40 Christmas Cake Decoration Ideas To Dazzle You

Cake is the quintessential food that we never fail to make during the holidays. But presenting a traditional Christmas fruitcake year after year can get a bit monotonous. So why not come out of your comfort zone and create a beautiful, out of the box cake? Yes, we know that baking the cake isn’t as intimidating as decorating it. And to help you get on it, we’ve got some extraordinary Christmas cake decoration ideas for you. Stay tuned!

40 Christmas Cake Decoration Ideas To Dazzle You

  1. Christmas Wreath Cake:

We’re kicking off the list with this extremely gorgeous Christmas wreath cake decorated beautifully with baubles and ornaments. And do you know what’s the best part? You can lift the wreath off the cake and use it again next year, or for any purpose.

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  1. Olaf Cake:

 

This Olaf cake is totally out the world. The bottom tier, with all the frills in ombre color and the top layer, is covered with smooth fondant. The highlight is the cute Olaf sitting quietly on top of the cake.

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  1. Marzipan Snowflake Christmas Cake:

 

If you’re feeling too lazy to make the icing, you can place a layer of marzipan over the cake and glue the snowflakes on it by stamping out marzipan stars using a cutter. To make the edges neater, use a blowtorch and don’t forget to sprinkle some edible glitter on it.

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  1. Chocolate Christmas Tree Cake:

This one, again, doesn’t require icing on the sides. You just have to create a rippled snow effect on top of the cake using royal icing. And put on the chocolate shaped Christmas trees on it when the icing is still soft. If you want, you can even put a layer of marzipan on the cake.

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  1. Penguins And Polar Bear Cake:

 

It may seem intimidating to some, but this penguin and polar bear cake is really easy to make. Kids, especially, would have a great time modeling these characters with fondants. We totally love the snowy effect made on the cake using icing.

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  1. Penguin Cake:

 

Here’s another pretty penguin cake ideal for biggies. It’s a beautiful North Pole scene made using brightly colored fondant. The wrapped parcels pretty Christmas tree and cute little penguin are a perfect addition to this cake.

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  1. Reindeer Cake:

 

Instead of making a traditional fruit cake, you can try your hands at making this fun looking reindeer cake. This cake has a cute Rudolf face and is slathered with chocolate, which means kids are definitely going to love it.

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  1. Blue Velvet Coconut Torte:

 

How about having a blue Christmas this year? Won’t it look unique and fresh? And just a slice of it will take away all of your Holiday stress. The decoration is also looking very pretty with white star cutouts.

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  1. Peppermint Crunch Coconut Christmas Cake and Cake Truffles:

This peppermint cake screams Christmas. The combination of peppermint and coconut is simply out of the world. And since it’s loaded with peppermint, you’ll feel a crunch in every bite. The ribbon decoration is looking very cute.

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  1. Silent Night Christmas Cake:

 

Give a beautiful and dreamy wintry scene to your cake by following the methods given on the link. The cake itself looks very beautiful, with the blue and white background. The tiny little huts with tinier windows look very pretty emitting golden light.

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  1. Forêt Noire:

Give your Christmas table a French flair with this Foret Noire, a modern take on the black forest cake. The sponge contains mocha and mayonnaise, which gives it a delicious taste and the topping of delicate macaroons is heavenly.

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  1. Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cake:

 

We just can’t get our eyes off this beautiful cake. The base is fudge brownie, which supports layers of chocolate, vanilla and raspberry mousse. The cake is then drizzled with melted chocolate and topped with fresh raspberries and chocolate flakes.

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  1. Gingerbread Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting:

 

This gingerbread cake with cream cheese frosting looks absolutely divine and tastes heavenly. To give this cake a wintry touch, top it with frozen cranberries, pine leaves, and pine cones.

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  1. Sparkling Cranberry White Chocolate Cake:

 

This holiday cake, filled with cranberries, bursts with fruit flavor. The tartness of cranberries pairs very well with the white chocolate frosting. Give your cake a frosty effect by piling sugared cranberries on it.

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  1. Driving-Home-For-Christmas Cake:

 

How about going for this driving-home-for-Christmas cake? You don’t even have to make a car out of fondant. Just get the car from your nearby store and put it on the cake. However, ensure that you place edible trees on the edges.

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  1. Chocolate Peppermint Holiday Cake:

Christmas Cake Decoration Ideas

Peppermint and chocolate are a match made in heaven, which you’re sure to feel in this chocolate peppermint holiday cake. The pink frosting looks very pretty against the chocolate base and the meringue kisses look adorable on top.

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  1. Ugly Christmas Sweater Cake:

Christmas Cake Decoration Ideas

This cake is anything but ‘ugly’. Just look at how meticulously it has been decorated. You need to be a pro at baking to make this cake. So think hard before going ahead.

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  1. Pine Tree Cake:

 

Christmas Cake Decoration Ideas

What do you think about this pretty and sweet forest on top of the white cake? These pine trees are basically edible tree toppers, which you can create in different colors and sizes to make an impressive display.

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  1. Candied Pretzel Cake:

If you’re a fan of both sweet and salty, go for this delicious cake that delivers the best of both the world. We totally love how the pretzels are used for decorating the cake, especially the blue and white combination.

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  1. Use Tree Topper For Christmas Tree:

Christmas Cake Decoration Ideas

How pretty is this white and wonderful cake? Simply perfect for white Christmas, right? You can make the star effect on the icing using the star pattern rolling pin. The quirky cake topper, which is basically the ‘Let’s Party’ sign can even be reused for your future parties.

