There’s a chill in the air, the halls are decked, and the scent of cinnamon wafts through the kitchen – Christmas is upon us.
Do you have a traditional way to decorate your Christmas cake or do you make a new daring choice every year? We’ve put together some inspiration for you to take a look at before your icing bag comes out…
The key to preparing the perfect Christmas Cake is to make it well in advance to allow ample time for the flavours to meld (...but you can easily spruce up one from the supermarket - nobody needs to know!).
A layer of marzipan under a sheet of Royal Icing. Classic.
Enhance your cake with edible decorations such as gold leaf or shimmering edible glitter. We think gold coins look particularly fun and will have little hands tempted to take one, or two… or three.
Top your cake with an iconic Christmas character, a miniature Santa, a friendly snowman or a nutcracker figurine would be rather fitting. Alternatively, place some lovely wooden decorations on top - such as this herd of deer. Why not dot around springs of rosemary to resemble a forrest?
We've also got some inspiration if you just aren’t that in to Christmas Cake and have prepared something else lovely… Perhaps a festive Bûche de Noël, Chocolate Brownies dusted with icing sugar snow with holly leaves on the side, or pile of star-topped Mince Pies?
Share your decorated Christmas Cakes with us over on Instagram... & don't forget to tag us: @emma_bridgewater #emmabridgewaterINSTAGRAM