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 our gumpaste mistletoe tutorial and gumpaste holly tutorial here).
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.
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).
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.
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.
Another stunning ponsettia cake this time by Eileen Fry Cakes below, featuring a stylish sugarcrafted christmas floral & foliage arrangement.
A selection of beautifully decorated cupcakes featuring classic christmas motifs features below from the Creative Cake Academy, UK.
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. (You’ll find our gumpaste Christmas rose tutorial here.)
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 (no longer available) and for more on quilling techniques see our earlier feature here: Quilled Cake Designs.
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.
A delicate handpainted christmas tree design makes a beautifully elegant christmas cake decoration below 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.
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