Decorating the Christmas cakes!

Hey all

I had a lot of fun yesterday (and Friday) decorating the Christmas cakes. I used the pink whisk for some of the how-to’s, so it is well worth a look if you wanted to create something similar. Lots of you voted for the polar bear, so I decided to go for it even though it looked tricky.

It did take a while (and his ears kept falling off at first) but I am really pleased with how he looks! Too pretty to eat! I had fun with the edible glitter too, but you had to dampen the icing for it to stick and that had not dried when I took the photos.

I also did one with gingerbread men and candy canes.

Although I made the mistake of using the gel icing for the eyes- it is super sticky and does not dry. The holly was tricky as you were meant to have cutters but I didn’t so had to make do with a knife- easier said than done!

I also did some like presents:

In the box from Dunelm Mill ready to be given away.

The boxes are so good, as they come with the boards too. Normally I either give them away in tins that I want back, or have to wrap them carefully in a lot of silver foil and things. ย I will have to remember that for next year. ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope you are all busy getting ready for Christmas too- I have to decide one something for Christmas day as we will be going to Andy’s parents but I will make something for myself that they can heat up in the microwave- am thinking some kind of lentil shepherds pie with sweet potato mash on top? I have seen some lovely nut roast recipes but as I don’t really like all the potatoes etc that go along with it (and it is easier as they cook the potatoes in goose fat so would need to make someย separatelyย for me) I need more of a complete meal. Veggies/ vegans- what are you going to be eating this Christmas day? What do you normally do if you eat at someone else’s house?

Oh, and don’t forget to check out my giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

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16 thoughts on “Decorating the Christmas cakes!”

  1. Oh, the polar bear is brilliant! You’re so talented ๐Ÿ˜€

    I’ve never had to face xmas at someone else’s house, but I’m sure you’ll get lots of great ideas from other commenters!


  2. You are so talented – those cakes are amazing! Last year I made a veggie loaf – I found it filling enough as it contains lentils, brown rice, nuts and oats, you can make it up before hand, slice and wrap in foil then just pop in the oven to warm up – it also freezes and defrosts really well (the recipe is here and I can honestly say it tastes fab, I just made it again this weekend: ) This year I’m wanting to be a bit more experimental and I’m going to attempt some kind of stuffed seitan roll, wish me luck!

  3. Laura- thanks for that will have a look- that is what I need something that can be heated up (also in the microwave I think as their oven gets full!).Even if I don’t make it for Christmas I think I will give it a go as it sounds lovely.
    Jessica and Lexi- I just followed the instructions from the pink whisk ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Wow your cakes look fantastic, I bet everyone you give them too will love them! ๐Ÿ˜€

    I’ve decided I’m going to make Peas and Crayon’s curried quinoa with roasted veggies to take to
    my in-laws’ house on Christmas Day. I made it the other day as a test run, and added goats cheese at the end as well…delicious! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I liked it at room temperature as well as hot, so I’m happy to eat it either way depending on how busy their microwave is!

  5. Good idea to have something that doesn’t need to be heated either. Peas and Crayons has so many fab looking recipes ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. i will appreciate several glasses of lovely wine at the christmas dinner party, picking at raw veggies and such on my plate. then upon returning home, i will concoct my own exbulimic feast. ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  7. Wow Maria, these are stunning! You’re so talented… I’m glad you made the polar bear, it’s lovely, but the gingerbread men are so cool too ๐Ÿ™‚
    My sister’s vegetarian and she always has roast potatoes and parsnips with all the steamed veg and my mum’s lovely leek sauce and carrot and swede mash – she always says her dinner’s better than ours!

  8. I’m not veg/vegan specifically, but don’t eat a lot of meat, so I tend to just eat the side dishes or things that are most appealing to my style of eating..

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