Yeah, we celebrate the secular Christmas, with a Christmas Tree, The Elf on the Shelf and Santa Claus.
But, in honor of the birth of Christ, we also have a birthday cake for Jesus every year, on Christmas Eve. I like to find a fun, new cake every year. We’ve done trains, a variety of trees and a simple cupcake one year… (I don’t remember why that happened!)
This year I discovered the Wilton gingerbread cookie tree and decide to give that a whirl!
The gingerbread cookie recipe that comes with the set is pretty darn good, and makes enough cookies for the tree with a bit left over for just regular cookies, if you are so inclined.
You cut out two of each size…
And bake them and let them cool.
Then you frost the cookies and stack them, offsetting as you build up.
Once I got them all stacked, I decorated the tree with a variety of cute little sprinkles, and added a gold star and a candle.
The kids could hardly wait to blow out the candle, sing Happy Birthday to Baby Jesus and dig in.
But I think the gingerbread taste was a little strong for them. They liked the fudge a LOT better!
Now I need to keep an eye out for next year’s cake idea! And, note to self, not gingerbread!