Since our daughter was supposed to be born on Christmas day (she arrived Dec 8), my husband and I really wanted to do either a present or a Christmas tree. We finally decided on a tree made out of gingerbread cookies cut out with cookie cutters (two each of each size), and a simple vanilla cake with a whipped cream center as the "tree skirt".
I made the cookies beforehand (with the help of my daughter's Aunt Desi, as no matter how hard I tried I couldn't make them thin enough!), and the round cake, which I flattened by running a knife along the top of the pan before I removed it. I then frosted the round cake with simple white vanilla frosting.
We iced each individual cookie with green icing and started stacking! This was a slow process, as we were terrified of the tree falling! We finally got the whole thing put together (we didn't use toothpicks to hold it together. We relied on the icing, and we placed M&M's in the center of the cookies and along the edges (looked like ornaments) to help bolster up the cake).
My husband then went to work as the master decorator, and we had a beautiful result! The cookies were the hit of the party! All the kids had green mouths by the end of it (and most of their parents, too!). This is an easy cake to make, especially if you have some teamwork!
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I made an egg less condensed milk marble cake in a flower shaped cake pan. I made this cake for my daughters Christmas party at school. Since they were learning about the Christmas things i thought of putting everything on it, especially the stocking as that's all kids favorite! I iced the cake with butter cream icing and then froze it for a while for it to become a little stiff so it becomes easy to make it smooth with hot water and knife, and also to draw on it. with a toothpick I drew the stocking with presents i it, a candy, a bell, a reindeer's face, a Christmas tree and a decoration ball. i filled it with star nozzle and and also filled the background with white icing to give it an outstanding look. I loved what i created and hope you too liked it!
I decided to make this Christmas Tree Cake when I found the cake tin in my local kitchen supplies store. I made the cake from sponge the used green buttercream for the base. Then I covered it in smarties and edible silver balls, added some red icing for the garland using a ribbon tip. For the candy canes I used fondant icing, red and white. To create the stripes I cut strips of the red icing, layed it on top of the white and rolled it together. I then cut out the candy canes using a cutter.
I made presents from fondant too, just small blocks and used brown icing and a cutter to make the gingerbread man!
I had lots of fun making it and the kids at the party I made it for loved it!
I made this Frosty and Rudolph Christmas cake for my family's Christmas. Frosty is made out of rice krispie treats, frosted and covered in fondant, and Rudolph was made out of chocolate crackles, covered in melted chocolate then fondant.
Rudolph's antlers were made from toffee but because we had a hot Aussie summers day they melted and fell by the time we got around to taking a photo.
I cheated for the cake and bought an Xmas cake because I had already spent a lot of time on some gluten free Christmas baubles (got the idea from this site) as a present.
The photo isn't great it is only the second cake I have ever decorated and I think It could have been better but I was still pretty happy with the result.