A friend of mine told me about her Christmas tradition of making a birthday cake for Jesus and since I am always looking for new reasons to make a cake I ran with it. This Christmas Present Cake is just two white almond cakes made in 9" square pans filled with chocolate ganache and covered in buttercream then MMF.
Using assorted sizes of circular cookie cutters I just went crazy and mixed and matched them out of the green and red MMF. The bow is also MMF of which I formed loops, allowed to dry for a few days on their sides and then assembled on the cake using red royal icing.
The kids absolutely loved it! And so, a new family tradition was formed for us too.
This Christmas snowflake cake is a traditional fruit cake that I covered in marzipan, but you could use any type of cake. I then dyed fondant icing a pale turquoise colour (to resemble a glacier look) and covered the cake with it.
I then brushed it with a moistened brush and dusted it with white polished sugar. A few days previously I made all the snowflakes using fondant icing and a plunger snowflake cutter. I left them to harden and then sprayed them with a pearl lustre spray.
I stuck silver balls on the larger ones with writing icing. I then arranged the snowflakes around the cake sticking them on with white writing icing. I was really pleased with how this cake turned out.
I used a buttercream frosted cake with fondant penguin figurines and trees etc. on this Christmas Penguins Cake. The igloo is the Wilton Ball cake pan and the ball cake is also frosted with buttercream. The pond is colored piping gel.