Frosted Christmas Cake – Cake Decorating Tutorial
A Frosted Christmas Cake for a beautiful Christmas theme wedding with white Christmas trees, frosted snow effect. The sleigh and the snow capped mountains. All made in fondant. Here’s a simple and easy tutorial.
It’s actually a very easy cake as you can see. Of course I am using a double barrel cake but you can use a single 8″ cake tier for the bottom too. I thought I’d share with you how I made my Christmas Trees on the top of this cake.
The bottom is obviously a double barrel cake which means it’s two 8 inch cake stacked together. We have discussed in details what are double barrel cakes and how to make them. And a six inch single tier cake on top
- The bottom cake is my Classic Vanilla Cake recipe with Swiss Meringue Buttercream and
- The top is my simple moist chocolate cake recipe with dark Chocolate Ganache
You can use any of the many cake recipes I have here on the blog.
How to make Gum Paste Christmas Trees
Here you can see below I used these Christmas Tree cutters, If you don’t have a cutter u can get templates on line or you can even make simple long triangles. Trust me they will look good.
Make enough so you can place some on the top and some on the cake as well.
For the top – Two cut outs will make one Christmas Tree. All you do is dampen one with water. Place a cocktail stick or spaghetti and then place the second one on top. These have to be dried flat over night.
Once dried – brush them with some Luster Dust diluted with either clear alcohol or lemon extract.
While the Luster dusts was still wet – I sprinkled on some Rainbow dust to give it that Sparkle look.
A note on Rainbow Dusts and Luster Dust: Many of these are non toxic but still non edible and so they need to be removed from the cake before you serve the cake.
The Reindeer and the Carriage.
I just got some pictures from Google that I liked and cut them out on fondant. I did add a bit of CMC or Tylose to my fondant so it was a bit firmer to handle. Also use a new exact-o knife for clean edges. Then dust them the same way we did the Christmas Trees above.
Now for the Mountains
It’s really easy and simple – just rolling out strips of fondant and cutting them out like waves. No templates just a clean pizza wheel and go in a swirly motion. Place them on the cake with a dab of water. I gave them a light brush with the luster to kinda highlight them out.
How to make the Frosted look on the cake. Well, here’s where I forgot to take a picture. The frosted look is basically just Royal Icing in a bowl. You want a thin consistency. Then take a clean new soft sponge. Dab it in the royal icing, then dab it on the cake. Just dab dab dab….
Lastly I just dusted the cake with some powder sugar.
Again the more random you do this the better it will look.
Lastly, the border on the bottom cake is just three holly leaves cut with a plunger cutter and three small tiny white balls.
Once all the elements were on the cake. I brushed the trees, reindeer and carriage with a bit of silver. Not too thick. In this case I used only one thin coat but you can see that it helps bring out the elements on the cake.
The white on white while it looks great in reality it may not show up much in photography. Unless of course you get a photographer to click it for you. These are just my pictures.
And that’s it.. That’s my Frosted Christmas Cake.
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