15 Stunning Christmas Cake Decoration Ideas You Need To Try

With thousands of Christmas cakes being sold in stores making your own seems like the last priority. However, don’t just admiring Christmas cake decorations made by the professionals, enjoy the fun and be creative in decorating your Christmas cake. Don’t worry about the cost and hassle. Here are the top 15 Christmas cake decoration ideas that are effortless and affordable. Fear not, as all the ideas we present are edible Christmas cake decorations. Keep in mind, most of the ingredients can be easily found in Giant Singapore, so feel free to search for these items through its online store.

1. White Snowflake Cake

Photo by: Cliff Johnson

Approx. Cost: $30 | Preparation Time: 2 hours

Covered in white marzipan and with snowflakes scattered on top of the icing cover, this is definitely one of the Christmas cake toppers that will bring out the winter wonderland in your house. The best thing is, it is easy to make and surprisingly affordable! Check out the full recipe from Delicious Magazine.

Ingredients: For the royal icing

  • 4 large egg whites
  • 900g icing sugar (sifted)
  • One and a half teaspoon of glycerine

For decorating

  • Ready-made white fondant icing
  • Snowflake-shaped cutters
  • Edible luster dust, glitter, and snowballs
  • 450g white marzipan
  • Icing sugar for dusting


  1. Pour some boiling water into the apricot jam and use a pastry brush to coat the whole cake using the jam.
  2. On a surface dusted with icing sugar, spread out the marzipan into a large circle (about 45cm in diameter).
  3. Lift the marzipan carefully to cover the cake, ensure the centre of the marzipan circle is positioned on the centre of the Christmas cake.
  4. Carefully even the marzipan over the cake and cut any excess around the base with a sharp knife.
  5. Leave the cake in a cool dry place for a day or two to dry out before icing.
  6. For icing, stir the egg whites and icing sugar gradually in a bowl until you get a thick dropping consistency. Use a whisk to beat the mixture until it starts to form peaks, then pour in the glycerine.
  7. Even the icing all around the cake using a palette knife. Then wet the clean knife in a jug of hot water and use it to further smoothen the surface.
  8. Stick edible snowball decorations around the base. (Note: Leave the icing to dry overnight before decorating.)
  9. Roll out fondant icing on an icing sugar-dusted surface and use snowflake cutters to cut different sizes and shapes of snowflakes.
  10. Wet the back of each with water and gently stick to the cake.
  11. Dust the cake with edible luster or glitter and finish with cake ribbon.

2. Star Cake

Photo by: paneperituoidenti

Approx. Cost: $25 | Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Without doubt, this star cake is just a start to many more Christmas cake fondant ideas and this cake can easily help you win the hearts of many children and friends this Christmas! Remember to select a cake base of your preferred flavour to elevate the taste. Get the full recipe from BBC Good Food.


  • Ready-made white fondant icing
  • Star shaped cutters
  • Edible gold luster dust


  1. Pour edible gold luster to cover white rolled icing and rub with fingertips to even the dust.
  2. Use star shaped cutters to cut out about 20 stars and leave overnight to dry.
  3. Arrange the stars nicely all around the iced cake.

3. Shooting Star Cake

Photo by: Amarantos Cake

Approx. Cost: $18 | Preparation Time: 45 minutes

An advanced step up from the previous star cake, shooting star cake will certainly wow your friends and family. Follow these directions and create one of your most remarkable and exclusive Christmas cake decoration ideas. Find the full recipe at BBC Good Food.


