Three traditional decorated christmas cupcakes

How to create a reindeer cake

If you want to create a cake that’s truly stunning this Christmas, why not bake a delicious chocolate cake and turn it into Father Christmas’ favourite reindeer, Rudolph? It’s perfect for parties and family get togethers.

Our how-to guide is very easy to follow and can be adapted if you’d rather make nine cupcakes with each representing a different reindeer (Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and Rudolph).

Reindeer cake decoration

Ingredients:

  • 200g baking chocolate
  • Red sugar paste icing
  • White sugar paste icing
  • Black sugar paste icing
  • Chocolate frosting
  • 20ml cooled boiled water

Method:

  1. Take a piece of A4 paper and draw two antlers for your template. Place a piece of greaseproof paper on top.
  2. Melt the chocolate in the microwave and then carefully fill in the antler shapes using a teaspoon.
  3. Place a lollipop stick on the bottom third of each antler and leave the chocolate to harden.
  4. Roll a nose from the red icing and two eyes from the white icing. Cut out two pupils from the black icing and a mouth from the red icing.
  5. Spread chocolate frosting all over the cake using a palette knife. Carefully peel the antlers from the greaseproof paper and stick into the top of the cake.
  6. Add the eyes, nose and mouth to the side of the cake using cocktail sticks to hold them in place. To stick the pupils to the eyes, use a few drops of water. Place on a plate and tuck in to your tasty treats!
Looking for more cake decorating ideas? Why not check out our guides to creating Snowman and Father Christmas cakes.
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