Have you ever tried to bake a cake at home and decorate it? If you have an oven at home, then baking may not be a difficult task at all. It only needs to follow the exact recipe steps and you can have a wonderful cake before you. But what about the decoration part? You might be thinking how impossible it is to get the perfect topping with rosettes that you see in magazines or television or even in a bakery display case. Creating a beautiful Christmas cake becomes a dream come true.
Everyone wants to bake cakes at home during the Christmas season that wows guests when it is served before them, but baking itself cannot do the magic, it is usually the decorating that does the trick. In this article we will share with you easy Christmas cake decorating ideas that are surprisingly easy and can make a really impressive centerpiece. The simple decorations show you how classic fondant icing can be taken to a next level by using simple techniques and decorate it easily that you will find in supermarkets. So let’s get started.
Enchanted forest: This stunning Christmas cake decorating idea uses Pistachio paste trees and swirls of fluffy icing. Swirl the icing thickly and tie a ribbon around the cake. Mix pistachio paste, green food color, lemon juice, and sugar in a bowl and knead a firm dough. Now using hands make pine trees and place them on a tray and let them dry. Using toothpicks, place the trees on the white icing to make a forest. Dust the trees with icing sugar to give a snowy look.
Sparkly bauble cake: This bright design is a modern way to decorate a traditional fruit cake that can be a show stopping centerpiece. Place marzipan on top of cake and its sides and then smooth it with your palms and trim with a knife. Using different shapes of cutters, press down on the marzipan to make teardrops or birds or trees. Now mix icing sugar with egg white and different colors and flood each shape with them and add colored balls to give a wonderful look.
Easy star decoration: This is a very simple yet interesting decoration idea. Make some buttercream frosting at home using a variety of colors. Use blue, pink, green colors. Now use a star decorating tip and completely cover the cake with stars.
Snowflakes chocolate cupcakes: If you have baked some cupcakes for your guests, then make them look wonderful with a little touch. Use baby blue icing on top and put melted white chocolate in an icing bag and draw snowflakes on parchment paper with the chocolate and put inside a freezer. Use the snowflakes to decorate the top and sprinkle some silver balls.
Snowman and friends: Decorating and icing your cake may take a lot of time, but this sweet snowy scene is simple and easy to make and will be a hit at your party. Cover it with marzipan and smooth the surface. Using marzipan balls to create a snowman and use a toothpick to join them together. Now use little brown food color to create the arms and push whole cloves into the snowman as buttons. Create a wooly hat with lump of icing trimmings and place them on the snowman’s head. Make two or three snowmen of different sizes and place them on top of the cake.
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