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

Christmas cake decoration 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.

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Icing and decorating a Christmas cake may take time but this sweet snowy scene will be a hit with kids

2 hrs
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Nancy Birtwhistle's last-minute Christmas cake is packed with fruit and festive spices, then iced and decorated with three edible reindeer

3 hrs and 15 mins
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A stunning cake that uses the 'boiling method' to plump up dried fruit. Decorate with pistachio paste trees and swirles of fluffy icing

5 hrs and 15 mins
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A super-simple yet effective Christmas cake decoration, especially if you want a modern looking cake

30 mins
Easy
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Get creative with your Christmas cake icing - these robins are super cute and really easy to model

1 hr and 10 mins
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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
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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 hr and 30 mins
Easy
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This fun and festive cake is popular with kids and adults alike

30 mins
Easy
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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
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Surprise the kids with something irresistible, or get them involved - either way, they'll love this magical cake.

1 hr and 30 mins
A challenge
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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

30 mins
Easy
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You can make this Christmas cake right at the last minute. The decorating makes a fun holiday project for the kids

4 hrs and 15 mins
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19 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

This square Christmas cake is cut into two loaf-shaped cakes, so you can give one to a friend

2 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
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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 hrs and 25 mins
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Give your Christmas cake a stylish and professional finish this year with this sparkling decoration idea

50 mins
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Make meringue kisses and icicles to decorate a cake. The kisses look fabulous on our white chocolate, orange…

2 hrs and 20 mins
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Enjoy this recipe for golden gingerbread trees - make them to eat on their own, or to decorate your Christmas cake

22 mins
Easy
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4 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
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Indulge family and friends this Christmas with our spiced sponge and gingerbread showstopper. It's the ultimate cake for the festive season 

1 hr and 30 mins
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