Dec 02

2nd December 2019 

Free Cake Tutorial: How to Make a Simple Christmas Tree

Chaaaarrriiiissttmmmasss!! It's the MOST wonderful time of the year. Crisp cold mornings, crackling log fire, chocolate every morning for 25 days!

Christmas really is wonderful and is such a great time to bring the family together for a festive bake. Christmas cake, yule log, festive cookies we love them all. If anyone's baking we're happy to pop round and help with a taste test.

In this free tutorial from Pretty Witty Cakes you can learn how to make a simple Christmas Tree. This tree will look wonderful on your Christmas cakes and bakes. It can have some icing sugar on the top to look like snow, you could add baubles or you can leave it as it is.

Learn how to make this simple tree and really impress friends and family with your sugar crafting skills! 

If you loved this tutorial then have a look at our other Christmas Themed Tutorials over at the  Academy! This Christmas Toppers tutorial pairs very nicely with this quick tip from Pretty Witty Academy.

Christmas Toppers

Top Tips for Making This Christmas Tree:

  • The amount of paste you use will determine how big your tree is.
  • Once in a cone shape, push down slightly on the tree so it has a good base to stand on.
  • Use a cocktail stick to help you hold the tree while adding the leaves and branches.
  • When you are moving down the layers of the tree make sure to add snips where there are gaps in the layer above so you get an even coverage. 
  • You can use a blade tool to help lift some of the cuts and add movement to the tree.
  • Once dried and firm you can add baubles using nonpareils or flower paste rolled into little balls. 
  • You can use a lustre dust to add a bit of sparkle to your tree too!

Products Used for this Christmas Tree:

Green Sugar Paste


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Blade Tool


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Some Inspiration:

We all love Christmas and really Christmas and baking go hand in hand. Turn up the Christmas tunes and have a look at some of our favourite Christmas themed cakes.

Get inspired and then go and bake, share with your friends and spread a little love this Christmas! 

This cake is from Cindy at Cindy's Cake Creations. She bakes from home in the South East of Melbourne and makes some very cool cakes. We thought this was such a good idea for a Christmas themed cake, a snow globe! How cool! She's done very well to keep all the models and cake intact and looking pristine inside their globe.

This cake is from Cindy at Cindy's Cake Creations. She bakes from home in the South East of Melbourne and makes some very cool cakes.

We thought this was such a good idea for a Christmas themed cake, a snow globe! How cool! She's done very well to keep all the models and cake intact and looking pristine inside their globe.

This tiered Christmas cake is by Jean at Cakes with Character. She is an award winning cake artist and is based in Long Island, New York. We love the design on this tiered Christmas Cake. The red tiers are so bold and the little model Penguins and Gingerbread men are so sweet. The trees and candy canes really bring the whole cake together.

This tiered Christmas cake is by Jean at Cakes with Character. She is an award winning cake artist and is based in Long Island, New York.

We love the design on this tiered Christmas Cake. The red tiers are so bold and the little model Penguins and Gingerbread men are so sweet. The trees and candy canes really bring the whole cake together.

Finally, this cake is by Marica from La Mucca Sbronza Cake Design based in Rome. We love penguin cake designs, they're so fun and perfect for Christmas. The colours are so effective and really make this cake stand out, it would look great on any Christmas table!

Finally, this cake is by Marica from La Mucca Sbronza Cake Design based in Rome. 

We love penguin cake designs, they're so fun and perfect for Christmas. The colours are so effective and really make this cake stand out, it would look great on any Christmas table!


Our Final Words:

Let's get excited for the Christmas season, turn up those Christmas tunes (you're officially allowed as it's now December) and cake your bake on!

If you loved this and really want to wow this Christmas then head on over to Pretty Witty Academy where we have loads of tutorials Christmas themed and beyond! We're sure you'll love it.

If you know a cakey this Christmas that is super hard to buy for then why not get them a subscription to the Academy? What an original present and one that will last all year. They won't be able to guess that one!

Christmas Toppers

Over on the Pretty Witty Academy site we have nearly 1000 cake tutorials showing you everything from how to cover a cake with sugarpaste to fully advanced gravity defying cakes. We also have a huge business section for those wanting to run a cake business. 

Why not check out some of these amazing cake tutorials. See more at Pretty Witty Academy.

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