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This is a roundup of some of the very best Christmas cake decorating ideas. There are some wonderful design ideas, inspiration and tutorials for using fondant, royal icing, buttercream and more.  


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22 Christmas cake decoration ideas

Who doesn’t love a beautifully decorated Christmas cake?!

Looking for inspiration for this year’s cake?

You’ve come to the right place. 

I’ve put together a bumper roundup of easy Christmas cake decorating ideas

The list includes various kinds of icing, there’s fondant, royal icing, butter icing and sifted icing sugar. 

I love a traditionally decorated cake, but I’ve also included ideas for Scandinavian inspired decorations, rustic ideas, animal themed, unusual and funny ideas and more. 


Well I hope this roundup has given you some great inspiration for decorating your Christmas cake this year. 

Don’t forget I’ve got a great recipe for a rich and fruity Christmas cake

There’s also plenty more Christmas inspiration and useful tips in the Christmas section and if you want to get your homemade Christmas on… then check out the Homemade Christmas section


I've loved putting together this roundup of 18 awesome Christmas cake decorating ideas. There is nothing lovelier than a beautifully decorated Christmas cake as the centrepiece to your Christmas table. I've rounded up ideas from reindeer and polar bear figures to traditional and rustic ways to decorate your Christmas cake this year #Christmas #Christmascake #Christmascakerecipe #Cake #Cakedecorating
Christmas cake decoration ideas
Christmas cake decoration ideas
Christmas cake decoration ideas

Leanne Rain

Tuesday 24th of December 2013

oh my WOW.... Those are beautiful, I really like the one with the little houses on. Not sure I could tuck into those cakes though, there too beautiful :) x

Cynthia Landrie

Saturday 21st of December 2013

This is a great group of ideas! The fudge ice cream cake looks especially delicious. Thank you for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next time.

cooking with curls

Tuesday 17th of December 2013

Wow, those are all so gorgeous!! I guess I should up my game and concentrate more on decorating! ;)

Christine Graves

Tuesday 17th of December 2013

OMG I almost licked the screen....I'm so gad I saw this just in time for the holidays...

Victoria Welton

Saturday 14th of December 2013

How wonderful - I want to go and make cakes now too! I love them all - I thought the tree in the ruffles was a really clever idea :) Thank you for linking to PoCoLo x