I’m back with another #easyassheetcake with a few of my BFFs – SPOONS!!! Chocolate eyeballs, beautiful tulips, and now a Christmas tree sheet cake! You thought they were just for eating liquidy foods. Pfft!
Don’t want to use plastic spoons? Try compostable flatware! Or regular metal spoons! Don’t have spoons? What kind of monster are you?
This technique is so much fun. I really do hope you give it a try! If you’re not into the sheet cake thing, try building your spoon tree on the side of a layer cake or even up a tiered cake with a star set on top.
How to Make a Chocolate Christmas Tree Sheet Cake
- Sheet cake (Try my chocolate sheet cake or vanilla sheet cake recipe. )
- 1 batch American Buttercream
- Piping bag (optional)
- Large French star tip (optional)
- 3 cups green coating chocolate
- 1 cup white coating chocolate
- 1 cup yellow coating chocolate
- Small paint brush
- 3-inch star cutter
- Parchment paper
- Yellow sanding sugar
- Sixlets and star candies
Frost the Cake
I’m not one to judge, so if you just want to smear on a layer of buttercream, be my guest! If you want to recreate my look exactly, fill a piping bag fitted with the large star tip with American Buttercream. Pipe dots and swirls to cover the surface of the cake.
Make the Branches
Melt the green and white coating chocolates in separate heatproof bowls. Use the small paint brush to add a light coating of white chocolate into the well of a spoon towards the smaller end. Repeat with the rest of your spoons. I needed 27 spoon branches to fill in my sheet cake. Make as many as you need.
Fill the well of each prepped spoon with melted green chocolate. Wipe an immaculately clean finger around the edge of each spoon to clean up the sides. Allow them all to cool completely before using, about 10 minutes. Popping them in the fridge to speed the process will help them release easier.
Make the Star
Melt the yellow coating chocolate in a small heatproof bowl and line a cookie sheet with a piece of parchment paper. Pour a puddle of the melted chocolate larger than your star cutter onto the parchment paper. Set the star cutter into the chocolate and fill the inside of the cutter with yellow sanding sugar.
Set the star aside to harden, about 10 minutes. Pop it in the fridge to speed the process up. Once hardened, carefully remove the chocolate star from the cutter and shake away the excess sugar.
All Together Now
Slide all of the chocolate tree branches out of the spoons.
Arrange a row of branches, small side down, along the bottom of your sheet cake. Add a second row above placing the branches between the ones in the row below. Continue with more rows up the tree until you end with two branches.
Top the tree with the sparkly sprinkle star. Add Sixlets and star candies to decorate the tree.