Classic Christmas Cakes

classic christmas cake decorating christmas giftbox cake by Made With Love Cakes

When it comes to christmas cake decorating, classic designs such as festive gift box cakes are firm favourites. Pamela McCaffrey of  Made With Love Cakes‘ enduringly elegant style is represented perfectly in her stylish christmas present box cake above. (See last week’s Rustic Christmas Cakes & Winter Berry Cakes feature for PetalSweet’s brilliant mistletoe tutorial).

Red and white polka dots with a big, showy bow make the gift box cake design below another christmas classic from Moma -Sweeter With Sugar, Sweden.

gift box christmas cake by Sweeter With Sugar, Sweden

The Wilton gift box cake (below left) opts for a seasonal silver bow with red and white and you’ll find Wilton’s tutorial for this cake here: christmas gift box cake tutorial. The design below right is beautifully wrapped in a thin layer of fondant recreating perfectly the natural crease of the wrapping paper for a fabulous authentic look (image via Pinterest).

christmas gift box fondant cake with bow by Wilton left, via Pinterest right

Cakes by Krishanthi bring their wonderful couture touch to their classic christmas cake below with sugarcrafted pine cones and berries in the traditional red and white colours of the festive season and holly leaves adding texture and a subtle pattern to the bottom tier.

classic christmas cake decorating with pine cones by Cakes by Krishanthi

A tradtional Italian pannetone christmas cake is dressed up with sugar scrolls and expertly crafted sugar ponsettia flowers in a beautiful presentation by Alessandra Frissoni Cakes. For a brilliant poinsettia tutorial, check out Bobbie’s Baking Blog here.

italian pannetone cake christmas sweet table by Alessandra Frissoni Cakes

Another stunning ponsettia cake this time by Eileen Fry Cakes below, featuring a stylish sugarcrafted christmas floral & foliage arrangement.

ponsettia christmas cake by Eileen Fry Cakes

A selection of beautifully decorated cupcakes featuring classic christmas motifs features below from the Creative Cake Academy, UK.

christmas cupcakes by The Creative Cake Academy

Hanging baubles, christmas roses and holly berries combine for a chic and classic christmas cake decorating idea below as featured in Cake Decoration Heaven magazine.

christmas cake decorating idea from Cake Heaven

The intricate technique of qulling has crossed over from papercraft to sugarcraft and is particularly useful for creating elaborate snowflake designs for christmas cake decorating. Check out Wilton’s tutorial for the quilled snowflake cake below and for more on quilling techniques see our earlier feature here: Quilled Cake Designs.

fondant snowflakes quilling tutorial Christmas cake via Wilton

A circular arrangement of green buttercream-swirled cupcakes dotted with sugar holly sprays makes an eyecatching christmas wreath display (below left), with a warming candlelit christmas cake design below right by Cake Central contributor, Lilo Taart, The Netherlands.

christmas cupcakes wreath left and christmas candle cake by Lilo Tart right

A delicate handpainted christmas tree design makes a beautifully elegant christmas cake decoration below by the Three Little Blackbirds Cakes.

classic christmas cake decoration by the Three Little Blackbirds Cakes

A superb christmas candyland dessert table features below (via Kara’s Party Ideas) in classic candy cane red and white stripes.

christmas dessert table, candyland christmas dessert table via Kara's Party Ideas

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