Red Cardinal CHRISTMAS Cake

Red Cardinal CHRISTMAS Cake
Red Cardinal CHRISTMAS Cake Red Cardinal CHRISTMAS Cake Red Cardinal CHRISTMAS Cake 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

Mistletoe tutorial by Petalsweet –
Two-toned Petals Tutorial – (also available under my tutorials here in CD)
Two-toned Bow Tutorial – (also available under my tutorials here in CD)

Violet - The Violet Cake Shop™ -


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

Marlene - CakeHeaven

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


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

Dina @ miettes,

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

Gulnaz Mitchell, New Zealand,

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

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

Think cake, think pink!

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

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