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This star effect on the icing is made with a star pattern rolling pin from Amazon, £4.99 - it's so easy to use; you just roll it over rolled our fondant icing, pushing down firmly, and it leaves a star print behind.
You'll also find them in in specialist cake shops.
When the icing is still soft, stand up Christmas tree-shaped chocolates, which should be easy to find at most supermarkets at this time of year.
We used Enchanted Forest chocolates from Hotel Chocolat, £7 for 105g.
This simple plastic tool is inexpensive, but will make such a difference to your finished cake. Take things up a notch with these simple Christmas cake designs that are so easy to recreate at home.
Or to cover with royal icing for a snow effect, make according to packet instructions then spread over the cake with a palette knife. Top with pine cones sprayed white or with glitter to create a pretty winter scene to bring to the table.
Make royal icing according to packet instructions and spread it over the cake with a palette knife, but don't make it too neat - you're aiming for a rippled snow effect.So that you'll have all you need for creating a space that you love calling home.Creating a beautiful Christmas cake is easier than ever with our Christmas cake decorating ideas and smart buys.Everyone wants to create a Christmas cake that wows guests when it's served on Christmas Day, but it's often not the baking itself that can be intimidating - it's usually the decorating that's the tricky part.This needn't be the case, as we show you just how easy it is to decorate yours so it not only tastes delicious, but looks stunning when set at the dinner table too.