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Christmas Ornament Tart

Christmas Ornament Tart

Time Involved
< 85 min
# of Ingredients
Skill Level
Package (12) TENDERFLAKE® Frozen Tart Shells
1 (510g) 
Package white cake mix
1 ½ cups (375mL) 
Vanilla frosting
Yellow gel-paste food colour
Yellow decorating sugar
Red or green gum drops
Black licorice laces, cut into twelve 1-1/4-inch (3 cm) pieces
Green licorice laces
Thin pretzel sticks
Red fruit leather candy
Mini candy-coated chocolates

PREHEAT oven to 350°F (180˚C).

PREPARE the cake mix as per package directions in a medium bowl.

SPOON the cake mixture evenly into each tart shell, filling to just below the rim. You will use approximately ½ of the mix. Divide remaining cake mix between a paper-lined muffin tin that makes 12 cupcakes.

PLACE tart shells on a baking sheet and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until tart shells begin to brown slightly. Meanwhile, bake cupcakes for 18 to 20 minutes or until set. Cool thoroughly and set cupcakes aside for another use.

TINT vanilla frosting with yellow food colouring. Insert ¼ cup (50 mL) into piping bag fitted with small dot tip and use this to secure decorations.

FROST the top of each cooled tart with remaining frosting, building up the middle a little more to achieve the ornament shape. Roll each tart in yellow sugar to coat frosted top completely.

POKE two adjacent holes into the flat end of the gum drop with a toothpick to make an ornament hook topper. Insert the ends of one cut piece of black licorice lace into each hole. Attach the topper to the tart by making another hole in the rounded end of the gumdrop. Insert a pretzel into the gumdrop and press into the tart.

CUT fruit leather into decorative strips and secure to tart with frosting. Add mini candy-coated chocolates secured with dots of yellow piped frosting. Cut green licorice laces to desired lengths and press into tart.

ARRANGE on platter and serve to your holiday guests.

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