Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year for baking, and I have been so excited to make this cake. I wanted to create a cake which really showed the spirit of Christmas and what better represents Christmas than a Christmas Tree. So in this weeks video tutorial I show you step by step how I made this Christmas Tree cake which stands at 12 inches tall. I had so much fun making this cake!

The cake itself is made from 3 – 6 inch vanilla sponge cakes stacked up to give a height of 5 inches. These were then carved into the bottom half of the tree. For the top of the cake I used Rice Crispy treats to make the cone. The reason for this was that rice crispy treats are alot easier to mush together into a point than trying to carve cake, and it adds less weight. I then filled and covered the whole cake in chocolate ganache.

For the branches I used 3 different sizes of peony cutters. These worked perfectly and once I had added some lines to the edges and through the middle they really started to look like Christmas tree branches. Now I will be honest, if you are thinking of making this cake it does take a little while to make all the branches. In total I made 90 split between the three sizes, but when I could see it all coming together it was totally worth the extra time. I especially loved how by drying the branches over some tissue paper to create a little bit of movement it allowed each row of branches just to come away from the tree and really give a nice shape.

Christmas Tree cake tutorial

The Tree was then covered in edible decorations, including these cute little mini baubles. One of my favourite effects was the snow on the cake board. For this I covered white icing with granulated sugar to look like little heaps of snow, and with the tree on top I loved how this looked.

Christmas Tree cake tutorial

In the video I show you exactly how I carved and moulded the cake, covered the cone in icing, created the board for it to sit on, added the branches and created all the edible decorations. I really hope you enjoy the video and find it useful if you are looking to make a centrepiece Christmas cake this year.

I have also put a link below to some of the tools I used throughout this video:

Peony Cutters (similar to the one I used):
Ball Tool:
PME Foam Pads:
Sugarflair Petal Dusts (Apple Green):
Modelling tools:
Edible glue:
Renshaw Emerald Green Icing:
Rolling Pin:
Plastic Smoothers:
Squires Kitchen Belissimo Flexi Smoothers:
Turn Table:

Also don’t for get to check out my other Christmas tutorials by visiting my Tutorials page!

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christmas tree cake