Here's a fun way to decorate your cake for a Christmas look.
You can also use cupcakes. I found several recipes on Pinterest
and adapted the recipe.
1 bag Wilton Green Candy Melts ( found at Michaels )
Bag of Pretzel Sticks ( look for the wider sticks, 3 3/4 in. long)
2 tsps. cooking oil ( like canola, not olive )
1/4 tsp. peppermint oil-based flavoring ( not alcohol-based)
Colored sprinkles, red-colored sugar, or crushed peppermint candies
Take a piece of parchment paper and place on a cookie sheet.
Place 6 pretzel sticks and evenly space on the paper.
Put one bag of melts into a medium size microwave bowl.
Add 2 tsp. of oil to the bowl
Microwave 20 seconds, take out and stir, if not completely
melted, heat at 10 second intervals and stir. Will be smooth.
Add the 1/4 tsp. peppermint flavoring and stir. (optional)
Using a gallon zip lock bag, add the melted mixture.
Twist the bag until the mixture is in the corner, cut a tiny
tip on the end and starting at the top of the pretzel, put a
small amount and make squiggle lines to make it look like
a Xmas tree.
If desired add decorations like colored sugar or sprinkles.
Place the tray in the refrigerator and continue with another
6 pretzel sticks. They harden up in about 5-10 minutes.
*This makes a lot of trees, but you will need to practice to
get it right.
*They will keep in an air-tight container. I kept them in
my cold garage.
Carefully pick them up by the stick and push into your cake.
(see picture above)