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Manga de Xmas! We Made a Cute Wreath-Shaped Cake!

The year's already coming to an end, which means it's time for Christmas! So, we made a special Manga de Japan Christmas Cake!

1. Make Character Chocolates  Let's make some chocolate shaped like popular characters to hang on a wreath!  What You'll Need: - Drawings (Mirror/Reverse Printed) - Milk Chocolate - White Chocolate - Food Coloring (Red, etc.) - Toothpicks

Place tracing paper over the drawings, and then you just trace over it in chocolate!
Dry it, then peel it off and your kid's favorite characters are now immortalized in chocolate!

2. Spice Things up with Cookies!  Spice up your Christmas with cookies shaped like stars or reindeer!  Hotcake mix makes it easy to make! *kneading*

Placing some stained glass-style cookies at the top of the wreath will make it really start to feel a lot like Christmas!
We used some colorful candies as our stained glass.

[How to Make Stained Glass Cookies] 1) Place 2-3 hard candies into a heat-resistant cup and melt them in the microwave. Mixing colors together can create some pretty stunning stained glass! 2) While the candies are melting, take some hollowed out star-shaped cookies and bake them in the oven at 350F (180C) for about 10 minutes. 3) Put the dried candies into the hollowed out space in the middle of the now baked cookies. 4) Take those cookies and cook them in the microwave for a further 3 to 5 minutes or until the candies melt into the shape of the cookie... and you're done! 3. Baking the Christmas Cake Base Cut a sponge cake in half, then moisten the top of that with syrup. Spread some freshly whipped cream over the entire surface. Next, place whatever fruits you like on top of that.  Let's take this one more level! We'll make the green part of the wreath out of a nice Japanese flavor -- green tea powder! It'll make the whipped cream taste bittersweet for a more grownup flavor! We'll need to surround the whipped cream with our green colored whipped cream to make it look like a wreath. 4. Lastly, the Ornaments  Have fun, hang the ornaments however you like on your cake! Now's a good time to call in the kids and get them to help! All done!! Merry X-mas!!

Our editors aren't master pâtissières, but we managed!
See if you can make your own original cakes!

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