Novelty Cake Ideas for Christmas

Christmas is a time of celebration and family. It’s a time when the festive spirit is in the air and everyone is in a good mood. So what better way to celebrate this special time of the year than by cake? There is no other food item that speaks of the festive spirit and celebration as well as a cake.

Cakes can come in various forms and flavours. In fact, the best pastry chefs create new types of cakes regularly to impress their clients. Christmas is a great time to try out something special and unique. Novelty cakes are the best way to go. You can customise the cake according to your wishes and have something that would suit your Christmas party mood.

For example, if you want a traditional white Christmas, you can have a classic white snow-flake design cake for your party. At Ganache Patisserie, we love to come up with different and new cake decor and flavour ideas for our customers. Here are some great novelty cake ideas for your Christmas cake.


The Simple Fruit Cake

We mentioned the white snowflake cake would be a great idea for a white Christmas theme. That’s just a decoration. What would you use as sponge for this cake? How about a simple, classic Christmas fruit cake? That’s easy to make and easy to decorate. Just wrap the cake in white fondant, add fondant snowflakes, and some edible glitter to add that extra shine and you’re good to go. This is the best cake for someone who doesn’t want to spend too much time baking and decorating the cake.


Multi-layered Rainbow Cake

We suggested a cake that looks great on the outside and is simple on the inside. Now, we recommend something that looks pale and classy on the outside, but is great fun and colourful on the inside. This cake would require levelled thin layers of normal vanilla sponge coloured with vivid shades of red, orange, yellow, green, and blue or indigo.

While we would love to suggest all seven layers, that would not only be too much work, it’ll also destabilize the cake. Mix in the batters for the cake and add a generous helping of food colouring. Be certain that you mix the right amount of food colouring or you’ll end up with pale, washed out colours.

After that, all you need to do is add a thin layer of filling on top of each layer and stack them. Follow by a crumb coat and white fondant and you have a surprisingly colourful cake.


The Reindeer Cake

Let’s set it up a notch with this cute but slightly more difficult cake. The reindeer is a very classic symbol of Christmas and a great way to add a little more cheer to the cake. The sponge can be a plain chocolate or vanilla. You can use any flavour sponge you want as long as it complements chocolate.

The first thing to do is to prepare the reindeer antlers. You can use modelling chocolate for this or use hard candy with chocolate colouring. Just trace the design of the antlers and create them a day in advance. That will give the antlers the time to harden and settle. Once you’re sure that they’re firm, you can attach them to pretzel sticks and mount them on your cake.

For the sponge, add filling of your choice between the layers before adding a coat of chocolate icing. After that, it’s just a matter of using black-stained fondant for the eyes and nose and there you have it, a reindeer cake.


There are several such fun and unique ideas floating around online. But if you’re too busy to bake your own cake, you can always buy a novelty cake from Ganache Patisserie.

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