Bake any flavor layer cake mix in baking pan, 13x9x2 inches, as directed on package. Remove from pan and cool. Toast 1 cup
flaked coconut in shallow baking pan in 350 degrees F oven, stirring frequently, until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Cut
cake as shown in diagram. Arrange cake and pieces (ears) to form reindeer on aluminum foil-covered cardboard, 24x22 inches.
Prepare 1 package (7.2 ounces) fluffy white frosting mix as directed on package. Frost sides and top of cake, joining
pieces together. Sprinkle toasted coconut over reindeer. Use large chocolate wafers for eyes, red gumdrop for nose, red shoestring
licorice for mouth and antlers.
Christmas Tree Cake
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour baking pan, 13x9x2 inches. Prepare 1 package (18.5 ounces) white or yellow cake
mix with pudding as directed on package; pour into pan. Sprinkle batter with 2 tablespoons green sugar and 2 tablespoons multicolored
nonpareils. Cut through batter with spatula to swirl, Bake as directed. Remove from pan; cool.
Cover large tray or
piece of cardboard with aluminum foil or foil wrapping paper. Cut cake as shown in diagram. Prepare I package (7.2 ounces)
fluffywhite frosting mix asdirected on package. Tint with I or 2 drops green food color. Arrange cake pieces A and B on tray
to make tree shape (see diagram); frost. Place piece Con top; frost sides and top, making strokes through frosting to resemble
Sprinkle cake with green sugar. Decorate with cut-up gumdrops. Insert 3 peppermint candy sticks in
end of cake to make trunk.
Peppermint Bell Cake
Prepare your favorite white or yellow layer cake exceptfold 1/3cup crushed peppermint candy into batter. Bake in 2 round layer
pans, 8 or 9~I/2 inches, as directed. Fill and frost cake with 1 package (7.2 ounces) fluffy white frosting mix prepared as
directed on package.
Coat side of cake with 1/2 to cup crushed peppermint candy, reserving 3 tablespoons for decoration.
Draw outline of bells on top of cake or use cookie cutter. Outline bells using wooden pick dipped into red food color. Fill
bells with reserved candy. Add Gumdrop Holly (below) and red cinnamon candies.
Roll green gumdrops
about 1/8 inch thick on heavily sugared board; cut to resemble holly leaves.
Christmas Snow Cake
Bake your favorite 8- or 9-inch layer cake. Cool. Prepare I package (7.2 ounces) fluffy white frosting mix as directed on
package exceptstir in teaspoon almond extract. Fill and frost cake; sprinkle with flaked coconut.
Cut a paper circle
the size of layer pan bottom, Draw a Christmas tree in center of paper; cut out tree. Place paper circle on cake. Sprinkle
Tinted Coconut (below) in cutout area of circle. Fill base of tree with shaved chocolate. Remove circle. Decorate tree with
red cinnamon candies. Roll red gumdrop on granulated sugar until flat; cut star for top of tree.
1 to 2 drops green food color and teaspoon water. Place cup flaked coconut and the food color mixture in tightly covered
jar; shake until coconut is evenly tinted.
Note: For a Christmas birthday cake, insert small red candles in ring-shaped
hard candies; press on tree branches.
Grease and flour one 8-and one 9-inch round layer pan. Prepare any flavor layer cake mix as directed on package exceptdivide
batter between pans (batter in pans should be same level). Bake as directed. Cool.
Prepare I package (7.2 ounces)
fluffy white frosting mix as directed on package. Cover large tray or piece of cardboard with aluminum foil or foil wrapping
paper. Arrange 8-inch layer for bead of snowman and 9- inch layer for body on foil-covered tray. Frost layers, joining them
Sprinkle with flaked coconut. Use semisweet chocolate chips for buttons, large gumdrops for eyes and nose
and red shoestring licorice for mouth and muffler. Place large chocolate wafer cookies on each side of head for earmuffs.
Bake your favorite 8- or 9-inch layer cake. Cool. Prepare 1 package (7.2 ounces) fluffy white frosting mix as directed on
package. Tint with red food color if desired. Fill and frost cake.
Press striped peppermint candy sticks at angles
into frosting around side of cake. Place a maraschino cherry at ends of sticks. Cross 2 candy sticks on top of cake for drumsticks