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Christmas Baking Inspiration ?

Thursday 29th November 2018

Tis the season for baking, so wether you are a skilled cake decorator or if this will be your first festive bake, we are here to provide the inspiration!

Don’t forget to tag and share your holiday bakes with us on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages, we love seeing your creations.


The Classic Gingerbread House


It wouldn’t be Christmas without a gingerbread house, so why not make your own and give our yummy recipe a try? If you’re feeling confident follow our Royal Icing Decorating Recipe Tutorial to create a frosty winter scene, great for showing off your piping skills. Place the finished design as a centre piece to a festive feast, or use as an edible decoration over the holiday season.

?Check out this gingerbread house created by Molly Robbins!

✨Decorating Tip –  Use your favourite sweets such as jellies, lollipops and chocolate buttons to decorate your gingerbread house!


Stippled Royal Icing Snow

An essential skill for your Christmas bakes, check out the video above to see how to achieve a snow scene using the stippling method with Royal Icing. For an icicle effect, add a drop of your favourite Rainbow Dust Blue ProGel Colour, and finish with a light sprinkling of Sugar Crystals for a Winter Wonderland themed cake.


Christmas Cake Toppers


If you’re new to cake decorating, these merry Polar Bear and Teddy Bear toppers are a great choice for adding to your bake. Made using simple shapes and tools, choose your favourite Ready to Roll Icing colours and get modelling. For extra Christmas sparkle and shine use Rainbow Dust Paint Metallics and Edible Glitters, to add the finishing touches to your characters.

?Check out this Polar Bear design by Zoe Hopkinson!

✨Decorating Tip –  Create different expressions on your characters by giving them eyebrows positioned in different places!


Chocoholic Christmas Cakes


Get your chocolate fix with these super easy bakes, perfect for the novice cake decorator! Our Christmas Tree Brownies made using Renshaw Ready To Roll Icing, are the ideal choice for an afternoon activity with the kids or a fun party treat. Or for a more indulgent treat choose our Chocolate and Marzipan Log recipe, delicious on its own or with your favourite ice-cream. If you’re still not satisfied… top you bake with Simply Create Pour Over Icing, available in 4 yummy flavours!


Christmas Pudding


Looking for something a little different for dessert? Try out our fun Christmas Pudding Pinata Recipe Tutorial, a great treat for your little elves. Alternatively keeping with the Christmas pudding theme, why not leave Santa our Festive Pudding Biscuit Pops this year, a great choice for parties and fun to make for the whole family.

?Check out this festive pudding by Georgie Godbold!

✨Decorating Tip – Check out Georgie Godbold’s Sugar Wobblie Characters, to create your own Christmas Scene!


Christmas Character Cupcakes


If it’s a simple bake you’re after, these super cute sprout and Reindeer cupcakes are quick and easy to recreate, making them the perfect edible gift for your friends and family! Plus they can be adapted to make a variety of Christmas veggie faces or animals, so you can create a whole cast of characters!


?Find more Christmas baking inspiration here.

?Looking for gift ideas? Visit our Renshaw Academy page to gift a cake class this year!

?Our new Simply Create range is now available at Booths and Co-Op.