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Sweet and Simple Christmas Cakes – three Christmas cake decorating ideas for any type of baker.
So many Christmas cake ideas, so little time… but, I’m getting in as many as I can! Today, I’m sharing three sweet and simple Christmas-inspired cake decorating ideas, all of which will also be shared on Wilton’s social media pages.
Holly Berry Cake
First up, my Holly Berry Cake. As you know, I don’t typically use fondant on my cakes. However, I like to make exceptions for small decor items like I did with my Halloween Cat Cake and this easy-to-make Holly Berry Cake.
Because I never plan to eat any of the fondant, I always get pre-made fondant. I really loved this crimson red color by Wilton. It comes in a small, airtight container and is all set to go from the minute you open it. I just spent a couple minutes swirling these little berries in my hands and then attached them to the cake with toothpicks. I also used Wilton’s number 124 tip to create the leaves with my classic vanilla buttercream.
Here’s a quick look at how this cake came together.
Inspired by my Rainbow Cake I created for St. Patrick’s Day, I used a similar piping method and designed Evergreen Trees for this next cake. And per usual, I used my favorite Wilton tip, the 1M. To create some dimension in the leaves, I used several colors from Wilton’s Color Right Food Coloring System.
For the trunks, I used chocolate. Piped buttercream would also work great. Here’s another video to show you just how easy this look is to achieve.
For my third cake, I kept it super simple. I combined dark green, light green, and red jimmies in my buttercream and simply applied the buttercream like I would any other cake. After smoothing the sides and finishing the top, I used the Wilton 1M tip to pipe ruffles around the top and bottom.
So simple, yet so festive!
Can’t wait to see you create these!
For more Christmas Ideas, you can also check out Wilton’s page HERE.