My Rudolph Christmas Cake! | Cupcake Jemma Inspired
This might be a very delayed post but I’m proud of this cake and wanted to share it, despite being too busy to write about it over Christmas. It took a lot of both time and patience, but I think it paid off in the end.
What is it?
The cake inside is a Christmas take on the rainbow layer cake (click here to read about that!). In the original Rudolph cake, Jemma uses a chocolate cake. Chocolate cake isn’t my favourite (I know, shocking), so I opted for a plainer flavour with a more interesting colour! I had 6 layers of sponge and arranged them so the colours from top to bottom were red, white, green, red, white, green. I then did a crumb coat using a normal buttercream and a top layer of icing using a chocolate buttercream. The decorations on the top and side are made from ready to roll icing which I found in my local HobbyCraft.
Follow Jemma’s video to see how to do the effect on the side of the cake and how to create the decorations.
It might seem crazy to go through so much effort for a Christmas cake. I don’t like traditional Christmas Cake but I sure do love a good, plain sponge cake. I also want to try and experiment more with bigger cakes and it seemed like a good opportunity! Other than the rainbow cake I made in February, I’ve never really made a big cake. Usually, I stick to cupcakes because they’re easy. I set myself the challenge to try and make this one without getting annoyed by something going wrong. Surprisingly, I’m proud to say I stayed calm through the whole process! We lost an antler at one point but luckily I was able to make another. Other than that there were no major issues. So the ears aren’t exactly straight and the antlers are far from even. Who cares! I think it gives it character.
Despite it taking 3 days to make I’m really proud of this cake!
What do you think of it? Have you ever attempted to make a big cake? How did it go? Let me know in the comments below!