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Christmas Tree Cakes

The cutest Vanilla Christmas Tree Cakes that are SO much better than store-bought! Picture a buttery vanilla cake layered with a sweet, rich, and creamy vanilla buttercream frosting in the center, then finished with the most delicious pourable vanilla fondant that is roll your eyes back delicious!

4 Quick Tips For These Christmas Tree Cakes!

01 Don't over-mix the cake.

02 Do not be afraid to reheat the fondant as needed.

03 Be careful cutting the cake in half. You don't want to rip it!

04 You can use any kind shape cookie cutter you like! Just be sure it doesn't have an intricate design.

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In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

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Beat butter with an electric mixer until creamy.

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Stream in sugar and continue beating until light and fluffy.

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Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

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Add milk alternately with flour, beginning and ending with flour mixture.

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Stir in vanilla.

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Pour into prepared pan. Bake 20 minutes, or until done.

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Beat butter, powdered sugar, heavy cream, and vanilla until light and fluffy.

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Combine corn syrup and water. Heat until corn syrup has dissolved.

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Mix powdered sugar, vanilla powder, and corn syrup mixture until smooth.

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Place cooled cake on a wire rack over a sheet pan. Use a long serrated knife to cut cake in half horizontally.

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Spoon frosting over cake. Spread evenly.

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Replace top layer of cake. Use a Christmas tree cookie cutter to cut out Christmas tree shapes.

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Working with one cake at a time, spoon fondant around edges and down sides to cover. Fill in top. Repeat with all cakes.

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Color a small amount of remaining fondant with red food coloring, put in a piping bag, and pipe a zigzag on the trees.

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Top with green coarse sugar.

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