- 2 Boxes of Pound Cake Mix (Whatever the ingredients the box calls for)
- Heart Cookie Cutter
- Red and Green Food Gel Color
- Loaf Pan
- Green and Yellow Frosting (Pillsbury Blue and Green Funfetti Frosting)
- Red Heart Sprinkles – Optional
- Mix on box of pound cake mix following the directions on the box.
Add a few drops of red food coloring at a time until you get the red color you like.
- I use Wilton “No-Taste Red” because it doesn’t taste like red food coloring. It doesn’t taste at all so it is perfect for this cake.
- Once the cake is baked, let it cool and then cut the cake into even slices.
- Then, use a heart shaped cookie cutter to cut out as many hearts as it takes to lay them face to face from one end of the pan to the other end. Make sure it is a snug fit but, leave room at each end for the green cake mix.
- Mix the second cake and add some green food coloring.
- Pour the green batter around the heart cutouts.
- Tap the pan on the counter so the batter will fall down the sides of the hearts.
- Bake it according to the package directions.
- Next, frost the cake with green frosting and add some heart sprinkles.
Vanilla Roll Cake
- 2 eggs
- 3 egg yolks
- 1/2 cup (100 grams) sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup (30 grams) sifted cake flour
- 3 tablespoons (30 grams) cornstarch
- 1/4 cup red & green Wilton batter bits or edible confetti
- 2 egg whites
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 cup butter, room temperature
- 3 cups (360 grams) powdered sugar
- 3-4 tbsp red & green sprinkles
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-3 teaspoons heavy cream
- 4 oz white chocolate
- red & green sprinkles
- Heat the oven to 450F.
- Line a 17X12″ jelly/sheet pan with parchment paper . Set aside.
- In a mixing bowl add the 2 eggs, 3 egg yolks and 1/2 cup sugar. With the paddle attachment on, beat on medium to high speed around 5 minutes until pale in color and thickened. Add the vanilla extract and beat few more seconds.
- Sift the flour and the cornstarch over the egg yolks mixture and with a spatula gently fold it in.
- Fold in the batter bits as well.
- In a separate grease-free bowl, add the 2 egg whites and 1 tablespoon of sugar. With a whisk, whip until firm peaks form.
- With the spatula, fold the whipped egg whites into the egg yolks mixture.
- Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan, spread it evenly and bake for 6-7 minutes until golden brown and, when touched, it springs back.
- As soon as you remove the cake from the oven sprinkle with powder sugar and then invert the cake onto a clean dish towel. Remove the parchment paper, sprinkle with more powder sugar, and roll up the cake with the towel. Place on a wire rack to cool
- In a clean bowl add the butter. With the whisk attached on to the the mixer whip the butter for 2-3 minutes on medium to high speed.
- Lower the speed and slowly add the sugar, 1/2 cup at a time.
- When all the sugar is incorporated increase the speed and whip for 2 more minutes.
- Add few drops of heavy cream until it reaches the consistency you desire.
- With a spatula fold in the sprinkles.
- Gently unroll the cake and spread the buttercream evenly all over it.
- Roll it again and place in the fridge for a couple of hours.
- To decorate, melt the white chocolate in double boiler or microwave and pour it over the cake. Add Add more sprinkles (optional)
- Let the chocolate settle for few minutes and slice the cake.
Christmas Punch “Santa Style”-Raspberry Punch Recipe:
- Place 1/2 gallon of Raspberry Sherbet in a punch bowl.
- Pour 1 1/2 bottles of Raspberry juice (we like the 64oz. of Ocean Spray Cran-Raspberry) over the sherbet.
- Add 7Up to taste.
To decorate the glass:
- Cut the pieces for the belt. 1 strip of black paper, one yellow and one smaller black square, and a yellow strip for the belt buckle thing.
- Attach the black strip to the glass with a few glue dots.
- Apply the yellow square to the front of the glass
- Apply the smaller black square on top of the yellow square.
- Attach the buckle thing.
Dip the rim of the glass into melted white chocolate.
Then, dip them in white sprinkles or nonpareils while the chocolate is wet.
What a great looking (and cheap!) idea for decorating your table for dinner this holiday season. The only supplies you need to make these festive candy cane name holders are candy canes (in color of your choice), a hot glue gun, some pretty ribbon and name cards with your guests names printed on them. Glue three candy canes upside down to create an easel and place your name card to be displayed. Yes, it really is that easy! Now, get to finalizing your guest list so you can print your name cards and get started… 🙂