It is a holly jolly Christmas with this easy star tip Christmas cake decorating idea!
I am all about the elaborate cakes. I love making them, creating them, having them work, you name it. But I realize cake decorating is not for everyone! I have started to think about cake ideas that are relatively easy (and hopefully quick to make.) When you begin cake decorating, you are usually introduced to the star tip. The star tip was really popular back in the day. I am sure you have seen those character cakes completed in stars (not hating on them at all, but cake decorating has definitely evolved!) While they are not as popular anymore, there is no reason to disregard the star tip as “beginner” or “too simple.” The star tip has many uses and is still one of the essential tips to have in your collection.
In the past I had made an ocean theme cake using this easy star tip method. It has become quite popular and while the photos are horrible, I believe the cake shows just how far you can go with such a simple design. I could think of endless colour schemes I want to do, but for now, I have decided to go with an easy star tip Christmas cake.
It was quite simple (haha, nice to see that a lot in cake decorating!) but it did take some time. Changing colours constantly does add effort, but it is what makes the cake! I finally had the chance to make this star tip Christmas cake when my friend mentioned her daughter’s birthday. We could not make the original date in the future, so we opted to visit early (and this meant rushing for a cake design!) Compared to the Frozen cake I made her last year, this cake looks like beginner 101 stuff, but I like simple designs at times, and was really proud of the outcome (though I still owe her a REAL birthday cake!)
2 hrPrep Time
2 hrTotal Time
- Your favourite cake recipe!
- 1 batch of buttercream icing!
- Edible silver balls
- Food colouring
- The cake shown is a 2 layer, 6-inch cake! You can make it however small or large you like. Just note that this decorating method does use up quite a bit of buttercream.
- See links below box for my favourite recipes!
(Here are the links to my favourite chocolate cake recipe and my favourite Swiss meringue buttercream!)
I really need to start cutting those cake boards down so you do not see that hideous silver in my pictures. I blame laziness!
As for colours: all are Wilton food colourings. Red is “No-Taste Red,” green is “Juniper Green,” the white I added some Wilton liquid white food colouring, and the pink is “Burgundy.” Why did I add some pink to the cake? Well, it was for a birthday after-all, and I could not think of another shade of the original three colours to add in without making it look too Christmas-y! The silver edible balls I bought at our local Bulk Barn.