Christmas cake with Rudolph decorations on a cake stand with a slice missing, next to pine cones

Christmas cake decoration recipes

19 Recipes

Decorating your Christmas fruitcake or sponge? We've got you covered with plenty of festive ideas, from edible snowmen and gingerbread trees to decorative stars.

Nancy’s Rudolph Christmas cake

5

(4 ratings)

Nancy Birtwhistle's last-minute Christmas cake is packed with fruit and festive spices, then iced and decorated with three edible reindeer...
  • 3 hours and 15 mins
  • More effort

Enchanted forest Christmas cake

5

(1 rating)

A stunning cake that uses the 'boiling method' to plump up dried fruit. Decorate with pistachio paste trees and swirles of fluffy icing
  • 5 hours and 15 mins
  • More effort

Star sparkle cake

4.75

(4 ratings)

A super-simple yet effective Christmas cake decoration, especially if you want a modern looking cake
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Rocky robin cake

4.444445

(9 ratings)

Get creative with your Christmas cake icing - these robins are super cute and really easy to model
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • More effort

Stacked star cake

5

(2 ratings)

Turn a plain cake into a stunning centre piece. You need a steady hand so save the sherry for after the tricky balancing act!
  • 40 mins
  • More effort

Snowman cake

5

(3 ratings)

Get in the seasonal spirit with this stunning snowman cake. It will be a hit with the whole family and kids will love getting involved with the decorating
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Gingerbread star tree

0

(0 ratings)

Make this stunning gingerbread Christmas tree as a standalone treat, or as a decoration for a festive cake, such as our pure gold Christmas drip cake
  • 43 mins
  • Easy

Snowman in the garden cake

4.833335

(6 ratings)

Surprise the kids with something irresistible, or get them involved - either way, they'll love this magical cake.
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • A challenge

Shimmering forest cake

4.75

(4 ratings)

Get the kids to help create this winter wonderland - just make sure you have enough Smarties to nibble on!
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Frosty forest cake

4.666665

(3 ratings)

You can make this Christmas cake right at the last minute. The decorating makes a fun holiday project for the kids
  • 4 hours and 15 mins
  • More effort

Snow-topped holly cakes

4.88889

(18 ratings)

This square Christmas cake is cut into two loaf-shaped cakes, so you can give one to a friend
  • 2 hours and 30 mins
  • Easy

Malted milk melting snowman cake

5

(3 ratings)

Everyone loves a white Christmas and this snowman cake conjures up that festive feeling. Kids can help decorate with buttons, icing and chocolate sticks
  • 2 hours and 25 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Sugar-dusted snowflake cake

0

(0 ratings)

Give your Christmas cake a stylish and professional finish this year with this sparkling decoration idea
  • 50 mins
  • More effort

Meringue kisses & icicles

0

(0 ratings)

Make meringue kisses and icicles to decorate a cake. The kisses look fabulous on our white chocolate, orange & cranberry Christmas cake
  • 2 hours and 20 mins
  • More effort

Gingerbread trees

4

(42 ratings)

Enjoy this recipe for golden gingerbread trees - make them to eat on their own, or to decorate your Christmas cake
  • 22 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Decorative stars

4.25

(4 ratings)

Leave the tinsel and bling for the Christmas tree and keep it simple with this tasteful finishing touch to your homemade cake
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Pure gold Christmas drip cake

2.4

(5 ratings)

Indulge family and friends this Christmas with our spiced sponge and gingerbread showstopper. It's the ultimate cake for the festive season...
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian
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