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.)

10 ways to decorate your Christmas cake

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.

…with crystallised fruits and berries

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.

and turn it into a Christmas bauble

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.

…with caramel hazelnuts and marzipan

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.

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  1. I love all the Christmas cake decoration ideas, but why are all the cakes round? I always make a square cake! Maybe show some ideas for square cakes although of course all the ideas can be applied to square cakes but it would be lovely to see a square cake once in a while!

    1. Hi Geraldine – thank you very much for your feedback. It’s always great to hear more about what our users want from delicious. magazine! We’ve taken your feedback on board and will consider it for future use. Ellie

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