Christmas cake decoration ideas

Christmas celebration spreads joy by giving the light of Jesus to the love ones that ties the relationships. Spreading our traditional habits year after year, this is what charismas do, memories to live with thought out our life from childhood till we heritage it to our grandchildren. Creating Yummy Christmas cake, is one of our heritage that makes Christmas celebrations festive than ever. For those of you with a sweet tooth, you’ll adore these decorations on your awesome baked cakes.

Ginger men Christmas cake;

Although the ginger men are the traditional symbol of Christmas why not do some twist and present them on a Christmas cake. They will be still adorable by all. Gingerbread men or figure decorations will give your cake its charm. Ginger men decorated Christmas cake‎ is perfect if you have young children at Christmas. The ginger man cake can be done by different ways. First use beautiful chocolate cookies shaped as gingerbread men either readymade or baked, place them either on the top or the side. Or one big gingerbread man in the middle with candy canes or edible snowball decorations. The kids generally love any decorated sugar paste characters.

Winter woodland Christmas cake;

If you are looking for a non-traditional Christmas cake especially if you fancy a change, and wanted to get away from the reds and typical green Christmas colors. Here’s an idea for you and a perfect choice for celebrating Christmas; go through “a winter woodland cake”. This is ideal for either Christmas or New Year’s Eve/Day …where you can dream about a truly unique winter wonderland. Top your cake is basically made from a beautiful white fondant cake. Put some elegant designs like; bears, deer, sprayed pine cones, mushrooms, and lots of evergreens touches to make a storybook come to life. Winter woodland Christmas cake‎ is an eye-catching theme to impress your children mostly.

Chocolate Christmas tree cake;

For those who really, really love chocolate, enjoy the Christmas with a Chocolate Christmas tree cake that you can’t resist eating it all . This type of cake can make the whole family involved. In making a Chocolate Christmas tree cake‎ that might be white or brown chocolate… both are amazing. The cake will look good no matter how you decorate it.This cake has a special and modern look when served on Christmas Eve. You’ll have fun with this Christmas Tree Cake decorating it or even while eating it.

Snowflake Christmas cake;

this type of cake is great for beginners it is simple. Basically it is covered with white color. The elegant snowflakes are made from white color but with sparkled edible glitter or pale blue icing. Many colors are used for a snowflake cake because the white base can blend with many. A snowflake may be ready made biscuits or any healthy edible decoration and are available in various sizes. You may use marzipan stars or top your cake with snowflake cookies or pieces snowflake or star-shaped cookie made of white fondant it is still awesome. Any Snowflake Christmas cake gives a classy and impressive look.

Christmas wreath cake;

A Christmas wreath cake is a unique and fun design for a Christmas. It is always a perfect‎ addition on any holiday table. It makes a beautiful Christmas centerpiece and the best part is that a Christmas wreath cake goes well with the festive season. The Christmas wreath cake can be made as a ring cake with a hole in the middle or an ordinary cake but decorated as a wreath shape; both are easy and perfect for any holiday party. Christmas wreath cake may be decorated with stamped holly leaves, ornament shapes, gingerbread men figures, and red cranberries for a simple, yet beautiful Christmas cake decorating idea.

Santa Claus Christmas Cake;

Coming up to Christmas and having Santa Claus in sight show your love for him by presenting him a cake with him on it. Santa Claus can be a flat decoration, where you cutout his face or any figure of Santa Claus on your fondant paste. Santa Claus face or figure will spread the Christmas cheer. He himself will be happy when he sees your presentation. Your kids too are guaranteed to be happy to see the awaited Santa on a Christmas cake. There are so many decorations and designs with Santa available. See what we have picked from bloggers and cookers.

Christmas cake in Pastels;

Any cake in Pastel colors is a wonderful creations. Pastel cakes are fun to do and favorite to do for Christmas decorating. Pastels colors are a rising trend and have its own appearance to other cakes. Pretty Christmas cake in Pastels‎ continues to be the chic color choice for the season decorating this year. Pastels are unique change from traditional ones. Add your own twist to make a new trend out of traditions.

Modern Christmas cake designs ;

if you are stocked of any ideas go for the modern designs. They are many you can choose from funny figures, your kids Christmas favorite charters, geometric designs with tidy lines and shapes, space creatures, or whatever you like. Basically any simple fondant covered cake or using marzipan, icing sugar, icing or glazing, depending on your created mind can easily be an awesome modern cake design‎. The basic fruit cake may be round Christmas cakes, square and rectangular or oblong Christmas cakes. A Christmas cake contemporary design has no limits it easily catches the eye and adds extra cheer. Modern Christmas cake designs‎ varies in shape and designs that can add an elegant touché to your party or table. The unusual Christmas cake designs with modern styling with nontraditional festive colors and figures will certainly change the mood on the Christmas Eve. Any Modern Christmas cake design is‎ a twist on a classic one.

