A Fondant Tree For Every Season — Flocked Winter Tree

Flocked Winter Tree Cake

A cake made in a single pan gets dressed up for different occasions using fondant and simple decorations anyone can do. Here, a fondant imprint mat adds the easy-to-follow design which is filled in with buttercream icing. Red fondant cardinals add that winter holiday touch.

Each cookie serves 1.


Step 1

Step 1: Bake and Ice Cake

Bake and cool tree-shaped cake. Place on foil-wrapped cake board cut to size and shape. Prepare for fondant by lightly icing cake with buttercream.

Step 2

Step 2: Imprint Rolled Fondant

Tint fondant a light green; roll out white fondant, 1/8-in. thick. Lift fondant onto imprint mat; with rolling pin, press fondant into mat. Cover cake with imprinted fondant.

Step 3

Step 3: Decorate Imprinted Design

Pipe tip 2 green buttercream vines and leaves in imprinted areas; add additional scrolls as needed. Use tip 2 to outline and fill in white buttercream flowers; add tip 2 yellow dot centers.

Step 4

Step 4: Add Cardinal Decorations

Shape birds from 5/8 in. balls of fondant. Use black Foodwriter to draw black beak and dot eye. Position on cake, attaching with dots of icing.

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