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Red Cardinal CHRISTMAS Cake

Hoping everyone has had a VERY Merry Christmas and are enjoying their holidays so far!

Here is my family Christmas cake for this year for which I used an unconventional colour scheme, as I wanted to do something untraditionally traditional. So, I went with traditional elements and colours that are found around Christmas time, but used black as my canvas. Black is a traditional colour during Christmas time because it is part of Santa’s outfit, but not traditionally used as the main colour on Christmas cakes.

And I finally was able to incorporate some gumpaste mistletoe in this year’s design which were made following a tutorial found on The Cake Blog by Petalsweet Cakes from last year (see link below). I used my two-toned petals to create the stylized poinsettias but this time used just one tone (see quick link below for my two-toned petals tutorial). As well, I wanted to wrap it all up in a lovely Christmas bow and could not help but fall back on the much loved two-toned bow idea that I first saw on a cake by Sweet Picasso Cake Creations (see quick link below for a tutorial I created on how I make mine).

I used wafer paper to create the stylized Christmas tree on the bottom tier, as well as some of the feathers on the cardinal. I had wanted to cover the entire cardinal in them however ran out of time…it took me more than 2 hours just to make the ones I used!

Flavour was Pumpkin Spice cake with Swiss Vanilla Buttercream – YUM! Hope you all like my take on a holiday cake this year. Violet

Links:
Mistletoe tutorial by Petalsweet – http://thecakeblog.com/2012/12/sugar-mistletoe-tutorial.html
Two-toned Petals Tutorial – http://bit.ly/2TonePetals (also available under my tutorials here in CD)
Two-toned Bow Tutorial – http://bit.ly/TwoToneBow (also available under my tutorials here in CD)

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Mel_SugarandSpiceCakes

Stunning! <3

CakeHeaven by Marlene

Love it! As beautiful as the one you made for last year’s Christmas! Love your untraditonal take on the Christmas theme!

Anka

Stunning cake Violet! Your poinsettias and tree are very interesting and beautiful. Love it!

miettes

Truly gorgeous, yes, xmassy, but still VERY Violet-style!! That’s what makes your cakes unique :D

The Custom Cakery

Stunning! Really love this Violet!

Gulnaz Mitchell

Another amazing creation, Violet! Love how you took a new look on a traditional Christmas cake!

Elli Warren

Its absolutely gorgeous Violet!!!! Its so original but always in your beautiful style!!! Love everything, especially how you did the poinsettias!!!! :-) xx

SweetLin

So gorgeous Violet…love ur style xx

Jessica MV

So awesome! The color combo, design and stylized flowers, all are just fabulous!

Calli Creations

Adore this design… Wow it’s stunning! Pinned xx

Pamela McCaffrey

Very striking! xx

Goreti

beautiful

Allways Julez

Wonderful, Violet!

Cups-N-Cakes

Wow! It’s gorgeous!!!

Zoe White

It’s stunning! Wonderful design!

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