Monday, December 20, 2010

Quick and Beautiful Christmas Cakes

Ok, folks. Christmas is quickly approaching. If you've thought about bringing a festive cake to your family celebration, you better get baking soon!

But you don't have to spend hours and hours on a cake for it to look gorgeous, elegant, and Christmas-y!

Make a cake that looks like a gift!

Here's one I did for my friend Nikki's office holiday party:

buttercream gift cake blue bow
It's a simple buttercream-iced cake with a fondant bow. You could slap that together in a couple of hours, right?!

Here's a close-up of the bow and the gift tag:

buttercream gift cake blue bow
Next up, here's a display cake I made for the showroom. It's covered with fondant and airbrushed gold. Again, the bow is made out of fondant.

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Here's a similar concept, where the cake was covered in white fondant and topped with a big loopy gift bow. Here, you have to have a little more time because each of those loops has to completely dry before you can assemble the bow.

buttercream gift cake red bow
And, if you're feeling particularly ambitious or you're trying to feed a small army, here's some inspiration for you:

blue white gift cake bow
That's 4 cakes covered in white fondant and decorated with blue fondant box tops, ribbons, and bows.

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Will you be making a cake for your get-together this week?


NM said...

:) Super Awesome. Everyone loved the cake at work!!!!

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