Thanksgiving weekend is officially over, which means everyone has to get back to work and you can’t eat leftover pie for breakfast without someone judging you. However, it also means that it’s officially the Holiday Season! That means Christmas music in the stores and on the radio, hot chocolate, and decorating the tree! Also, this is when the winter weather normally starts to rear its ugly head… Although, it’s currently in the upper 40s and lower 50s this week and we aren’t going to complain! And we’ve got the perfect cake this week to celebrate the coming of winter.
We like to say that the Holiday season is the baker’s Super Bowl. It’s basically the time of year based on baking (or cooking). When people who don’t bake at all, pick up their mixers and make cookies for their family. If you’re like us and bake all year round, this is our time of year! It’s the time we get to shine. We can bake and bake and bake for hours on end and everyone just sees that as part of the season (when we do it in July, we’re somehow weird 😉 haha). And we wanted to celebrate the beginning of baking season (as we call it!) the only way we know how: a cake!
We didn’t want to make it specific to any singular holiday, so we just made it a winter themed cake! It’s white and light blue and it has trees on the top and what we like to call “bushes”. It’s like a little mini winter forest scene. We even sprinkled on some silver sprinkles to make it shimmer a little and we put a shake of powdered sugar on the top to make it look like it had just recently snowed. Isn’t it so cute? We love it!
It’s not even too difficult to make, but it looks hard to do and spectacular! The trees are made out of sugar cones, so you don’t even need to worry about actually making a tree!
What You’ll Need:
3 cakes, 8-in of your favorite flavor!
2 1/2 batches Buttercream Frosting
3 piping bags
2D piping tip
size 21 tip
size 12 tip
sky blue food coloring
kelly green food coloring
3 sugar cones, cut into different heights
- Stack your cakes, placing a thin layer of frosting between the layers. Crumb coat your cakes and refrigerate for 30 minutes. When you take it out of the refrigerator, put a final coat of frosting on the cake.
- Use about 1/2 a cup of frosting and color it a light blue, using the sky blue coloring. Place little smudges of blue frosting all over the cake and on the top. Using a large spatula, smooth out the cake, smearing the blue frosting.
- Color about a 1/2 cup of frosting kelly green. Coat the 3 cones, each with a different color of buttercream frosting. One green, one white, and one light blue. This is just like the crumb coat on your cake, it’s only to help the “leafs” stick.
- Now, using the 2D tip, staring with the white cone, make a circle around the bottom. Place it into the cake, in the middle. Finish icing the rest of the cone. When you get to the top, place a silver sixlet on the top. Repeat this process with the remaining two cones, covering them in their respective colors. Place the other two cones behind the white cone.
- Once all the cones are decorated and placed, start decorating the top of the cake. Using the size 12 tip and the white frosting, make piles of white frosting, with the highest concentration of piles close to the base of the trees and becoming less as you move away. Using the 21 tip repeat this process with the light blue frosting. With the 2D tip, don’t make “piles”, but instead make little “flowers”. The majority of your frosting “piles” or “flowers” should be around the base of the trees and as you move out, it should decrease until there isn’t any left.
- Sprinkle with silver sprinkles. And if you desire, put a light dusting of powdered sugar on the top, to make it look lightly snow covered.
Thanks for reading! Let us know if you make this cake, we’d love to see it (or anything you make this winter!). Come chat with us anytime in the comments below or on Instagram or Twitter. We hope you have a great day, an amazing week, safe travels, and may you always have a cookie in your cookie jar!