What do you get the person who has everything for Christmas?
Do you know someone like that?
The person with enough candles and bath soaps and picture frames and gloves and scarves and turtleneck sweaters to fill a storage unit.
The super-hard-to-buy-for-person-because-they-have-everything person.
Why not give them the gift of time spent with you?
A cup of coffee.
A little conversation.
A shared inside joke.
And a piece of cake all tied up with a Fruit Roll-up ribbon.
Present Cake with Fruit Roll-up Ribbon
(just like a fondant ribbon cake…..but way better tasting)
White Cake Mix
White Cake Icing
Fruit By the Foot Fruit Roll-ups (Strawberry flavor)
Step 1: Bake cake
Bake cake according to directions in a standard loaf pan.
Remove from pan and let cool.
Cut in half.
Each cake mix will make two “Present Cakes.”
Step 2: Frost cake
Using the white icing, frost the cake.
Quick tip: I used a flat cake spreader dipped in hot water to smooth out icing.
Step 3: Lay base layer of ribbon cake
Cut two strips of Fruit-by-the-Foot Strawberry Fruit Roll-Up.
Step 4: Cut bottom of ribbon
Using a knife cut the excess ribbon away at the end.
Tuck any the ends underneath the cake.
Step 5: Cut strips of Fruit Roll-Up
Cut 4 strips of Fruit Roll-Up approximately 6 inches long
Fold each strip in half and stick the ends through a toothpick.
Step 6: Add folded strips to top of cake to form base of bow
Insert all folded strips on toothpick into center of cake.
Form a cross and turn diagonally to fill in space between each of the ribbons.
Quick tip: If you want a little more height, add rolls of Fruit Roll-Up at the base of the ribbon.
Step 7: Add next layer
Cut 4 strips of 5″ ribbon.
Fold and repeat step 6.
Turn this layer in a different direction than base layer.
Step 8: Continue adding layers
Repeat step 7 until bow forms into desired shape.
To finish off bow, form a circle of Fruit Roll-Up.
Add to toothpick on the very top.
Step 9: Add tag
For the perfect message topper you can simply print off one of these free printables I made just for this project….HERE.
Or you can add your special message for that special someone.
I know they will like it.
Your person who has everything.
After all……who wouldn’t like to have their cake……
……and eat it with you
PS Do you have sticks or branches or anything wood-related in your back yard?
I have a plethora of them and wait until you see what I did with all my sticks over at Infarrantly Creative!
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