  • Blue fondant icing
  • White fondant icing
  • Star shaped cutters
  • Edible gold luster dust


  1. Cut out 20 small stars or more and one large star. Paint half the small stars and the large one with edible gold paint and set them aside to dry.
  2. Roll out the blue icing and cut out a rectangle about 40 cm length and 10cm width tapering into about 5cm width at the bottom end.
  3. Cut a ‘v’ shape in the end to create the end of a shooting star.
  4. Mold the rest of the blue icing into a flat circle and cut out a scroll shape. Make sure the end is the same size as the smaller end of the rectangular cut earlier.
  5. Stick the first icing scroll around the cake using water.
  6. Carefully lift the scroll shaped piece onto the cake and join the end of the rectangle and the scroll together with water.
  7. Brush the blue icing with a slightly damp brush to get rid of the icing sugar.
  8. Put a ball of leftover icing onto the top of the cake.
  9. Stick the small stars onto the blue icing and decorate the scrolls with dots of icing. Put the big star to the ball on top of the cake.

4. Classic Winter Fruit Cake

Photo by: Roman Hoertner

Approx. Cost: $26.50 | Preparation Time: 40 minutes

There is no other dessert like a classic winter fruit cake that can brighten the atmosphere of a winter festival. With nice white cream fudge and fruits on top, many café and dessert lovers surely can’t resist this type of Christmas fruit cake decoration ideas. Get the full recipe from BBC Good Food.



  1. Cover the grapes and holly leaves with a thin coating of egg white, then sprinkle with caster sugar. Set aside to dry.
  2. Sift the icing sugar into a large bowl.
  3. Put egg white and whisk for about 5 minutes in a pan of simmering water until thick and glossy.
  4. Pour the icing over the cake and spread it around with a palette knife.
  5. Cut the oranges and get the raspberries ready.
  6. Arrange the fruits on the top and put a festive ribbon around the cake.

5. Pearly Christmas Cake

Photo by: By James Petts from London, England (Christmas cake), via Wikimedia Commons

Approx. Cost: $21 | Preparation Time: 50 minutes

Simple yet elegant, this Christmas cake design can satisfy all young couples, urbanites and families who can’t get enough white Christmas. With the least effort in the making, you can refine this Christmas season by adding this design to your existing Christmas cake decoration ideas. Get the full recipe from Good House Keeping.


  • 6 tablespoon honey
  • Corn flour
  • 450g white marzipan
  • 900g ready-to-roll fondant icing
  • Silver leaf


  1. Brush a warm and thin honey layer over the cake.
  2. Roll the marzipan into a 12-inch circle on a work surface dusted with corn flour.
  3. Position the marzipan around the cake, press down lightly and trim any excess.
  4. Cover the whole cake with a greaseproof paper and leave in the fridge for two days.
  5. Place the cake on a board and warm remaining honey to spread over the marzipan.
  6. Thinly roll out 225g (8oz) fondant icing and cover in the same way like the marzipan.
  7. Cut another greaseproof paper into a triangle with sides 20.5cm long, base measurement 4cm. Cut another 22 triangles the same size.
  8. Put icing triangles over the top pointing to the center, overlap them and tuck in excess icing as you go.
  9. Roll the rest of the icings into different-sized tiny balls.
  10. Cover some with silver leaf by rolling it gently then presses lightly on to the cake.
  11. Decorate the bottom edge of the Christmas cake with a length of silver braid and add some tiny icing balls by the side for decoration.

6. Iced Christmas Cake

Photo by: Eldriva

Approx. Cost: $12.40 | Preparation Time: 45 minutes

Another cake decoration idea that resembles simplicity and elegance; another addition to your list of easy Christmas cake decoration idea. Just in gold and white, this Christmas cake will become a shining centrepiece of your home this year. Get the full recipe from Good House Keeping.


  • 2 tablespoon cooled boiled water
  • Some icing sugar for rolling out
  • 450g white ready-rolled icing


  1. Brush the cake with boiled water and place it on a plate.
  2. Dust the rolling pin and clean table surface with icing sugar.
  3. Roll out the icing into a bigger disc enough to cover the cake completely.
  4. Cover the cake and spread evenly over the top and sides. Trim the base and set aside the leftovers.
  5. Mold the leftovers of icing thinly and use the cutters to stamp out holly or ivy leaves. Mark veins on the leaves with a flat-bladed knife and carefully curl each piece. Heat the leaves on non-stick baking parchment for 10 min to make it solid.
  6. Brush the edges of the leaves with a little water, then, paint with gold luster dust.
  7. Arrange the leaves nicely on the cake. Brush a little water underneath each leaf to make it stick to the cake.
  8. Wrap ribbon around cake and store in the fridge.

