some time now. I got the idea from The Baking Pan website. They use fondant trees. I didn’t want to use fondant, so thought I would use sugar cookies decorated instead. All turned out well with the cookies sticking to the cake (I was a little worried about the cookies falling off). I was short on time so didn’t get to decorate the edges.
I used two cake mixes as I wanted the cake to be nice and high. I made some almond flavored frosting and simple frosted each layer.
The cake came out wonderful, and the decorations weren’t so bad either. I will say I like the fondant ones better, but the cookies were edible so that’s a plus! I didn’t get to make all the things I wanted to share on my blog for the holidays, but oh well, there’s always tomorrow!