18 Christmas cake decorating ideas

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

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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. 

Find out more about the class over on Craftsy

 

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

Christmas cake decoration ideas

Winter birch Christmas cake | The Cake Girls

 

Glittering snowflake cake 

Christmas cake decoration ideas

Glittering snowflake cake | Good To Know

 

Traditional bow Christmas cake

Christmas cake decoration ideas

Traditional bow Christmas cake | Hobbycraft

 

Ugly Christmas sweater cake

Christmas cake decoration ideas

Ugly Christmas sweater Christmas cake | Sprinkle Bakes

 

Candy cane crunch Christmas cake

Christmas cake decoration ideas

Candy cane crunch Christmas cake | A Beautiful Plate

 

Simple Christmas tree cake

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Simple Christmas tree cake | Janice

 

Nativity cake 

Christmas cake decoration ideas

A simple idea for a nativity cake from Irina Salazar

 

Candied pretzel Christmas cake

Christmas cake decoration ideas

Candied pretzel Christmas cake | Country Living

 

Coffee frosting non-traditional cardamon cake

Christmas cake decoration ideas

Coffee frosting non-traditional cardamon cake | The Vanilla Bean Blog

 

Santa Claus shaped cake

Christmas cake decoration ideas

A fab santa cake from Blummy’s bakery 

 

Chocolate pinecone decorated Christmas cake

Christmas cake decoration ideas

Chocolate pinecone decorated Christmas cake | Oh Nuts!

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Festive drip cake with candy canes and gingerbread men

Christmas cake decoration ideas

Festive drip cake with candy canes and gingerbread men | Afternoon Crumbs

 

Berry wreath Christmas cake 

Christmas cake decoration ideas

Berry wreath Christmas cake | BBC Good Food

 

Polar bear Christmas cake

Christmas cake decoration ideas

Polar bear Christmas cake | Sainsbury’s Magazine

 

Gingerbread tree Christmas cake

Christmas cake decoration ideas

Gingerbread tree Christmas cake | Super Golden Bakes

 

Reindeer Christmas cake

Christmas cake decoration ideas

Reindeer Christmas cake | HobbyCraft

 

Candied cranberries soft gingerbread Christmas cake

Christmas cake decoration ideas

Candied cranberries soft gingerbread Christmas cake | Call Me Cupcake

 

Rustic Christmas cake

Christmas cake decoration ideas

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

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

 

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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

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Hello, I'm Luci, Editor of Mums Make Lists. MML is full of creative tips I’ve put together to bring calm and balance to the lives of busy mums and their families.

10 thoughts on “18 Christmas cake decorating ideas”

  1. Those cakes are absolutely gorgeous! I absolutely loved looking at each and every one of them. Noe I have to find the one most fitting a person with no decoration skills what so ever! 😉
    #PoCoLo

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