1 pk Yellow cake mix, 18.25
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
decorations: small Candies,
(cut in 1 1/2 inch 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 package directions, 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 and 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 and fluffy. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar; beat
5-7 minutes until thoroughly blended and 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, and assorted
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.