Put us on a Lazy Susan and spin it because it’s time for holiday cakes! Christmas cakes and treats are one of the best parts of the season. Actually, they’re the only good part of the holidays. Who needs family, friends, gifts, and pleasant conversation? We’re only in it for the cake. Now, we kid, but cake is best when it’s shared (even though you might not want to do so). So, what cakes are you wanting to devour with your family this year?
We decided to take a look at some impressive bakes to help us get a better understand of what’s trending this year as well as classic desserts that have been given twist. This year has been nuts, so take a moment and have achieve nirvana by ogling the culinary confections we all love, Christmas cakes!
Naughty or Nice?
A chocolate peppermint cake is just what you need. This smooth cake is bedazzled with a wreath on the front that encourages you to take stock of the year and your behavior. This bake wants you to know that it’s okay to just do your best.
All We Want for Christmas Is You
Wow! This elegant cone-shaped beauty is a work of art. The person who created this marvel shared that the design is based on retro Christmas tree decorations. We love it. The icing here has been applied using the Lambeth piping method which is a signature of the finest bakers in London and across the UK.
Now We Need a Snowflake Bundt
Who knew that all you needed to make your most beloved spice cake truly shine is to bake it in a bundt pan that is shaped like a snowflake? A dusting of powdered sugar is all this baby needs to stop the show.
Wrapping Paper Cake
You can’t go wrong with a chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream icing. Here’s proof. This gloriously magical bake is studded with object that evoke the holiday season. The decorations are meant to look like wrapping paper and we think this baker nailed it.
Fit for Whoville
It’s totally acceptable to lean into your weirder inclinations. We find a Christmas cake here with a color palette that doesn’t scream red and green. In addition to the beautiful icing on display, you’ll also find airy meringues plastered to the side of this dreamy bake.
Come Through, Rudolph!
We’re all about this trend that transforms cakes into reindeer! This beauty is outfitted with a red nose so you know it’s the king of the deer, Rudolph. A very shiny nose, indeed.
Santa Would Be Impressed
Do you want to give Santa is milk and cookies in cake form? This brown sugar and coconut milk chocolate chip cake should do the trick. How smart are the little chocolate chips used to decorate? Yes, please.
A Kiss from A Sugar Plum Fairy
Have you ever had the pleasure of seeing what this baker described as a Sugar Plum Fairy cake? It’s a lightly spiced cake filled with Swiss meringue buttercream and apricot preserves. Purple is now a Christmas color.
Ginger on Ginger on Ginger
We love the drip icing effect even if it’s become a staple at this point. It never fails to delight. The cake itself is a ginger sponge lightly iced with vanilla frosting and a chocolate drip. Yes, we would like a slice of cake that brings all the best parts of a gingerbread into cake form.
Pastel Candy Cane
Have yourself a very pink Christmas with the soft color subbed in for red in a traditional candy cane stripe. Everything about this cake’s decoration is subtle from the color choices to the shapes, there are no hard edges or strict lines. However, it still looks incredibly tidy. We’re into it.
You Like Icing?
We want to meet the wizard who managed to frost this cake with some of the most intricate work we’ve ever seen. Poinsettias are the main takeaway here and we did not know we needed to see them on cake until we witnessed this masterpiece.
We Want to Eat This Tree
Here’s another tree-shaped cake that has been decorated with icing colored in vibrant color. The baker who shared this image described the creation as a “rainbow swirly sprinkle cake.” We’re totally onboard.
Mulled Wine Cake to Mull Over
We’ve seen several cakes that are joyfully busy so we thought we’d take a moment to meditate on this peaceful, unfussy cake. It’s a “dark and [fudge-y] mulled wine chocolate cake, filled with my [favorite] damson and orange jam. Top pped with cream cheese frosting,” the baker shared. Sign us up!
Happy Hanukkah! This amazingly blue cake has a distinctive drip of white icing and a subtle menorah design that looks so peaceful. We don’t care if this cake turns our mouths blue! It looks so marvelous!
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Pretty in Pink
We can’t seem to get enough pastel this holiday season. It just might be the trend of the holidays in 2020. Someone put a lot of love into decorating this work of art. They’ve adorned the cake with meringue bobbles, gingerbread men, and coconut balls. Oh, and plenty of sprinkles! We’ve never wanted to cut into anything more!
There you go! 15 wonderfully decorated holiday cakes that make this season so bright and delicious. What are you planning on baking for those you love most?
Andrew is a Chicago-based writer who enjoys finding the best of the internet, obsessively making lists, and cooking for friends. After studying Film and Art History, he developed a deep love for both topics. Celebrity news, pop culture, and stories that bring people together are his passions.
- 1 Naughty or Nice?
- 2 All We Want for Christmas Is You
- 3 Now We Need a Snowflake Bundt
- 4 Wrapping Paper Cake
- 5 Fit for Whoville
- 6 Come Through, Rudolph!
- 7 Santa Would Be Impressed
- 8 A Kiss from A Sugar Plum Fairy
- 9 Ginger on Ginger on Ginger
- 10 Pastel Candy Cane
- 11 You Like Icing?
- 12 We Want to Eat This Tree
- 13 Mulled Wine Cake to Mull Over
- 14 Dramatic Blue
- 15 Pretty in Pink
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