I made this north pole cake for my husband’s work. He works for a fence rental company. The cake is a 9×13 butter cake iced in white buttercream and sprinkled with white cake sparkles.

A few days in advance I piped the fence out of black royal icing using a fence pattern I found on the Wilton website (under “Pattern Locator”). The fence is 4 separate panels which I constructed by pushing them into the icing on the cake and piping buttercream at the bases of both sides for extra support. Once they were on the cake I also piped royal icing where each panel joined.

The trees are sugar cones covered in green royal icing using a star tip, and sprinkled with icing sugar and candy pearls.

The snowman, Santa, sleigh and reindeer are sugar cookies iced with royal icing. The bells on the reindeer are gold candy pearls. I “glued” lollipop sticks on the backs of the cookies with royal icing so I could stand them up on the cake.

I used my husband’s business card as the sign – I just added to the slogan!

Nobody ate it for two days as they didn’t want to wreck it and it was in the company newsletter.