MMMMM----- Recipe via UNREGISTERED Meal-Master (tm) v8.02
       Title: Christmas Tree Cakes
  Categories: Cakes
       Yield: 1 servings
       1 pk Yellow cake mix, 18.25 oz
       1 tb Grated orange peel
       1 c  Softened butter
   1 1/2 pk Softened cream cheese, 8 oz
   1 1/2 ts Vanilla
   1 1/2 pk Confectioners' sugar, 16 oz
            Green food coloring
            Assorted decorations: small
            Colored sugars, assorted
            Sprinkles, nonpareils, small
            Caramel rolls,
            Licorice sticks (cut in 1
     -1/2 in    pieces)
   Heat oven to 350. Grease 15 1/2* 10 1/2* 1 jelly roll pan; line with
   waxed paper; grease paper. Prepare cake mix according to pack
   directions for “lite” recipe, beating in orange peel. Pour batter
   into pan; bake 20 minutes or until wooden pick comes out clean. Cool
   cake in pan at least 15 minutes. Invert onto board covered with waxed
   paper; lift off pan; peel away paper from bottom of cake. Cool
   completely. While cake cools, from lightweight cardboard, cut
   triangle pattern in one or more of the following sizes: 4 base, 5
   1/2 sides; 3 base, 4 sides; 2 1/2 base, 3 1/2 sides; 2 1/4
   base, 2 3/4 sides. Using cardboard patterns, cut triangles of cake,
   turning & fitting patterns, as necessary, to use all of cake. Take
   care to remove waxed paper from under cake. In large bowl with mixer
   at medium speed, beat butter, cream cheese & vanilla until light &
   fluffy. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar; beat 5-7 minutes
   until thoroughly blended & smooth. Remove half of frosting & stir in
   green food coloring to desired shade. Using flexible metal spatula,
   spread frosting over top & sides of cake triangle, smoothing it on or
   swirling gently to resemble tree branches. Decorate cakes as desired
   with candies, colored sugars, assorted sprinkles & nonpareils. Using
   tip of small knife, gently hollow out small area in center of bottom
   edge of each tree; insert caramel roll or licorice sticks for trunks.