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Tropical Yule Tree Cake

If you dream of sand and surf rather than snow and ice, try this Tropical Yule Tree Cake. Made in our Palm Tree Pan, it will transport you to a sunny paradise that Santa will be glad to visit!


Difficulty: Somewhat Easy



Cake serves 12; each candy serves 1.


Step 1

In advance: Make 40 lights in various colors using royal icing. On waxed paper, pipe tip 8 bead; add tip 2 outline hanger at top. Make extras to allow for breakage and let dry. Mold 7 candy gifts using painting method. Refrigerate until firm; unmold.

Step 2

Place cake on foil-wrapped board, cut to fit. Pipe tip 3 trunk and leaf lines in buttercream; cover trunk and leaves with tip 16 stars. Position lights and candy gifts.

**Combine Christmas Red with Red-Red for red shown. Combine Golden Yellow with a little Lemon Yellow for yellow shown. Combine Leaf Green and Kelly Green for dark and light green shown. Combine Orange, Golden Yellow, Brown and Red-Red for dark brown shown on trunk lines. Combine Orange, Golden Yellow and Brown for light brown shown on trunk.