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The holiday season is full of hustle and bustle but that doesn’t mean that everything you do for it has to be complicated. Take this lovely Christmas Tree Cake, for instance! While it looks elegant and festive, the techniques are simple enough that anyone can master them and the video below takes you through the process step by step.

If you’re not up for making a layer cake, you can use these techniques on a storebought cake as well, even if it’s a sheet cake. You can even amend existing decorations if you’d like – the point is to have fun with the process and the end result will turn out wonderful.

You can use sprinkles, candies, or whatever you have on hand to decorate the tree and the border here and you can switch up the piping designs as you’d like. The above video gives you the basic techniques you need to make this beautiful cake and so many more!