How to Make a Reindeer Cake

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This fun reindeer cake is great for those who are looking for an alternative to the traditional fruit cake this Christmas. The chocolate covering means it’ll be popular with the kids, and they’re sure to love the cute Rudolph face too!

How to Make a Reindeer Cake

Suitable for : Beginners

Time to Make : Two hours

You Will Need

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How to Make

1. Firstly, print out the template for the antlers and tape this to a board or flat surface. Place a piece of greaseproof paper over the top and secure with tape. Melt the light cocoa Candy Melts and fill in the outline of the antlers using a teaspoon.

Top Tip!...

Make the antlers nice and thick to give them strength.

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2. Lay the pop sticks onto the antlers and cover with more melted Candy Melts, ensuring half the stick is attached to the antler and the other half is sticking out the bottom.

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3. Take two white Candy Melt buttons for the reindeer’s eyes and add a dot of light cocoa to each for the pupils. Roll a brussel sprout sized ball of red icing into the shape of the nose and leave the antlers, eyes and nose aside whilst you decorate the cake.

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4. Use a palette knife to cover your cake with a layer of chocolate frosting – don’t worry about it being too neat!

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5. Fit a piping bag with the open star nozzle (also called a French tip/nozzle) and fill the bag with the remaining chocolate frosting. Pipe stars of frosting all over the cake, starting from around the base, and working up and over until the entire cake is covered.

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6. Peel the antlers away from the greaseproof paper and insert into the top of the cake, pushing the sticks in as far as they will go. Add the eyes and nose to finish.

Top Tip!...

Use a cocktail stick pushed into the cake to support the nose if needed.

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I’m Lucy Bruns, baker, cake decorator and owner of Lucy’s Sugar Shack. A cake decorator for seven years but an artist my whole life - I love colour, pattern, texture...

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  • Amanda

    Thanks for being inspired by the reindeer cake in my book, Surprise-Inside Cakes! Please feel free to give CREDIT to me for MY design.

    • http://blog.hobbycraft.co.uk/ Hobbycraft

      Hi Amanda, we’re sorry that you feel that we have been inspired by your design without credit. However, please be assured that this cake is an original concept from ourselves and Lucy our baker. Any similarity is purely accidental.

      • Amanda

        That is a blatant LIE. Lucy STOLE the idea from me and if she says otherwise she is lying. Her technique is the technique that I give a tutorial for in my book. Which is copyrighted by the way. Either FESS UP and credit MY BOOK or I will forward this on to my attorney. Do the RIGHT THING.

        • http://blog.hobbycraft.co.uk/ Hobbycraft

          Hi Amanda, as the UK’s largest craft company, we are huge supporters of makers and bakers and craft businesses everywhere. If we had used your design, we would of course have credited you as a source, anything else would have been unethical. Besides which, we’re not the only blog to use a similar technique. Have you seen this one from Stork? http://www.bakewithstork.com/recipes/ or this one from Wilton? http://www.wilton.com/christmas-reindeer-cake/WLPROJ-8219.html Which are copies of our own.

          • Amanda

            As I mentioned, Wilton stole my idea and are being dealt with legally. It appears that you are in denial and now need to be dealt with legally as well. Thank goodness that truth prevails.

          • Amanda

            Also, thank you for confirming that you are unethical. Don’t bother deleting your comment now that you can see the truth and know you are wrong. I have saved it all for my records. :)