Cakes in general are a great addition to any event, but at Christmas you need a certain amount of cheers to spread the spirit of the holiday Hope you look to these luxurious Christmas cakes that cannot be beaten for inspiration in the next coming days before you decorate your very own.
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Festive Edible Christmas Cake Decorations in Surrey

Blue Ribbons Sugarcraft CentreFollow Nov 14, 2014 · 3 min read

Why use non-edible decorations on your Christmas cupcakes when there are edible ones? Edible Christmas cake toppers are exactly what the name suggests — decorations sitting on top of cupcakes that can be eaten. They come in a sizable range of designs, tastes, shapes & colors. Other than the appeasing effect they have on the taste buds, they give a completed look to a cake. To make use of cupcake toppers, cover the cake in frosting & then put your chosen edible toppers on top. The frosting helps to hold them firmly onto the cake.

Edible cupcake toppers can be bought readymade or you can basically make them at home. Because sugar cubes may be tricky for you to shape, use royal icing to make these Edible Christmas Cake Decorations in Surrey. While the readymade ones are guaranteed to have a distinct taste, it is more fun making them yourself because you can experiment with different shapes, colors, even flavours. At the finish of the cake decoration exercise, you will also have moved a notch higher in your cake making expertise. Again, when you pick to make the toppers yourself, there is room to invent as lots of different shapes as you like.

Edible Christmas motifs are usually in the type of sugar cubes. When purchasing them from the store, they are going to be already bowed in to fancy shapes and colour. If making them yourself, you will have to shape them yourself. There is no limit to what shapes you can use but being Christmas, it is more realistic to stick to traditional Christmas shapes — you can never go wrong with figurines such as Santa Claus, snowmen, Christmas trees, bells and sweet canes. Use different colors, giving priority to the traditional Christmas colors red, green and white. The color effect is achieved using food colouring and is hand painted onto the motifs to make them come alive.

Edible gold glitter has got to be the most popular Edible Cake Decoration in Surrey. Do not forget to make use of some on your cupcakes. It will add a glitzy touch and make them look special. Other equally glamorous edible Christmas cake decorations are edible gold or silver balls and stars. Firm icing is used to make these. They are available in shops but if you trust your icing preparation skills, you can try them at home too. Get the strength of the icing right and you can cut your stars and balls basically.

The simplest edible Christmas toppers to make are sweet sprinkles. They are made from hard sugar & can be formed in to canes, berries, snowflake sprinkles & holly. Other edible Christmas motifs you can get for as tiny as $1.50 are mitten cupcake toppers, gingerbread boy cupcake toppers — complete with eyes, noses & buttons, Christmas trees, snowman, stockings, Poinsettia & mitten/snowflake winter hat-scarf-shaped cupcake toppers. A number of these come in dozens or sets of dozens, meaning a single order is to cover all of your cupcakes. Of work, in the event you have made a higher quantity of cupcakes, you will need to buy more toppers.

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Making your own Christmas cake is only half the fun – you also have to decide how to decorate it. Whether you like snowy-white royal icing with a marzipan layer, a more contemporary look, a family-friendly topping or something super-quick and easy, we have all the inspiration you need.

Read on to discover some of our favourite ways to decorate a traditional Christmas cake, plus find recipe inspiration for fruitcake and marzipan.

Midwinter candle cake

Cinnamon sticks add a simple but effective border to this botanical cake. Use a wreath of rosemary and bay leaves for winter green notes, then top with candles when serving. Beneath the foliage is classic icing and marzipan for a classic touch.

Midwinter candle cake recipe

Simple snow sparkle cake

This crunchy sugar topping is a quick, easy way to bring snowy glamour to the humble fruitcake. You’ll need white sugar cubes, preserving sugar and egg whites to achieve the look. Edible silver glitter, ribbon and shop-bought figures finish things off.

Simple snow sparkle cake recipe

Enchanted forest Christmas cake

This beautiful forest scene requires patience and a skilled hand, so it’s an ideal choice for baking enthusiasts looking for a showstopping centrepiece. The snowy finish is achieved with a meringue-style icing made with egg whites, liquid glucose, lemon juice and icing sugar. Pistachio paste gives the trees their green hue. Make you own by blitzing shelled pistachios in a food processor with egg yolk, ground nuts, sugar and almond extract.

