Lifestyle blog The Simple Sweet Life recently put together a Christmas-themed cake design inspired by the popular door decorations made from pine tree branches that are in abundance during the winter months. The cake is decorated with an elegant holiday wreath design that beautifully captures the spirit of the season.
The trick to recreating this dessert design is all in the icing layout. The cake begins with a layer of thick white buttercream that is then topped with a variety of pipping styles to recreate pine leaves, branches and berries. Long brown pipping is used to create the wooden wreath whereas thicker, short and diagonal pipping recreates the evergreen tree branches. The cake is then finished off with edible berries, snow and a bright red holiday ribbon that intertwines the branches.