We’re down to the wire now, but I still have a few more Christmas projects up my sleeve! Before we run out of time, I wanted to share these easy cake decorating idea for how to make a Christmas light cake with candy. Using Christmas light sprinkles and a strand of black licorice, you can turn any cake recipe into a festive masterpiece for the holidays. I used supplies from Wilton to make this Christmas cake using a classic spice layer cake recipe. Keep reading for the quick tutorial.
How to Decorate a Christmas Light Cake with Candy
- Layer cake of your favorite recipe
- Buttercream frosting
- Angled spatula
- Black licorice strings
- Christmas light sprinkles
Step 1: Frost the cake as usual, first with a crumb coat, then a thicker layer. Smooth with a scraping tool or angled spatula and refrigerate 15 minutes.
Step 2: Unravel the black licorice. Starting at the base of the cake, lightly press the the licorice into the frosting to hold it in place. Create a random curving pattern all over the cake, making the strand of the lights.
Step 3: Once you’ve created the wire, add the lights! Space the Christmas light sprinkles apart (follow a color pattern if desired) all over the wire pattern. That’s it!
See? Creating a Christmas light cake is SO easy! Try this with absolutely any cake. You could even upgrade a grocery store cake with this simple Christmas light design.
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