Turn a traditional christmas cake into a winter oasis with this Buttercream Christmas Cake with Tree Decorations. Use various shades of green icing to pipe trees, then sprinkle nonpareils on the trees to make it look like a fresh coat of snow. A wonderful cake to make for a December birthday or Christmas gathering with friends and family, this simple winter cake brings the beauty of the season into your home.
If you find it challenging to ice a cake smoothly, try spatula icing. It's a great way to hide imperfections, create texture and add visual interest to cakes. Begin this technique with a fresh, roughly iced cake. Spatula icing is a versatile technique that can also be used to decorate other treats. Try it with sheet cakes, cookies and brownies.