We baked dozens of delicious cakes for our annual holiday contest and found a white cake layered with buttercream goodness as pure as the driven snow.
Think of this instant classic as the little black dress of white cakes. It's appropriate for every occasion on its own and
versatile enough to show-case any of our festive fillings and frostings. And don't forget to accessorize with our easy decorating
ideas. So break out those cake pans. Your forecast is looking white!
Ready to dress up your little black dress of a white cake? Accessorize! Layer it with festive fillings, and pair it with our
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From buttercream to salted caramel and beyond, these holiday-inspired frostings make—and take—the cake.
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Don't let the cake bosses and bakers extraordinaire fool you. Smooth, pliable, decorative fondant is easy to use, particularly
one straight from the box. Follow our directions, applying a little edible glitter and pearl sparkling dust, such as Wilton
Shimmer Dust. Don't forget the pearls!
Melt 1 (24-oz.) package almond bark candy coating. Pour about 3/4 cup onto parchment; spread into a thin 4- × 12-inch rectangle. Transfer parchment to top of a muffin pan; freeze 20 minutes. Repeat 4 times. Let bark stand at room temperature 10 minutes; break into pieces. Adhere to cake with frosting. Mound center with berries.
Add Vanilla Buttercream Frosting to a pastry bag fitted with a 1/4-inch round tip. Pipe 1 column of dots on side of cake from
top to bottom so that dots touch each other. Gently smear each dot using an offset spatula, 1 at a time. Repeat to cover sides
completely; garnish top, if desired.
Stack your favorite color of store-bought miniature meringues on top of a frosted cake, or adhere to sides of cake using extra frosting. Dust the meringues generously with powdered sugar.
Cut thinly rolled fondant with a 1 3/4-inch holly leaf cutter. Draw veins on leaves with a small knife. Crumble 2 sheets of
aluminum foil into ropes; arrange on a baking sheet. Drape leaves over foil to curl. Let dry at room temperature 12 hours.
Arrange leaves and fresh cranberries on cake, pressing gently to adhere.