The Gifts Stack Up! Cake
Make-ahead gum paste tree makes this design a stand-out for holiday parties. For extra sparkle, consider edging your tree branches with Sparkling Sugar or Pearl Dust.
Makes: 40 Servings
The Gifts Stack Up! Cake is rated out of 5 by 7.
Rated 3 out of 5 by kellit from I have done a similar cake to this one. The snowflake cake. This one seems a little easier. Time saving tip - just use mint candies with hollow centers (like breath mints) as spacers instead of rolling gum paste around the dowel. I've used these and it saves so much time!
Date published: 2011-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by trecur from I made 2 versions of this cake over the holidays. I made gingerbread cookies for the tree and frosted them green and put small colored stars on the tips for ornaments. I had leftover green frosting and so as not to waste it I drizzled it on the cake. I heard it was too pretty to eat. I drizzled the second cake with red frosting. Both were awesome. I made a 10" instead of the 12" rounds for the base. They ate the whole thing. Everyone loved it. Would make again if asked.
Date published: 2012-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cakerator from I made the trees out of cookies, which added some weight on to the cake. We had to remove the tree completely to cut the cake. It was a little messy, but I knew some of the children would rather eat a cookie rather than cake. Turned out very yummy - but for an adult or office party cookies are probably not the best option for the tree.
Date published: 2010-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by SimplySara from I love the tree out of gum paste. I've made the cookie tree, but the gum paste one is quicker, lighter, and gives a great effect. I like putting cookies around the bottom. It's not as messy as disassembling the cookie tree.
Date published: 2010-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by clcaruso56 from I used this idea and it was a huge hit! I made the tree out of chocolate, and put it on a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting! Definately a chocoholics dream!!!
Date published: 2010-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by kmiann from I made the tree out of white fondant and put shimmer dust on it (very elegant looking) and then made the cake beneath one giant present! huge hit
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by nikki6006 from what does it mean by rings someone help me
Date published: 2011-12-01