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decorated holiday cake ideas?

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Hi All,

I am posting here b/c I think it gets more reading than the recipes board.

I just found out that I need to donate a decorated holiday cake for a holiday breakfast that my son's school is having this weekend. I am a baker, however, I am swamped this week and I'm looking for an easy idea. They are using the cakes for a "cake walk" game and apparently every kid gets to go home with a cake. Of course, my son will be "winning" the one I make due to his allergies but nevertheless I would like to come up with something creative.

It can be a decorated cake or cupcakes or a jazzed up coffee cake. I was thinking of doing some type of Rice Krispy bar in the shape of a wreath and then decorating that. Does anyone have any ideas? Has anyone ever tinted Rice Krispies with food coloring? Would I tint the marshmallow mixture and not the cereal?



On Nov 27, 2007

I haven't tinted rice crispy treats, but I recently made cupcakes in icecream cones for my mom's group fall festival and everyone LOVED them! That was before we went to a completely nut free home though so I'm not sure that I even looked at the ice cream cones (especially since we weren't going to be eating them).

But I just whipped up normal yellow cake batter then used the non-sugar type ice cream cones, I think some people refer to them as "cake" cones. I put aluminum foil on the bottoms of the cones and put them in a muffin tin, then filled them a little over 1/2 way with batter and cooked according to normal cupcake directions. Then when cooled I frosted them and added sprinkles. I used egg containers to stand them in so they wouldn't fall over. They came out really cute!

On Nov 28, 2007

I made rice crispy treats with fruity pebbles. My kids loved them. I dipped the bottom in white chocolate (before we knew about PA so I am unsure about the chocolate part).

On Nov 28, 2007

I found this recipe in my Parenting then found it online. I think I might make this one too! Looks really cute!


On Nov 28, 2007

Thanks to all of you!

Also, thank you so much for that great link to the Rice Krispies tree. I may attempt that one!


On Dec 1, 2007

Here is a link to reindeer, snowman & santa cupcakes. And also some santa cookies.

The reindeer ones are so easy and a huge hit with the kids. I've made these for a whole class and they burst into a fit of giggles when they saw them!


We'll have more cookie & cake recipes in Decembers newsletter!

Take care, Gina

On Dec 1, 2007

I haven't tried making rice krispies green, but I make wreaths out of corn flakes - adding marshmallow like rice krispy treats, and green food coloring. Then you add some kind of red hots kind of things for the holly. They are really cute - and yummy!

On Dec 2, 2007

At our local dollar store, they have Christmas tree cake pans that were two for one dollar! You can mold the rice crispies in there and pop it out of the mold.

It also makes a really easy cake. (CherryBrook mixes are about right) It looks really cute with green coconut on top of the icing. (Mix a few drops of green food coloring with coconut until it looks like grass) then you can decorate with candy. We use Divvies or Nothin' Nutty jelly beans. Easy and the kids can decorate it themselves!

Take care, Gina

On Dec 3, 2007

Thanks everyone!

I made a wreath in a small bundt pan, decorated it with red/green Skippers (from Vermont Nut Free) and criss-crossed two candy canes on top for a bow. I wrapped it in a cellophane bag and tied it with a bright red pipe cleaner. It came out adorable, and my son was thrilled when he won it back!

The cornflakes are a great idea! I think I will try that next year!