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700+ Homemade Holiday Cake Ideas and Special Occasion Cakes

Holiday cake ideas are a wonderful opportunity for cake bakers to share their cake decorating skills with family and friends. It can get hectic trying to bake and decorate at the same time as regular holiday preparations. However, one look at this section, and you will agree that making holiday cakes are definitely worth it!

Halloween cakes are so much fun to peruse. The creativity is incredible! Scare your loved ones with amazing spooky graveyard and creepy skull cakes.  Check out Thanksgiving themes where cakes are decorated in gorgeous Fall colors. Christmas cakes will put you in a festive mood. Celebrate with a New Year’s Eve and Mardi Gras cakes. Take in the beautiful pastel Easter egg cakes.

In addition, you will find cakes here to commemorate special occasions. Most of them include wedding, anniversary, and retirement cakes. There are also bridal shower, baptism and christening cakes. You will even find a divorce cake!

Whatever you are celebrating, make it unforgettable with one of these holiday cake ideas.


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Coolest Christmas Snow Globe Cake!

Christmas Cake

This Christmas snow globe cake was made for a family dinner.

  • It was a 3-layer 8 inch vanilla cake with white chocolate ganache filling.
  • I iced the cake in buttercream, covered it in red fondant, amd embellished it in white fondant snowflakes.
  • The snow globe was created with a glass bowl from the Dollar Store.

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Dearest Mummy Halloween Cake

Mummy cake

I made this cake for my husband’s birthday. He is almost a Halloween baby, so I decided to surprise him with this little fellow. It is a ‘wine cake’ that you have to baby sit for a week by dripping sweet wine daily. The batter contains dry fruits and nuts, similar to a fruit cake, but tastes very different. The base was baked on an aluminum pan to give the coffin shape and the mummy was carved out of a bear molded cake. Read more »


Coolest Thanksgiving Turkey Cake

Coolest Thanksgiving Turkey Cake - Holiday Cakes

My name is Celeste and I am a hobby baker. I made this turkey cake for my husband’s work Thanksgiving  Party (Dept. of Veterans…, D.C.).

To make the cake I used chocolate cake (because that’s what my husband requested) and I used two 11 inch round cakes, both 2 inches high. Read more »