I love to entertain friends during the holidays. In fact I’m having my annual cookie exchange and decorating party this afternoon! However, between parenting three kids, being a supportive wife and running this blog, I don’t always have the time spend forever preparing for guests. What I do have time for is dressing up a box cake to make it seem homemade and festive for the holidays. Today’s peppermint cookie cake started as a box cake, but ended up so much more, and is perfect for holiday entertaining.
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So, the base of my cake is the Purely Simple™ White Cake & Cupcake Mix, then I added in 10 crushed chocolate cream cookies. After I mixed the cake as directed on the box I added in the crushed cookies.
After the cake cools, ice the cake with Pillsbury™ vanilla frosting, then top with another three crushed candy canes. Doesn’t it look so festive and dressed up? No one will ever guess this gorgeous cake had such humble beginnings!
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Do you have a favorite way to dress up a box cake for entertaining? What do you add?
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