Christmas tree cake decorations

Step 1

We all love shopping for our annual Christmas tree (find one at your local Christmas tree farm (opens in new tab), or rent one for a more  eco-friendly option (opens in new tab)), but have you ever considered popping a edible one in top of a cake instead?!

These lovely little Christmas tree cake decorations will look festively gorgeous on top of any Christmas cupcakes. The kids will love them!

There's nothing more festive than the sight of Christmas trees and now you can have them on whatever you bake this season. Our clever baker Victoria Threader has made these ones really easy so they're perfect way to get creative this Christmas whether you're a novices or an experts.

Ingredients

  • 95g green modelling paste
  • 35g chocolate fondant
  • Various sprinkles
  • Edible gold food pen
  • 2 tbsp royal icing powder mixed with a few drops of water for the 'glue'

Love Christmas cooking? We've got loads more lovely Christmas recipes right here.  

Step 1

To make the stars, mix 5g of chocolate fondant and 5g of modelling paste together, roll to 4mm thick and cut 6 stars. Leave them to dry for an hour or so and then paint gold, with a gold edible paint pen.

To make the tree pots, roll the chocolate fondant into a sausage and divide into 6. Roll each piece into a ball and then squash flat with the palm of your hand. Leave them to dry.

Step 2

Step 2

To make the trees, divide the green modelling paste into 6. Roll each piece into a long thin sausage, you can use your hands but if you have a fondant smoother this will help you get a more even shape. 

Step 3

Step 3

Once you have a length of 40 cm, roll one end into a spiral, then add another layer until you have 6 layers, making each layer a little smaller every time. Using a water brush will help the layers stick.

Step 4

Step 4

To decorate, mix 2 tbsp of royal icing sugar with a few drops of water to make a thick paste. Add the paste to a small piping bag (or sandwich bag) and snip a tiny hole in the end, twisting the bag at the top of the icing.

Add the sprinkles by adding a dot of royal icing to the backs of the sprinkles (tweezers make this process easier) and then sticking them onto the tree. Once you have covered the tree in sprinkles, stick to the chocolate fondant base with a brush of water.

Step 5

Add the finished toppers to your cakes.

Victoria Threader
Victoria Threader

Victoria Threader is 'the queen of cupcakes' and a contributing Recipe Writer at GoodTo. Not only can she bake delicious cupcakes, she can decorate them too - with each of Victoria’s cupcakes topped with handmade edible toppers. Some of her most popular cupcakes include: rainbow cupcakes, hidden shape cupcakes and even giant cupcakes.