7. Golden Wreath

Photo by: Janine

Approx. Cost: $18.70 | Preparation Time: 45 minutes

Carrying with it a sense of warmth and joy, this is another brilliant example of good cake fondant ideas. The good thing about this cake decoration idea is, you can reuse the tinsel and baubles again for other decorations! Get the full recipe from Good House Keeping.


  • 1 tablespoon apricot jam
  • 400g ready-rolled marzipan
  • 450g ready rolled white icing
  • Several tinsels and baubles
  • Gold thin wires
  • Decorative wreath


  1. Put the cake on a serving plate and cover the top with apricot jam.
  2. Mold the marzipan into a flat circle (about the cake size) and brush with water. Do the same with the white icing and stick on to the marzipan.
  3. Cut out a circle size 8 inch and cover the top of the cake with icing-side facing up. Tie ribbon around the base.
  4. Tie baubles onto the wreath with wire, then wrap on the stars.
  5. Lay wreath on top of the cake to finish and store in a fridge.

8. Little Trees Christmas Cake

Photo by: Linnaea Mallette

Approx. Cost: $15.30 | Preparation Time: 45 minutes

A simple yet effective scrumptious Christmas cake, this design can certainly fit the requirements of an easy Christmas cake decoration idea. This cute tree cake can enlighten the children and illuminate your house with joy and pleasure. Get the full recipe from Good To Know.


  • Tiny edible silver balls
  • Small star cutter
  • Christmas tree cookie cutters
  • Small amount of yellow sugar paste
  • 100g green sugar paste


  1. Cover your Christmas cake with marzipan and sugar paste.
  2. Turn the yellow sugar paste into a soft dough and roll it out to cut out 3 stars.
  3. Spread the green sugar paste evenly and cut out 3 tree shapes.
  4. Brush a little water onto the trees and then stick the tiny silver balls in place as well as the stars.
  5. Mix some of the green sugar paste with water to make it sticky, and stick the trees onto the cake.
  6. Finally, wrap a ribbon around the cake.

9. Snowflake Marked Cake

Photo by: jh_tan84

Approx. Cost: $13.10 | Preparation Time: 15 minutes

This is probably the simplest Christmas cake decoration idea you have ever encountered. With a snowflake or star shaped as the centre-design on your cake, you can easily enlighten the kids and put them into festive mood this Christmas. Get the full recipe from Good To Know.


  • Cake (Base without any decorations)
  • icing sugar
  • Scissor
  • Greaseproof paper


  1. Cut desired shape from the greaseproof paper.
  2. Place it over the top of your cake.
  3. Spread the icing sugar over the cake until you fully cover it.
  4. Remove the paper and put the cake in the fridge.
  5. The cake is ready!

10. White Chocolate and Raspberry Cake

Photo by: Anders Österberg

Approx. Cost: $24.60 | Preparation Time: 15 minutes

With hazelnuts or cashew nuts, raspberry and icing, you can create your own Christmas cake decoration on top of other ideas in the list. This taste even better if your cake flavour is raspberry, strawberry, mango or fruit base. Check out the full recipe at Good to Know.


  • 450g ready rolled white icing
  • 1 cup of fresh strawberry
  • 2 cup of hazelnuts or cashew nuts


  1. Crush the hazelnuts or cashew nuts into tiny pieces using a hard object or blender.
  2. Spread evenly the white icing all around the cake base.
  3. Scatter the crushed hazelnuts or cashew nuts around the side of the cake.
  4. Carefully arrange the berries around and on top of the cake.
  5. Put in the fridge overnight.
  6. The cake is ready.

