I had this idea for a dessert for Christmas. I had seen it in a magazine, although I don't remember which one. I planned on making a square cake, frost it white and then cross it with red "ribbons" making it look just like a present. In my mind, it was spectacular.
Then reality hit. After all the preparations, I was tired. Too tired to stand there and flatten several Twizzler into ribbon shapes. Suddenly, that great idea seemed like too much trouble. I still wanted to do more than a simple white frosting on the cake. I then got the idea to use the green tree-shaped cookies. I put them on the cake back-to-back. I rummaged through my baking supplies' drawer and found a package of snowman topped toothpicks which I then put on the cake. I finished with a tree shaped cookie on each side of the cake.
If I must say so myself, it turned out quite well and it was delicious too.