How to decorate a chocolate cake for Christmas video

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Take your favourite chocolate cake and make it into a festive Christmas centrepiece with our how to decorate a chocolate cake for Christmas video!

What you'll need


The video shows a two-layer chocolate cake. Use your favourite recipe, or try one of these:

Chocolate cake
Rich dark chocolate cake
Chocolate cherry cake

If plain chocolate isn't your thing, the sky's the limit! You can use the same decorations and icing for almost any cake, including everything from gingerbread to fruit cake:

Moist gingerbread cake
Christmas fruit cake
Orange sponge cake
Chocolate fruit cake


The video shows three different icings: buttercream, fondant and meringue. You can make all three from scratch, or you can cheat and buy ready-rolled fondant. Here are some recipes to get you started:

Buttercream icing recipes
Fondant icing recipes
Fluffy meringue icing

Gingerbread biscuits

Bake a batch of your favourite gingerbread cut-outs, save a few for the cake, then put the rest in the biscuit tin!

Gingerbread men recipes
Perfect gingerbread biscuit tips
Christmas gingerbread biscuits video

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For more inspiration

See our entire collection of Christmas recipes for loads more inspiration!
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