I can't remember where I found the directions for this cake, but I'm sure you could google it to find it. I've done a Christmas tree cake the last two years for Christmas because we emphasize to our kids that Christmas is about Jesus' birthday. We give gifts to each other to celebrate His birthday. I thought it would be a nice tradition to make a birthday cake in honor of Jesus. (Obviously He can't eat it! The point is that it can be a tool to help the kids shift the focus off themselves and onto the real meaning of the day.) And if I make one this year I might try making a healthier version for the decorations...dried fruit and nuts since I'm trying to help our family eat healthier. :) If you have any cute Christmas ideas, send them my way!