Thursday 5th December 2013
You’ve baked, fed, covered in marzipan and iced your Christmas cake, but how to decorate it? Santa scenes and snowmen make for beautiful Christmas cake decorations, and making adorable themed Christmas models is always fun, but we’ve selected some of the most unique alternative Christmas cake themes to inspire your seasonal sugar paste and frosting endeavours.
Elegant, simple and making fabulous use of non-traditional Christmas colours, this deep purple cake, with a simple cut out Christmas night motif is a beautiful alternative to candy striped colours. Designed and made by Leeds based talent, Donna Makes Cakes, enhance with lustre dusts and shimmer sprays for a sparkly seasonal finish.
Not every Christmas cake has to be a fruit cake, nor wrapped in sugar paste. This sugar shimmer sprinkled frosting covered cake is a unique imagining from Sweetapolita, one of our favourite baking bloggers from across the pond. Peppermint flavoured and topped with a festive decoration, we love the holly berry adornment, easily crafted from fondant icing and make glittery with edible sparkle.
Tis the party season, bakers and cake decorators, so why not go all out with a party theme, this simple to make Disco Ball Cake, complete with flower and modelling paste snowflakes and a vibrant duck egg icing, would brighten up any tinsel festooned Christmas table. A spritz of shimmer spray will make the Christmas party complete.
Renshaw favourite, The Pink Whisk, is right in the thick of her traditional twelve days of Christmas, and on the first day, she gave us this classically themed snowflake cake, complete with silver pearl trails. Simple to create and make seasonal with a host of ready to roll icing colours, this cake is perfect for slicing up and sharing with friends and family.
Chocolate orange, gingerbread and nutty almond flavours often get overlooked in favour of the traditional Christmas fruit cake, which is why we adore this plum jam sandwiched cake from stateside blogger Sprinkle Bakes. Smothered in frosting and decorated with a sugared plum, you could easily recreate using coloured marzipan fruits, which would pair perfectly with the plum favours.
The vintage trend marches on, and is a classy way to adorn your Christmas cake to make a real feature of your festive bakes. Easily achieved using moulds and gold lustre dust, it’s a theme that works over several tiers of cake, making it the perfect centrepiece for your Christmas table. Our Lace Cake is almost too pretty to cut into.