Whether you've been patiently basting your cake in booze for the past few weeks, or you've bought a ready-made one, it's only a few weeks until Christmas so now is the time to decorate! Turn a simply fruit cake into a showstopping centrepiece with our top ten favourite decorating ideas. From cake lace to crystallised fruit, there's a style for everyone.
If you would rather listen to Justin Beiber Christmas album on repeat then painstakingly covering your fruit cake in marzipan and royal icing this recipe from Donna Hay is for you. A simple royal icing drip, a few gingerbread snowmen, and a twig is all you need to create a stunning wintery centrepiece.
Sometimes traditional can be the best - especially at Christmas! Go old school and decorate your fruit cake in frosty crystallised fruit.
For a more modern design try this show stopping bauble cake by Great British Bake Off winner Frances Quinn. Browse our range of sugar pearls and cachous here.
One of our favourite ways to decorate Christmas cake is with gingerbread cookies. Two desserts in one! We love the village of gingerbread houses around the edge.
Whether you make this with pudding or fruit cake your bound to have the most impressive dessert at your Christmas party! Bake your fruit cake in a Fat Daddios hemisphere pan and you're already halfway there!
Take a delicate approach to decorating and wrap your Christmas cake in white cake lace. We love the Claire Bowman Sweet Lace Mat for this design, use with the Sugar Crafty Cake Lace Mix for the perfect cake lace.
Get a little bit of marzipan flavour without having to cover your whole cake, and make a stunning winter landscape design at the same time!
Put your fondant modelling skills to work with this adorable Rudolph cake.
Our favourite thing about this design is it embraces folds in your fondant! We love how you can make draped fondant just look like piles of snow.
If you still need to bake your fruit cake check out Bakels Fruit Cake Mix, simply add your dried fruit, some water and eggs, and you're good to go!