Enchanted forest Christmas cake recipe

Sparkling bauble cake

If you like all things kitsch and colourful, this bright cake will fit the bill. Food colouring gel is the secret to the vivid finish, and craft tweezers help you to neatly set the edible silver balls.

Sparkling bauble cake recipe

Snowman cake

Kids will love this simple but effective snowman. The original recipe uses a sponge base, but the icing technique could be used to decorate a traditional fruitcake too. Children can help roll out the features and create the finishing touches.

Snowman cake recipe

Christmas wreath cake

If you want to make your fruitcake stretch further, try this idea: use a biscuit cutter to remove the centre of the cake for a festive wreath shape, then ice the removed centre to create a mini Christmas cake for gifting. The ‘wreath’ is brought to life with green royal and fondant icings.

Christmas wreath cake recipe

Sparkling snowfetti cake

Encourage children to help decorate this sprinkle-festooned cake in a classic colour combo. Kids can do the pouring while parents affix the sprinkles to the sides using a palette knife.

Sparkling snowfetti cake recipe

Rudolph Christmas cake

Budding sculptors will enjoy shaping these reindeer cake toppers. Perfectly smooth icing is the key to making this minimalist cake look picture-perfect. Achieve icing success by watching our video guide to topping a round fruitcake.

Rudolph cake recipe

Crunchy nut topping

Swap traditional icing and marzipan for a crunchy, caramelised nut topping. Combine golden syrup, whole and flaked nuts and spoon the mixture over your fruitcake for a florentine-style effect.

Crunchy nut cake decoration recipe

Golden amaretti Christmas cake

The gilded finish may give this cake a luxe look, but it’s actually super-easy to achieve. Use edible gold spray to cover the icing and smooth royal icing to drip over the top of the cake. Amaretti biscuits bring out the marzipan flavours and provide plenty of texture.

Golden amaretti Christmas cake recipe

Fruitcake with apricot butter icing

If you’re not a fan of traditional icing, buttercream can be a light way to finish off your cake. This one is flecked with apricot jam and easy to make and apply, so it’s a good last-minute option if you need to quickly decorate your cake. We’ve also added a holly sprig for colour.

Fruitcake with butter icing recipe

How to decorate a Christmas cake: video guides

Watch and learn how to finish off a cake in style with our video guides. We have step-by-step advice on basic icing and marzipan application, plus colourful decoration ideas.

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Christmas cake recipes

If you need ideas for how to make the cake itself, these Christmas cake recipes will do the trick – most use the faithful dried-fruit-and-booze combination, but we’ve also included lighter sponge cake options. Our make-and-mature Christmas cake is the most popular on the site, with thousands clicking on it every year.

Make your own marzipan

If you’re really committed and want to top your cake with a classic double layer, you could also try making your own marzipan. Choose from zesty orange or easy vanilla marzipan, then watch our video guide on how to apply marzipan to a cake to help you achieve smooth perfection.

How to ice a cake perfectly

Covering your cake in a blanket of bright white icing will ensure whatever decorations you add will be showcased perfectly. Watch our video guide to icing a round fruitcake and find handy tips on achieving a seamless finish, including kneading your icing to make it more pliable and rolling pin techniques.

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I did a thing, people. I made a 3D Christmas tree cake! Never before have I strayed from making a regular shaped cake, and I’m so glad I tried it because it was a jolly good time. Although it seems like there would be cake carving involved, there isn’t – all you need for this design is a handful of circular cake layers in increasingly smaller sizes, some green buttercream, your favorite piping tip, and of course, plenty of pretty holiday sprinkles for decorating!

This sprinkle mix by SprinklePop is called Fahoo Fores and the name alone sold me. I’m a huge fan of all things Whoville, and when I saw the actual colors and shapes involved I almost squealed! It features all the Grinchy colors like neon pinks and greens, aquas and reds, plus some teeny tiny (shiny!) gelatin Christmas trees. Perfect for adorning festive holiday cakes, cookies, cupcakes, and whoopies! Ok, I’ll stop with the rhyming because I’m no Dr. Seuss but it was tempting to write this entire post that way. Nerd alert!

It all starts with a 12 x 18 inch sheet cake in whatever flavor you’d like. If you’ve got circular cake cutters to use, all the power to you! I don’t, so I printed out some circular templates on paper and cut out the layers out by hand. Every size you need is specified below. Then, stack those layers, frost them to create a cone-like shape, pipe on the leafy details, and sprinkle away! It’s really that simple.

