If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas this year, you’re going to love this Winter White Beginner Gingerbread Cake. Make your favorite gingerbread cake mix or recipe, then use simple buttercream piping techniques to decorate the side of your cake with cute show-covered houses and trees. Use the tip of a spatula to add snowy swirls into the top of your cake, too! This gingerbread cake would be lovely with a cup of hot cocoa or tea after a hearty Christmas dinner. You could even add candles to this cake to celebrate a December or January birthday.
Bake cake. Prepare cake batter following recipe instructions. Bake and cool cake. Level and place on cake stand.
Decorate cake. Prepare two batches buttercream icing following recipe instructions. Prepare decorating bag with coupler and white icing. Using tip 2, pipe houses, icicles, dots and trees on sides of cake. Reserve remaining icing in bag.
Using spatula, ice top of cake. Use tip of spatula to create icing marks to make icing look like snow.
Switch tip on decorating bag to tip 10. Pipe snowdrifts coming over top edge of cake, then smooth with tip of spatula.
Perfect for classic borders or cloudlike decorations, dots are a versatile technique that can be piped in a range of sizes. The dot technique can be used as a simple border for cakes and cookies, as well as for icing cupcakes or piping meringues.