Gorgeous Christmas cake decorating and baking ideas. Make buttercream pine cones, holly berries or meringue mushrooms for decorating your holiday cakes.
Step-by-step cake decorating and baking videos for you and links to other fantastic pages with basic and advanced fondant flowers and more. Say Hello to the Baby Buche, Delicious Buttercream Pine cone Cupcakes ! Frosted Fruit, Almond Pine cone Mini Cakes, and Royal Icing Snowflakes.
On this page I have tutorials plus links to other Christmas decorating pages for royal icing snowflakes, sugared fruit, Yule log, baby buche de noel, Christmas wedding cakes, Champagne roasted spiced pecans, English fruitcake, snowball cookies and more...
Merry Christmas Everyone! 2016 The Yule log cakes in the video are from my cake support group on Facebook. Learn more about how to join the group here.
I used these pretty snowflakes for the Igloo and Penguin cake in the video below and for many other cakes over the years. You can see another example of these on a Snowflake Wedding Cake
About Royal Icing ; This icing hardens quickly allowing you to pipe shapes onto waxed or parchment paper. Dry your shapes then peel them off to make 3 dimensional decorations. It has other uses too, such as decorating gingerbread houses and Christmas cookies. Link to the royal icing video and recipe page.
Le Cordon Bleu is where this SUPER easy technique came from. It's a life saver when looking for new ideas and cake decorating techniques.
This little cutie garner a lot of attention. When my clients first saw them they said "These are the cutest things we have ever seen" They really are adorable, but beware if you have to make loads of them. They are time consuming. If you have friends who like to bake along with you it would be a very fun project. Otherwise as long as you are not in a rush, they can be fun and are so worth all of the compliments you will receive. :-) Link to the tutorial.
If you have made buttercream roses than you will be able to make the pine cones easily. If not then follow the instructions and pictures or see the video for making a rose. It is on the techniques page.
This decoration is a great Christmas cake decorating idea and very beautiful on a Christmas wedding cake or a Yule log.
Link to the video on YouTube
Here is a video that I put together for you so you can see exactly how to make these lovely pine cone mini cakes. The ones in the video are almond orange with ganache and slivered almonds. You can use one of your favorite cake recipes or one of the many delicious ones on this website.
Link to the video on YouTube
Favorite Christmas cake decorating ideas that I use every year include all of the above plus gingerbread cookies and houses, meringue mushrooms. Another simple yet gorgeous decoration is the frosted fruit. They make for beautiful Christmas Cake decorating ideas on a holiday cake.
For years I have been giving these golden nuggets as Christmas gifts to family and friends. Use them in cakes, on cakes, as a snack, over ice cream, in cereal...well you get the idea :-)