HO HO HO! Santa is ready to climb down your chimneys once more! With the Christmas celebrations drawing nearer you would be thinking of different ways to treat the guests in a special way when they come around your place. From the bouquet of delicious treats that Christmas season brings, a Christmas cake is of the most importance. Many countries have their own traditional recipes for preparing a cake for Christmas and few go with the usual recipes and add in lots of fruits and nuts in the batter. Loads of cupcakes are also prepared to replace a single cake and add some more colors to the feast table.Whatever recipe you are using, you will always be in need of creative and easy ideas to decorate your home-made cake. I have mentioned many tips and tricks to help you make fabulously designed cake and cupcakes for your celebrations and I hope they help you out in making your holiday even more fun with your friends and family.
Christmas Cake & Cupcake Supplies & Ideas
Find some awesome ideas to have the perfect cake for Christmas. Make your Christmas celebrations merrier by having an amazing cake at table.
Christmas Cake Ideas
Decoration of a Christmas cake can be based on many themes. Santa Claus, Christmas trees, jingle bells, snow men are a few of the many themes which can be used. Creativity is not always messy. You can use lots of simple decorative ideas to make your cakes and cupcakes the center of everyone’s attention.
Featured below is a handbook which will help you out with fondant cake decorations. This book will provide you with everything you need to know to create traditional and one of a kind cake toppers regardless of experience. all you will need is a little fondant and some simple cake decorating tools.
Making a Snow Cake
Making a snow cake will be the easiest and most time saving technique for decorating a Christmas cake. After you have baked your cake, cover it with fondant or white icing and use a sharp knife edge to carve snowflakes into the icing. You can place some toy Christmas trees on top of it to make it look like a snowy ground. If you use a chocolate cake then the chocolate of the cake will give the look of dirt under the snow when it is cleared up. You can mold some snow men from the icing or fondant and place them on the cake for final touches.
Sprinkle some sparkling sugar on the top of the cake to give a frosted look.
Christmas wreath cake:
make a traditional Christmas cake
A Christmas wreath cake will be a fabulous center piece for your Christmas table. It will look simply amazing sitting there on the Christmas table waiting to be cut. For baking a wreath cake you can make use of the Christmas wreath cake pan featured here. After you have baked the cake, set it up on a plate and decorate it using different color of fondant and icing. Green, white and red will give the most traditional look to your cake. Make up some ribbons from red fondant and roll in some cherries for decorating the cake.
Christmas Tree Cake
A Christmas tree cake will also be a spectacular creation if you want to attempt it. Also it will be very easy to bake and decorate. Just mix up the batter and pour it in a tree shaped cake pan. Once baked, decorate with green fondant and brown icing as the trunk portion.
Use edible decorative lights, sprinkles, glitters and fondant ribbons to decorate your Christmas tree cake.
Snow Man Cake
You can also make a cake shaped like a snow man. It will be the easiest to decorate as you will only have to cover it with white icing or fondant and stick some M&M's for eyes and nose!
Decorative Sprinkles For Christmas Cakes and Cupcakes
Sprinkle these on top of your cake and cupcakes for a colorful look
|Wilton Snowflake Sprinkle Mix|
|Wilton 6 Color Christmas Sprinkle Mix|
|Holly Berries And Leaves Sprinkles/Quins|
Christmas Cupcake Ideas
Make cute little cupcakes with a traditional touch
Cupcakes are relatively easy to make and so much fun to decorate! The fun part comes when you can engage all your family and specially little ones in decorating the cupcakes with you.
You can generate a lot of ides to decorate your cupcakes on a Christmas theme. Some of the ideas are presented here.
Christmas Wreath Cake:
This one is the simplest of all decoration ideas. You just need a pack of red and green M&M's or any other chocolate candy. Put a layer of white icing on the cupcake and arrange the candies such that they look like a wreath. A circle of green candies with two red ones at the bottom are the usual style.
Cut out little snowflake patterns from sheet of fondant. cover the cupcake with ice blue fondant or icing and put the flake on top. You can also sprinkle some sparkling sugar on the cupcakes for a glistening effect.
More Ideas For Decoration
Making use of cute Christmas themed cupcake wrappers will ease out a lot of your work. Simple cupcakes wrapped in colorful wrappers will look fabulous on your dessert table.
A large variety of cupcake toppers are also available in markets now a days. Cupcake toppers make it very easy to decorate your cupcakes. I'v featured a variety of fabulous cupcake toppers here which you might like to use. you can always browse for more!
Another easy way is to get some jars of colorful sprinkles and push them in the icing of the cupcakes. Edible glitters are also widely used for decorating Christmas cupcakes.