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Festive and fruity cakes.

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  • Malted milk melting snowman cake

    Malted milk melting snowman cake

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.4 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

  • Super-simple fruitcake on stand

    Easy fruitcake

    A star rating of 3.3 out of 5.16 ratings

    This easy fruit cake by one of our younger readers, Bree Hamilton, is simple, uses storecupboard ingredients and is perfect for a quick winter pick-me-up

  • Jamaican ginger beer & pineapple bundt cake 2016

    Jamaican ginger beer & pineapple bundt cake

    A star rating of 2.4 out of 5.3 ratings

    This sticky ginger cake has a fantastic open texture, ready to absorb the molasses glaze. Serve as an alternative to Christmas cake or warm with cream

  • Let-it-glow Christmas cake

    Let-it-glow Christmas cake

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Try this snowy icing to jazz up a classic Christmas cake, then top with paper doilies and add LED tea lights for an extra special touch

  • Classic iced holly cake

    Classic iced holly cake

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.2 ratings

    This is the perfect decoration for your Christmas fruitcake if you're unsure of your piping skills - this pretty and easy icing is sure to impress

  • Suits-all Christmas cake

    Suits-all Christmas cake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.7 ratings

    Give the classic Christmas fruitcake a makeover with cinnamon, rose, orange blossom and tropical mango for a fruity and fragrant cake

  • Glitz & glam bauble fancies

    Glitz & glam bauble fancies

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Easily turn a classic fruitcake into cute personalised gifts or place markers for Christmas lunch with fondant icing and cocktail

  • Panettone

    Panettone

    A star rating of 3.1 out of 5.25 ratings

    Prove your baking skills this Christmas with a fluffy, lighter-than-air classic Italian sweetbread, packed with festive flavours and candied fruit

  • Nancy’s Rudolph Christmas cake

    Nancy’s Rudolph Christmas cake

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.5 ratings

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

  • Chocolate meringue Mont Blanc cake

    Chocolate meringue Mont Blanc cake

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.3 ratings

    This towering cake has layers of chocolate sponge, meringue and chestnut cream - a stunning centrepiece for a festive dinner party

  • Chocolate orange & cranberry red velvet bombe

    Chocolate orange & cranberry red velvet bombe

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.9 ratings

    This stunning festive dessert makes a great alternative to Christmas pudding, with a hidden cream cheese and cranberry filling

  • Gingerbread Bûche de Noël

    Gingerbread Bûche de Noël

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.8 ratings

    Give the classic chocolate Bûche a makeover with festive flavours of ginger, cinnamon, treacle and golden syrup and creamy butter icing

  • Snowman friends cake decoration

    Snowman friends cake decoration

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

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

  • Apricot & almond fruitcake

    Apricot & almond fruit cake

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.9 ratings

    This bake is lighter than the traditional rich fruitcake and is a blank canvas to ice and decorate as you wish

  • Crunchy nut cake decoration

    Crunchy nut cake decoration

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    This easy almond cake topping makes for a beautiful golden decoration suitable for any special occasion fruitcake

  • Bûche de Noël

    Bûche de Noël

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.22 ratings

    Paul Hollywood's sumptuous chocolate, raspberry and cream sponge falls somewhere between a Yule log and Swiss roll. Add a drop of Drambuie for a cheeky adult twist

  • Jessica’s magical Christmas cake with party items surrounding it

    Jessica's magical Christmas cake

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Dazzle guests with this fab cake. Designed by eight-year-old Jessica Whitlow in our magical Christmas cake competition, it features three flavoured sponges

  • Sugar-dusted snowflake cake

    Sugar-dusted snowflake cake

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Give your Christmas cake a stylish and professional finish this year with this sparkling decoration idea

  • Easy wreath cake

    Easy wreath cake

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.1 rating

    Make your Christmas cake extra special this year with this easy and speedy decoration

  • Rocky robin cake

    Rocky robin cake

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.10 ratings

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

  • Reindeer cupcakes

    Reindeer cupcakes

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Kids will love making these cute Christmas cupcakes from Planet Cake

  • Gingerbread man party cake

    Gingerbread man party cake

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Follow our step-by-step guide to icing a fruitcake with white fondant and marzipan, then decorate with smiling gingerbread men and cute candy canes

  • Chocolate fruitcake

    Chocolate fruitcake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.26 ratings

    If anyone in your family isn't keen on traditional fruitcake, this might be the compromise you've been looking for

  • Snow-topped holly cakes

    Snow-topped holly cakes

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.20 ratings

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

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