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 present 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 the icing.
Step 3: Lay base layer of ribbon cake
Cut two strips of Fruit-by-the-Foot Strawberry Fruit Roll-Up.
Lay each strip on cake in a cross pattern.
Step 4: Cut bottom of ribbon
Cut the excess ribbon away at the end with scissors.
Tuck any extra 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 the center of the 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 the base layer.
Step 8: Continue adding layers
Repeat step 7 until bow forms the desired shape.
To finish off the bow, form a circle of Fruit Roll-Up.
Add to the 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 You know what else makes an amazing Christmas gift?
It will make you laugh and cry and giggle and discover how amazing YOU truly are.
And the best part?
It’s on sale right now for 38% off just in time for Christmas.
You can order one for yourself and your five closest friends here. 🙂