11. Gingerbread Man Cake

Photo by: Micheal Bently

Approx. Cost: $18 | Preparation Time: 15 minutes

This gingerbread man cake is a good example of novelty Christmas cake design and fits perfectly for families with children. Most importantly, it takes so little of your time to decorate this cake and saves you more time for other Christmas cake decoration ideas! Get the full idea from Family Holiday.


  • Gingerbread man cookie
  • Edible tiny silver balls
  • Plastic ribbon
  • 450g ready rolled white icing


  1. Roll the white icing into a large circle to cover the cake evenly.
  2. Arrange the tiny silver balls around the base of the cake and use water to make it stick.
  3. Place the ribbons on the side of the cake.
  4. Put the gingerbread man in the middle of the cake.
  5. Put the cake in the fridge overnight and it is ready.

12. Oreo Cake

Photo by: vagueonthehow

Approx. Cost: $23.45 | Preparation Time: 15 minutes

If you are an Oreo lover, this Oreo cake fits perfectly as a Christmas cake design this winter festival. Easy, mouthwatering, and kids-friendly, parents will be very glad that Oreo can be used in such a creative way! Get full recipe from Pegan Times.



  1. Sift the icing sugar into a large bowl.
  2. Put egg white and whisk for about 5 minutes in a pan of simmering water until the icing is thick and glossy.
  3. Use a decorating bag to decorate the cake with the icing.
  4. Use a knife to cut the Oreo cookies in half.
  5. Place half of the Oreo cookie on every icing.
  6. Put the cake in the fridge overnight and it is ready.

13. White Forest Cake

Photo by: juttazeisset

Approx. Cost: $16.95 | Preparation Time: 15 minutes

This stunning cake, for all its simplicity, is a winner for being elegant, delicate and delicious, which makes the perfect edible Christmas cake decoration. If you wish to elevate the cake design, you can also add on decoration baubles such as bells, candles, candy canes, stockings, wreaths, and angels. Get the full recipe from BBC Good Food.


  • 450g white marzipan
  • 900g ready-to-roll fondant icing
  • Edible tiny silver balls
  • Green colour food colouring


  1. Separate the ready-to-roll fondant icing into half and colour with green food colouring.
  2. Stamp tree shapes from both white and green icing in different sizes and shapes.
  3. Place the trees on a rack and spread lightly with runny icing.
  4. Leave it to dry.
  5. Use the leftover icing to stick the trees around the sides of the cake randomly.
  6. Place the tiny silver balls all over the top of the cake.

14. Dried Fruits and Nuts Cake

Photo by: pixel1

Approx. Cost: $21.25 | Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Instead of marzipan and icing as decorations, you can easily use this cake decoration idea without icing involved. Covered with your favourite dried fruits and nuts, it will certainly leave your guests wanting for more! Get the full recipe from The Purple Pumpkin Blog.



  1. Put one layer of apricot jam over the top of your cake.
  2. Cut the dried fruits into slices and arrange them nicely on top of the cake in a circular mode.
  3. Arrange the cashew nuts as you like.
  4. Pour the rest of the apricot jam over the cake.
  5. Keep in the fridge overnight and it is ready.

15. Candy Crush Cake

Photo by: James Lee

Approx. Cost: $18.90 | Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Nothing put a smile on a kid’s face better than candy and with this Christmas cake design, you will surely be expecting a lot of joy from the children. Get the full recipe from Good to Know.


  • 12 round peppermint candies
  • 12 (5-inch) green candy canes, broken
  • 1 tablespoon colour rice
  • 6 (5-inch) red and white peppermint candy canes, crushed
  • 1 tub Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Green plastic Christmas trees or similar cake decorations


  1. Spread the cream cheese frosting by layers on top and sides of cake.
  2. Crush the candies into half and arrange nicely around the cake.
  3. Garnish with colour rice.
  4. The cake is ready!