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  1. Gingerbread House Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting:

Christmas Cake Decoration Ideas

This gingerbread house cake is simply too cute to be described in words. The cake is pretty simple, but the gingerbread house topper is giving it a festive finish. Before making this cake, please purchase a mini village gingerbread kit.

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  1. Winter Wonderland:

 

Here’s another stunning winter wonderland cake, the only difference is that it’s colorful, instead of being just green. The cake is coated with shredded coconut and has a chocolate base, which is further reinforcing the winter wonderland theme.

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  1. Pinecone Cake:

Christmas Cake Decoration Ideas

 

If you’re giving a rustic makeover to your house, you must have the cake that reinforces the theme too. This delicious chocolate cake is given a rustic look by placing pinecones made out of almonds and pine leaves on it.

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  1. Top It With Loads Of Candy Canes:

 

Christmas Cake Decoration Ideas

This is probably the best cake for you to let your kids decorate. Just hand them colorful candy canes and let them decorate. Your guests will be surprised to see the red and white marbling inside.

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  1. The Yule-Log Layer Cake:

Christmas Cake Decoration Ideas

 

This is such a fresh take from the regular yule log cake we get to see year after year. The cake has a delicious chestnut layer cake and is topped and decorated on sides with fondant mushrooms. Everything depends on finishing here.

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  1. Tumbling Santa:

Christmas Cake Decoration Ideas

 

These tumbling Santas would make fun and of course festive topper for your Christmas cake. They’ll make your cake look incredibly adorable and would make an instant decoration as well. All the Santas are in different poses, so you can place it anywhere you like.

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  1. Mini Christmas Cakes:

If you’re planning to send your relative a packet of homemade Christmas cakes, this recipe would be perfect for you. These tiny cakes topped with whiskey icing and have the fruitcake base. We loved the decoration of this cake too!

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  1. Chocolate Cranberry Mini Christmas Cakes:

Christmas Cake Decoration Ideas

 

If you don’t want to make traditional fruit cake, you can try your hands making this gorgeous looking chocolate cranberry Christmas mini cakes. What more? It’s vegan, nut-free and gluten-free, so there’s no room for complaining here.

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  1. Tree Shaped Brownie Torte:

Christmas Cake Decoration Ideas

 

A tree-shaped brownie torte would make a more than fitting dessert for your Christmas table. The cake is first made using a fudge brownie mix and then decorated with frosting, icing, and candies, which are giving it a pretty look.

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  1. Jam-Filled Cake with Chocolate Glaze:

Christmas Cake Decoration Ideas

How about putting a crown of jam puffs glazed with chocolate on a decadent chocolate cake? It is sure to make a sight to behold. But Martha Stewart says that the cake is equally delicious without the cream puffs, so you must try it at least once.

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  1. Layered Peppermint Icebox Cake:

Christmas Cake Decoration Ideas

Believe it or not, but you need just four ingredients to make this impressive, holiday-friendly cake. The best part about this cake is that you can make it way ahead of time. And instead of roses, you can decorate it with candy canes.

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  1. Christmas Tree Ruffle Cake:

 

This is one of the most unique and pretty Christmas cake decoration ideas we have come across. The blogger has worked pretty Christmas tree into her ruffle icing. And there’s a surprise inside the cake too!

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  1. Nativity Cake:

Christmas Cake Decoration Ideas

If you’re adept at fondant making, we’d strongly advise you to make this pretty looking nativity cake in green, blue and gold. The fondant figurines of Joseph, Jesus, and Mother Mary are made perfectly here.

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  1. Pretty White Cake:

Christmas Cake Decoration Ideas

Here’s another perfect cake you can try making once you’ve mastered the art of cutting straight edges from the fondant icing. Only then you’ll realize that this cake is very easy to make.

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  1. Orange Spice Cake with White Chocolate Poinsettia Topper:

Believe you me, the poinsettia of the top is totally edible. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, this realistic poinsettia is made out of white chocolate and arranged beautifully on a pretty white cake.

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  1. Cute Christmas Cake:

Christmas Cake Decoration Ideas

How adorable is this Christmas cake? It’s traditional and thoroughly detailed. Don’t get intimidated seeing the figurines. Veena Art of Cake has given a detailed tutorial to help you make it.

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  1. Chocolate Cake With Snowy Meringue:

 

Create a winter wonderland on your table itself by emulating this beautiful cake. The base is chocolate ganache cake topped with smooth meringue layered as snow. Complete it by topping it with pine tree shaped candles.

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  1. Zuccotto:

Christmas Cake Decoration Ideas

 

An Italian Christmas table is incomplete without Zuccotto, the classic Tuscan dessert. The cake is basically a dome-shaped sponge cake filled with whipped cream, toasted hazelnuts, fresh berries and toffee bits. The cake is then covered with chocolate ganache and then crème anglaise.

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  1. Decorate With Bottle Brush Trees:

 

Christmas Cake Decoration Ideas

This is perhaps the easiest Christmas cake decoration ideas in our opinion. You can get a white cake from the market and decorate with bottle brush trees of either the same or different colors.

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  1. Raspberry Fudge Torte:

This delicious cake or torte will impress anyone who lays their eyes on it. And the torte recipe is also quite easy as you can make it with just a simple cake mix.

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Now that you’ve gone through all the Christmas cake decoration ideas, we’re confident that you must no less than a cake pro. We’ve included links to all these Christmas cake decorations, so just ensure you follow each step given. We would love to know your favorite Christmas cake decorations too. Share with us by commenting below.

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