This Easy Christmas Bauble Cake is perfect for the festive season, to sell at a Christmas fayre or for entertaining at home.
Can I mention the ‘C’ word? Seeing as though the big light switch on has taken place in our town this afternoon, and Santa’s grotto is now open for business, then I suppose Christmas can now be mentioned on my blog.
It also means that I can share my first festive blog post for 2018. It is for this very Easy Christmas Bauble Cake which I think looks colourful and fun. Furthermore, it will appeal to kids of all ages over the festive season.
Before I continue with this post, I must just admit to the fact that I did not make the cake featured myself. It is actually a cake that was sent to me by the people at Nude Cakes, a company which specialises in supplying ready made luxury fruit and sponge cakes.
I was asked if I would like to be sent a cake to decorate to show how easy it is to make a plain cake into something amazing, and to taste test the actual cake too. How could I say no?
The cake comes with a complete breakdown of its ingredients, including any allergens. I requested a red velvet 6 inch cake base, which retails for £7.99. Upon receiving the cake, I knew that I would turn my sample into a Christmas themed cake. Mind you, it did take me a while to decide what decoration to finally go with.
How to make an Easy Christmas Bauble Cake
I sliced the cake in half and filled it with a vanilla flavoured buttercream and some raspberry jam. The sponge smells really nice and it is lovely and moist too, as it feels a little sticky to the touch.
Once I had sandwiched the two sponge layers back together, I covered it completely in white icing.
To make the ‘bauble ‘ effect, you need to add some colourful sweets to the top of your cake. Jelly Tots were the ones I used, but you could use Skittles or Smarties or whatever you prefer as long ass they are colourful. Make a pattern with the sweets and then for an extra splash of festiveness, I added some edible silver glitter spray to cover the top of the cake with.
You will also need a chocolate peanut butter cup to make the bauble ‘neck’ which I stuck on the top side of the cake using some of the vanilla butter cream.
And that is how you can transform a simple sponge cake into to fun, festive Easy Christmas Bauble Cake. Of course, you can easily make your own 6 inch or 8inch cake at home rather than buy a ready made one. Bear in mind also, that it does not have to be red velvet either. A vanilla or chocolate sponge cake would work just as well.
Just have some funereally is what I say. Also this cake idea could easily be decorated by your children for a fun festive activity over the coming weeks.
You can check out my other Christmas bakes here
I was sent a cake for the purpose of a decorating review. The cake arrived with a few weeks before the use by date. It was easy to adapt to my chosen decoration, and it tasted really nice too.