Turn a plain iced cake into a winter oasis with this Happy Little Trees Cake. 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.
Bake cake. Prepare cake batter following recipe instructions. Bake and cool two cake layers. Level, fill and stack layers for 4 in. high cake.
Ice cake. Ice cake smooth using white icing. Using spatula, create swirl marks on sides of cake.
Tint icing. Tint ½ cup icing light green and ¾ cup icing chartreuse using color combinations provided. Using Kelly Green icing color, tint ½ cup icing dark green. Combine Moss Green and Lemon Yellow icing colors to get chartreuse color shown. Combine Leaf Green and Sky Blue icing colors to get light green color shown. Reserve 1/8 cup icing white.
Prepare decorating bags. Prepare decorating bag with tip 21 and dark green icing. Prepare second decorating bag with tip 32 and light green icing. Prepare third decorating bag with tip 1M and chartreuse icing.
Decorate cake. Using all three prepared bags, pipe swirls on top of cake, resembling trees. Sprinkle trees with white nonpareils.
Prepare decorating bag with tip 3 and reserved white icing. Pipe dots around sides of cake.