Can you hear the bells of Christmas ringing from afar? The holidays are fast approaching so you’d better start preparing for your cake shopping. Take a look at these cakes that you can bring to your holiday feast.
Cakes That Usually Make It Into The Holiday Table
- Fruitcake. This traditional delight is usually made with honey, candied fruit, cinnamon, nuts, ginger, and nutmeg. Common types of the cake include English fruit cake, German Stollen cake, Italian Panettone, and Twelfth Night.
- Gingerbread. Popular during the Christmas season, it comes in many shapes like the candy cane, Christmas tree, and snowmen.
- Christmas log or Buche de Noel. This French sponge cake for Christmas is rolled to look like a Yule log then filled before being covered with frosting, meringue, whipped cream, custard, or jam.
- Decorated cakes. A feast not just for the taste buds but also for the eyes, these are non-traditional cakes in different flavors that make room for creative themes perfect for the holidays.
If you want to go for a more modern and personalized take, you can also try some of the decoration ideas below.
Spice Up Your Christmas Cake With Decoration Ideas to Bring Cheer and Warmth During the Holidays
- Christmas presents. Design Christmas cakes with presents shaped from gum paste. Use different colors to form cubes. Slice thin and multi-colored strips then place on the cube in a criss cross pattern. With some gum glue, you can also create a small bow on top of these presents. Add a few candles as further decorations.
- Chocolate snowflake. Melt some white chocolate and use a cake decorating #4 tip to create snowflakes. Let them stay in the freezer for about 5 minutes before placing flat or standing on the cake.
- Christmas holly. You can simply bake or buy a plain white cake and then decorate it. You will use a holly leaf cutter and a gum paste. Gum paste should be colored dark green before rolled out and sliced into thin holly leaves. Group the holly by three leaves and use a crumpled aluminum foil to give them a natural look. Then, tint some more gum paste but this time with red color. You also need to roll three small balls. Spray some confectioner lacquer once the decorations become dry. Arrange leaves and attach the berries before placing them on either one part or entire edge of your Christmas cake.
These are just a few of the cakes and ideas that you can bring to your celebration this Christmas. You can go traditional or opt for a modern take depending on your preferences.
Deck your Christmas cakes with these decoration ideas and listen to your family and guests sing fa-la-la-la-la-la-la love it!