This is a roundup of some of the very best Christmas cake decorating ideas. There are ideas, inspiration and tutorials for using fondant, royal icing, buttercream and more.
The BEST Christmas cake decorating 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.
If you’re yet to make your cake, hop over and grab a lovely light, rich and moist traditional fruit cake recipe here: Traditional Christmas cake recipe.
Take an online cake decorating course to brush up your skills
Lacking cake decorating skill?
What you need to do is what I did and take an online cake decorating class.
Don’t worry, the class I’ve found – and taken – is TOTALLY FREE!!!
It’s an online cake decorating class on Craftsy, which gives you all the basic skills you need for fondant icing.
Eye-candy time…. Christmas cake decoration inspiration
Now you know how to get the skill and confidence to decorate an awesome Christmas cake this year, it’s time to give you some inspiration.
18 Christmas cake decorating ideas
Winter birch Christmas cake
Winter birch Christmas cake | The Cake Girls
Glittering snowflake cake
Glittering snowflake cake | Good To Know
Traditional bow Christmas cake
Traditional bow Christmas cake | Hobbycraft
Ugly Christmas sweater cake
Ugly Christmas sweater Christmas cake | Sprinkle Bakes
Candy cane crunch Christmas cake
Candy cane crunch Christmas cake | A Beautiful Plate
Simple Christmas tree cake
Simple Christmas tree cake | Janice
A simple idea for a nativity cake from Irina Salazar
Candied pretzel Christmas cake
Candied pretzel Christmas cake | Country Living
Coffee frosting non-traditional cardamon cake
Coffee frosting non-traditional cardamon cake | The Vanilla Bean Blog
Santa Claus shaped cake
A fab santa cake from Blummy’s bakery
Chocolate pinecone decorated Christmas cake
Chocolate pinecone decorated Christmas cake | Oh Nuts!
Watch the roundup on video:
Festive drip cake with candy canes and gingerbread men
Festive drip cake with candy canes and gingerbread men | Afternoon Crumbs
Berry wreath Christmas cake
Berry wreath Christmas cake | BBC Good Food
Polar bear Christmas cake
Polar bear Christmas cake | Sainsbury’s Magazine
Gingerbread tree Christmas cake
Gingerbread tree Christmas cake | Super Golden Bakes
Reindeer Christmas cake
Reindeer Christmas cake | HobbyCraft
Candied cranberries soft gingerbread Christmas cake
Candied cranberries soft gingerbread Christmas cake | Call Me Cupcake
Rustic Christmas cake
Rustic Christmas cake | Domestic Gothess
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.
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