Christmas Tree Cake

Christmas Tree Cake
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Ingredients
  1. Christmas Tree Cake
  2. Turn an ordinary rectangular cake into a festive Christmas memory. You’ll find few cakes that are easier to decorate!
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  8. Christmas Tree Cake
  9. Prep Time 30 min
  10. Total Time 4 hr 20 min
  11. Servings 12
  12. Ingredients
  13. 1
  14. box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® cake mix (any flavor*)
  15. Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
  16. Tray or piece of cardboard covered with foil
  17. 2
  18. containers Betty Crocker® Whipped fluffy white frosting
  19. 3
  20. candy canes, broken to remove curved ends
  21. Green colored sugar
  22. Assorted small gumdrops, if desired
Instructions
  1. 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Make and bake cake as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan. Cool 10 minutes. Run knife around sides of pan to loosen cake; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour. For easier handling, refrigerate or freeze cake 30 to 60 minutes or until firm.
  2. 2 Using serrated knife, cut rounded top off cake to level surface; place cut side down. From the middle of one short side, make a diagonal cut to each corner on opposite side, making 3 triangular pieces, as shown in diagram. Make tree shape by arranging 2 outer pieces with straight 13-inch sides together on foil-covered tray; frost top. Place remaining center piece on top.
  3. 3 Spread a thin layer of frosting over top and sides to seal in crumbs. Refrigerate or freeze cake 30 to 60 minutes to set frosting. Frost entire cake with remaining frosting. Press candy cane pieces in end of tree to make trunk. Sprinkle with colored sugar to look like boughs. Arrange gumdrops on cake to look like lights or ornaments. Store loosely covered.
Notes
  1. For all chocolate and devil's food cake mixes, use only 1 cup of the water.
  2. Create an attractive display by covering a piece of sturdy cardboard with wrapping paper, then plastic food wrap. Stretch and secure with tape. Or cover cardboard with foil or cooking parchment paper.
  3. Want a green Christmas tree? Tint frosting by stirring in a few drops of green food color before frosting the cake. Create “tinsel” by sprinkling frosting with gold edible glitter.
  4. Walk the aisles of a cake decorating supply store to find fun “ornaments” for your cake!
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