10 ways to decorate your Christmas cake
Whether you made your cake on stir-up Sunday or bought it ready-made; now it’s time to decorate. Get creative and turn a classic fruit cake into a showstopping centrepiece with these edible Christmas cake decorations.
Here are 10 ways to decorate your Christmas cake so that it really stands out on your festive table. From gingerbread snowflakes to cake lace and crystallised fruit, give one of these easy step-by-step guides a go.
(Need a cake in a hurry? Try our quick Christmas cake recipe.)
How to decorate your Christmas cake…
…with cake lace
Our online exclusive December 2018 recipe is adorned with intricate lace finery. No one will be able to take their eyes off this snowy stunner.
…with ginger bread houses
You get two of your favourite Christmas treats in one with this gingerbread house cake.
…with spiced snowflakes
And if houses aren’t your thing, then try this spectacular snowflake number instead.
You’ll certainly see the fruits of your labour with this one.
…with holly and ribbon
All wrapped up; give the gift of cake this year with our holly and ribbon design.
…with snowflakes and glitter
This is our comprehensive guide to decorating a Christmas cake: from homemade marzipan and royal icing to covering your creation in snowflakes and glitter.
…with mistletoe and roses
You may not be be caught kissing under the mistletoe this year, but you may find yourself stealing a smooch over a piece of this cake.
…with a golden rose cake topper
These sugar roses are actually better when made in advance and they keep easily in an airtight container. They look great on top of this Christmas cake but, once you’ve mastered the art of making sugar paste flowers, could be used to decorate all sorts of bakes.
Baubles aren’t just for the tree. Bake off winner Frances Quinn shows us how to make a rather impressive bauble cake – and it’s much simpler than you think.
For something a little bit different, but by no means less impressive, try Chetna Makan‘s saffron and pistachio cake crowned with a striking array of caramel-coated hazelnuts.