White Christmas Peppermint Layer Cake
Fanciful pink peppermint frosting and snowy cake layers will brighten any holiday party. To decorate, choose between simple candy adornments or whimsical white-chocolate trees.
Peppermint Forest Cake
Turn the White Christmas Peppermint Layer Cake into a fanciful winter wonderland by decorating it with white-chocolate trees. Melt white candy melts following package directions. (We like Ghiradelli's new white melting wafers for their rich flavor.) Using a piping bag or resealable plastic bag with the corner sniped, "draw" varying sized trees on waxed or parchment paper. You may break some, so make extras. Dust with finely crushed candy cane and chill to harden.
Bake, fill and frost cake as directed. Using a thin spatula, very carefully lift trees and gently stick them on the sides of the cake. Sprinkle more crushed candy canes on top of the cake. For a how-to-video about making chocolate shapes, go to midwestliving.com/chocolateshapes.