Reindeer Cakes

stag's head wedding cake by Dana Smyl left, Precious Pictures Photography via Style Me Pretty, reindeer cake right by Patricia Minish

As regular readers of Cake Geek & our Facebook page know, we’ve developed a slight obsession with deer themed cakes lately (if you missed it see our recent super cute Baby Deer Cakes feature). So we’ve decided to kick off our Christmas cake decorating coverage this year with, your guessed it…reindeer cakes!

The beautiful stag’s head wedding cake above is what’s largely responsible for our deer cake crush and was designed by Dana Smyl Event Florist left, (image by Precious Pictures Photography via Style Me Pretty). It has to be one of the most stylish rustic wedding cakes designs of the year, absolutely perfect for an autumn/winter woodland style wedding.

(For more deer antler inspired wedding cakes see our feature on Woodland Wedding Cakes Part 2 and also, Wildlife Inspired Wedding Cakes.)

On the right is, what we initially thought was a spectacular sculpted christmas reindeer cake, but turns out to be a lavish cake topper, one of the beautiful creations of by Patricia Minish Designs. Nonetheless, we think its a terrifc inspirational piece for cake designers sitting down to design an amazing christmas cake creation this Christmas.
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Stevi Auble of Hey There Cupcake has paired a winter-inspired plaid fabric pattern with a rustic stag’s head cake topper for a stylish winter wedding cake design right, featuring a seasonal arrangement of her signature wafer paper flowers (for more on Wafer Paper Flowers and Stevi’s Craftsy class, see our earlier feature here: Wafer Paper Flowers). Image credit: Captured by Aimee.

Peggy Porschen has designed the superbly elegant chocolate and gold christmas cake design below left in her enduringly elegant style. (You’ll find the receipe and decorating instructions for this cake in Peggy’s book, Boutique Baking – a must for every cake geek’s library). Image credit: Georgia Glynn Smith Photography.

Below right, the Cake Journal’s gingerbread christmas cookie tree is given an extra festive touch with a minature deer model. (See the Cake Journal here for the christmas tree tutorial).

reindeer christmas cakes by Peggy Porschen, Georgia Glynn Smith Photography left, Cake Journal right

Below are two on-trend ivory and gold wedding cakes with miniature deer models adding a subtle and stylish festive touch (image left via 100LayerCake and right via Pinterest).

deer wedding cakes via 100LayerCake left, via Pinterest right

The amazing deer wedding cake below was expertly handpainted for a beautiful autumn wedding by Cakes by Krishanthi, dressed with sugarcrafted berries and twigs.

deer wedding cake handpainted autumn cake by Cakes by Krishanthi

The natural world offers lots of inspiration for wedding themes with these simple deer wedding cake toppers from Candy Cake Weddings complimenting a pastel wedding colour palette.

deer wedding cake from Candy Cake Weddings

Below left, All Thyme Greatest’ graphic makes a perfect starting point if you want to create a deer silhouette stencil for your festive cake design.

On the right is one of the UK’s Choccywoccydoodah’s phenomenal works of chocolate art – an incredible stag’s head wedding cake for a magical wedding celebration.

stag's head wedding cake in chocolate by Choccywoccydoodah right, deer silhouette stencil by All Thyme Greatest

A miniature reindeer wanders between snowy chocolate pine cones below by Cupcakepedia, with a link to the pine cone tutorial here.

chocolate pine cone tutorial from cupcakepaedia

A perfectly white christmas cake with a hint of lustre and topped with a single white reindeer makes an elegant snow scene cake centrepiece for the holidays with two beautiful reindeer cakes below by Cupcake/Francisca Neves (as featured on the Little Big Company) and by Dimitriana Cakes, right.

reindeer cakes via Little Big Company winter wonderland party by Cupcake left,deer cake by Dimitriana Cakes right

Sugar Sweet Cakes & Treats’ magical christmas cake below is brought to life with a terrific reindeer train side design wrapped around the entire cake.

reindeer christmas cake by Sugar Sweets Cakes & Treats

The seasonal colours of red and white feature in the stylish collection of contemporary christmas cakes below by Little Miss Fairy Cakes (left) and via Blog Mega Selvita, right.

reindeer christmas cakes by Little Miss Fairy Cakes left, Blog Mega Selvita right


Learn how to craft reindeer antlers to adorn a beautiful woodland inspired wedding cake, as well as a seasonal winter wreath cake and the exquisite geode cake below in Rachel Teufle of Intricate Icing’s fabulous class on Craftsy, below. Find out more here: Naturally Elegant Cake Designs.

woodland wedding cake with antlers tutorial with Rachel Teufel

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Learn how to make the fabulous woodland themed cookies below plus lots more cookie designs on Craftsy with leading dessert designer, Autumn Carpenter.

The class covers cookie decorating essentials including flooding, run-outs, handpainting techniques, flocking, brush embroidery, ruffles and broderie anglaise and lots more, as well as cute packaging ideas. You’ll find all the details here: Designer Decorated Cookies with Autumn Carpenter.

woodland cookies tutorial by Autumn Carpenter on Craftsy