You Will Need:

  • A baked 12 x 18 inch sheet cake
  • Circular cake cutters or printed templates for 7”, 6”, 5”, 4”, 3.5”, 3”, and 2” circles
  • 8 inch cardboard cake circle
  • 2.5 batches vanilla buttercream (or other light colored buttercream) tinted green
  • Angled icing spatula
  • Wilton tip 4B
  • Piping bags
  • 8oz bottle of Fahoo Fores sprinkles (or other favorite Holiday mix)
  • ½ inch star made out of gumpaste or fondant

Step 1: Cut Out The Cake Layers

Use circular cake cutters to cut out cake circles that are 7”, 6”, 5”, 4”, 3.5”, 3”, and 2”. If you’re like me and you don’t have all those cake cutters, you can print out circles that are sized to the above dimensions, then use a paring knife to carefully cut those circles out of your sheet cake.

Step 2: Stack The Cake Layers

Put a swipe of buttercream onto your cardboard cake circle and place your largest cake layer on top of it. Frost a thin layer of buttercream filling on top before adding the next largest cake layer.

Repeat stacking the increasingly smaller cake layers until you’ve placed the smallest layer on top.

Step 3: Crumb Coat The Cake

Place the green buttercream into a piping bag and snip off a ½ inch opening. Pipe over the outside of the cake to cover all the gaps.

Next, use your angled icing spatula to smooth over the buttercream and shape it into a cone. When you’re finished shaping the cake, place it into the refrigerator for 20 minutes to let it firm up before moving on to the next step.

Step 4: Pipe The Cake

While the Christmas tree cake is chilling, prepare a piping bag by fitting it with Wilton Tip 4B (or other favorite piping tip for the finish) and pipe to cover the entire cake.

Step 5: Decorate With Sprinkles

This part is the most fun, because just like decorating a real Christmas tree, you can place these Fahoo Fores sprinkles to look like ornaments!

Place all of the larger spherical sprinkles around the tree by hand, then sprinkle the jimmies and gelatin Christmas trees all over it. Top it with a fondant or gumpaste star and marvel at your super easy (yet complicated looking) 3D Christmas tree!

I hope you’re having the happiest Holiday season and baking all the things! If you’re ready to venture out into oddly shaped cakes, this is the perfect project for you. Let me know if you make it by tagging me on Instagram – I love to see what you’re working on!

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This moist, fluffy, and delicious Christmas tree cake has vanilla layers enrobed in creamy, vanilla buttercream, covered with beautiful Christmas trees that turn this cake into a dreamy winter wonderland.

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If you saw my Christmas Tree Cupcakes you know where I got the inspiration for this cake. I cut up a few ice cream cones and used them as the base for various sized pine trees on the side and top of my cake. Little dollops of green buttercream and a dusting of powdered sugar complete the snowy winter scene.

The real star of this dessert is the cake itself! So pillowy soft and delicious. I made mine with “plain” vanilla but you could add in some peppermint extract, orange blossom water, lemon zest or whatever else you love to make this cake your own!

Pro Tips for an Amazing Christmas Tree Cake

  • If you’re not using 6-inch pans, double the recipe for 8-inch pans or triple the recipe for 9-inch pans.
  • You can substitute whole milk yogurt for the sour cream if desired, I do it all the time and can’t really tell the difference.
  • To get FLAT layers that are moist inside and out try using cake strips! You can buy a set on the shop page or make your own from foil and paper towels at home. I made a whole blog post on it so check it out if you’re interested!
  • To pipe the two-tone frosting you fill one bag (1/2 way full) with white frosting, one bag with green frosting and then put both bags in a third piping bag. No need for a tip, just snip about an inch off each bag.
  • I like to give a really good dusting of powdered sugar “snow” to the trees for some added realism and depth.
  • If you don’t have a #30 tip then try any small to medium star or leaf tip to pipe the tree.
  • The trees can also look cute with little sugar or fondant ornaments and presents, too! I actually applied white ornaments to one tree with tweezers. It looked good but they kind of got lost in the snow. SO not worth the effort, for me at least. Hope you enjoy!!

Cake decorating to be a bit intimidating then check out my How to Decorate a Cake post, it has lots of helpful tips and a full how to video.

How to Make a Christmas Tree Cake

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour 3 six inch cake pans. In a large bowl add the flour, leavening agents, salt and sugar. Whisk and set aside.

2. In a medium bowl add the egg whites, sour cream, milk, vanilla and butter. Mix until combined but don’t worry if you see little clumps.

3. Add the wet mixture to the dry. Whisk batter together until smooth. Don’t over beat it though, you’re really just mixing until combined.

