Rating: 3.28 stars
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0

Serve this showy dessert this holiday season. Christmas Tree Cakes are laden with snowy frosting and sprinkled with sanding sugar. If you like, you can tint the buttercream pale green with gel paste food coloring. Save some sugar to create beds of "snow" for serving.

Martha Stewart Living, December 2007

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Credit: Lucas Allen

Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
Makes 2 cups, enough for 12 trees
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Beat cream cheese with a mixer on medium speed until very smooth, 3 to 4 minutes. Add sugar, and beat for 2 minutes. Beat in vanilla. Use immediately.

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Reviews (2)

18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: Unrated
01/05/2009
I'm sure they will be sweeet enough after being sprinkled with the sanding sugar.
Rating: Unrated
12/15/2008
Surely this is supposed to be CUPS of icing sugar, not TABLESPOONS? Otherwise the frosting would be too soft and definitely not sweet enough!