Christmas cakes are not just a tasty holiday dish, but a notable decoration piece on your Christmas table. That is why a stunning decoration is a significant aspect of almost any Christmas cake. A variety of ideas, and designs, whether new or developed from classic trends, shows up every year.
Although not quite easy, many like to prepare their cakes themselves as a part of the celebration, while others go for ordering ready-made Christmas cakes. Also, many nations have their own traditions regarding Christmas cakes and pastries generally. A renowned example is mince pies that are quite popular in the UK. Pouted US lifestyle magazine brought you the following exceptional and mouthwatering Christmas cake decoration ideas for the X-mas.
1 Blue cake decorations
After selected to be the color of this year, blue has started to manifest in almost everything around us, and Christmas cake decoration is no exception. Being a popular winter and Christmas color emphasized the expectations that blue is going to make a notable presence in cake decorations. So, prepare yourself to see different shades of blue, from deep to light.
2 Unique stands
Forget about classic cake stands this Christmas, for stands tend towards unconventionality. Rustic Christmas decoration is a huge trend this holiday season. So, you could look for a shabby-looking wood stand. Geometric shapes, such as square and more complicated shapes like hexagon, are expected to go big too. A stunning example, presented by Hobbies and Crafts, is a wood base with a gold geometric frame ornamented with foliage. Hanging stands could make another fantastic idea for a Christmas cake stand, although it bears a wedding cake here.
3 Abstract decorations
Not quite common and, therefore, an abstract decoration will indeed make your Christmas cake stand out. Spend some time and look for a design you like and apply it with Christmas colors, including reds, greens, plum, golden yellow, etc. A fantastic example of the trend is for Sugar & Sparrow. We absolutely love the color combination, and the abstract feel the cake decoration has.
And in this case, mince pies are presented on a background decorated in an abstract sense, and it bears Christmas themes.
4 Classic topping, chocolate heart
Many like the classic look a white Christmas. It could be a bit confusing if you are one of them, yet chocolate is your favorite when it comes to the taste. Well, the answer is quite simple. Keep the topping decoration white with the Christmas ornaments you want, such as red fruits like berries and strawberries, and foliage, and go chocolate inside. Chocolate cakes with white icing also manifest the classic view of a road covered with ice, one that looks beautiful when viewing from inside your home, surrounded with warmth and Christmas decorations.
Foliage generally is such a fantastic Christmas cake decoration, as it is among the primary themes of the holiday. However, Hobbies and Crafts suggests paying attention to fern as a trend for Christmas. It is a graceful plant that would complement your cake perfectly.
6 Snowmen and penguins
Among lovable winter themes that many borrow for snowy Christmases decoration, are the snowman and penguin. Amazing cake decorations have been created using the two themes. They could turn any Christmas cake joyous and eye-catching, not only for children but adults too.
7 Metallic accents
Another cake decoration trend for the holiday season and this year is metallic accents, especially gold, silver, and copper. Look for an elegant design, add gold or silver accents, and your cake will rock Christmas eve. The metallic touch could also be the cake stand. This gold cake from Sugar & Sparrow is outstanding!
8 Santa and Rudolph
Talking about Christmas cake decorations without mentioning Santa and Rudolph is just not possible. Go for one of the two themes solely or mix them in one design. It is a perfect idea, especially for those who have kids. However, grownups need to go childish sometimes. And what time to do so better than Christmas!
9 Bear Christmas cake
This breathtaking Christmas cake decoration was created by Good to Know recipes website. The focal point of the amazing design is a white polar bear surrounded by ice chards. It seems complicated; however, Good to Know ensures the opposite.
Another wintery Christmas theme is snowflakes. It is a classic, timeless holiday cake decoration trend that witnesses new employments and designs every year. How could anyone get bored with ethereal snowflakes? We think that this Snowstorm design from Good Housekeeping is just exceptional! Another amazing one is that of Good to Know.
11 Swan cake
Swans are quite beautiful creatures. So, no wonder that shaping the Christmas cake into a swan would deliver such a fantastic result. The cake decoration is achieved with royal icing, gingerbread, meringue, and a bit of glitter. See the detailed recipe on Good to Know.
12 Snowy hill and cottages
It is a Christmas cake decoration that is surely made to impress. The cake surface is not even; part of it goes up, forming a hill-like shape. A thick layer of snow/icing covers the hill and valley. Two cottages surrounded with trees complete the charming, winter-wonderland theme. Here is its recipe, also from Good Housekeeping.
13 Red velvet Christmas cake
The combination of white icing and red core is just so Christmasy. Plus, its taste is no less than its look; it is mouthwatering! Good to Know decorated their red velvet cake with amazing Christmas trees of green and reddish hues.
14 Christmas wreaths and pinecones
Pinecones and wreaths, whether greeny or frozen, are primary Christmas themes. So, why not employ them in a Christmas cake decoration? It is simple, yet delivers quite elegant results. Plus, a variety of wreath decoration ideas and designs are available for you to select from.
15 Christmas tree and gifts
It is one statement Christmas cake decoration that could act as a centerpiece on your table. The design consists of a high, layered Christmas tree with different-sized gifts and snowmen scattered around it. The color set of the decoration, consisting of white, blue, gold, with black and orange accents, is quite eye-catchy. There are also many other tree decoration designs, for the Christmas tree is the holiday theme number one.
16 Black Forest
Last but not anyway least is the Black Forest decoration theme of Good Housekeeping. The combination of dark and white in it is flawless. It is a chocolate gateau with white filling and a combination of plain and white chocolate with which the stunning-shaped mushrooms and leaves are made.
These are a set of the best Christmas cake decoration ideas out there for the Xmas. Click here for more Christmas related topics. Have mouthwatering cakes on your tables! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!