4. To make the buttercream beat the room temperature butter until light and fluffy. Add the confectioners sugar, vanilla, and cream. Mix and add the food coloring.For the frosting; Cream the butter, add the sugar, then mix on high. Add the milk a tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached. Divide the frosting into a two batches. Add green food coloring to one batch, mix until combined then transfer to a piping bag. add some white buttercream to another piping bag then place both in a third fitted with a large round tip. Once you have your two-tone piping bag filled you’re ready, pipe and stack your layers.

5. Pipe the two-toned buttercream onto the first layer, add the second layer and repeat then cover the cake in white buttercream.

6. Smooth out the buttercream on your cake using a bench scraper. Grab an angled cake spatula to smooth out the top and edges.

7. Use a sharp serrated knife to cut the ice cream cones, you’ll want some shorter ones for the top and a bunch of halved cones of various heights for the side. It’s fine to have a rough edge but it can be easier to cut them if briefly you dip the cones in water.

8. Press the halved cones onto the side of the cake, staggering the tall and short ones for some visual interest.

9. Use a number 30 tip to pipe star-shaped dollops onto the surface of the cone beginning at the bottom and working to the top.

10. For the cones on top of your cake; go ahead and pipe those dollops on before placing them on your cake. You can save the “tippy top dollop” for after they are placed on the top of the cake.

11. When the trees are frosted, arrange them on the top of the cake, then go ahead and pipe that last dollop at the top of the cone.

12. Last, but not least, sift confectioners’ sugar onto the top of the cake and all on those trees and it’s ready to serve!

If you’ve tried this Christmas cake recipe then don’t forget leave a rating and let me know how you got on in the comments below, I love hearing from you!

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Christmas Tree Cake

A delicious vanilla Christmas tree cake with creamy, dreamy vanilla buttercream, covered with beautiful Christmas trees that turn this cake into a winter wonderland. Course Dessert Cuisine American Prep Time 40 minutes Cook Time 35 minutes Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes Servings 8 slices Calories 330kcal Author John Kanell


For the Cake

  • 1 2/3 cups all purpose flour 213g
  • 1 cup granulated sugar 200g
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda 1g
  • 1 tsp baking powder 3g
  • 1/4 tsp salt 1g, heaping, optional
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter 176g, room temperature
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup sour cream 120g
  • 1 tbsp vanilla 15mL
  • 1/2 cup whole milk 120mL
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract, optional 2.5mL

For the Buttercream

  • 1.5 lb confectioners sugar 680g
  • 1 lb unsalted butter 454g
  • 1-2 tbsp heavy whipping cream If needed for consistency
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 5mL
  • 5 drops green food coloring for the trees

For the Assembly

  • 12 ice cream cones


For the cake

  • Butter and flour three 6-inch pans. I use damp cake strips on my pans for more even baking as well. Preheat oven to 340F.
  • Sift the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, beat the wet ingredients together.
  • Add the wet to the dry and mix until combined. Divide the mixture evenly into the cake pans. I like to use a kitchen scale to measure for even layers.
  • Bake for 30 -35 minutes or until the centers are set and springy.
  • Let the layers cool in the pans for about 4 minutes, then dump each layer out onto a cooling rack.

For the Frosting

  • Cream the butter. Add the sugar and mix on high. Add the vanilla and salt. You can also add milk a tablespoon at a time to get a smoother consistency if needed.
  • Divide the buttercream into two batches. For the colored batch, add the green food coloring, mix until combined.
  • For the Christmas trees on the side of your cake, use a serrated knife to cut the ice cream cones into different sizes. Once you have a variety of desired sizes, carefully cut them in half.
  • Use a number 30 tip to pipe star-shaped dollops onto the surface of the cone beginning at the bottom and working to the top. Place the cones that have been cut in half on around the side of your cake before piping.
  • When all of your trees have been piped and placed, sift confectioners’ sugar onto the top of the cake and it’s ready to serve!


  • If you’re not using 6-inch pans, double the recipe for 8-inch pans or triple the recipe for 9-inch pans.
  • You can substitute whole milk yogurt for the sour cream if desired, I do it all the time and can’t really tell the difference.
  • To get FLAT layers that are moist inside and out try using cake strips! You can buy a set online or make your own from foil and paper towels at home. I made a whole blog post on it so check it out if you’re interested!
  • To pipe the two-tone frosting you fill one bag (1/2 way full) with white frosting, one bag with green frosting and then put both bags in a third piping bag. No need for a tip, just snip about an inch off each bag.
  • I like to give a really good dusting of powdered sugar “snow” to the trees for some added realism and depth.
  • If you don’t have a #30 tip then try any small to medium star or leaf tip to pipe the tree.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 250mg | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 0.7mg