‘Tis the season for holiday baking. I don’t know about you, but I’m about ready to turn my oven into a cookie baking machine. With Christmas just two weeks away, it’s time to let the flour fly and crank out some delicious homemade goodies.
Before baking cookies, however, I just had to have something sweet and pepperminty. This craving surprised me because, in the past, peppermint wasn’t one of my favorite flavors when it comes to dessert.
To satisfy my craving, I decided to try my hand at this recipe for Peppermint Dream Cake. It looked and sounded delicious and I already had most of the ingredients in my pantry.
It was fun putting this cake together. I especially enjoyed the frosting recipe. I’m accustomed to making icing that consists of butter, cream cheese, and powdered sugar, so it was nice to give something new a try. This particular frosting is very light, but still full of flavor.
To make this cake a show stopper, I decided to get creative with the decorations. I used some white chocolate and made a winter wonderland of trees.
The trees are very simple to make. To start, melt some white chocolate in a double boiler. Once the chocolate is nice and smooth, pour it into a plastic baggie, snip off a tiny piece of the corner of the bag, and pipe some trees onto wax paper. (The thicker you can get the lines, the better. This will lessen the likelihood of breakage.) Once the chocolate has hardened, tuck the trees into your icing.
These adorable little trees really make this cake special.
If you want to make this cake, you can find the recipe here.
Have you started your holiday baking? What’s you’re favorite sweet treat of the season?
Michael Wurm, Jr – Inspired by Charm