I'm lucky, I get to decorate three Christmas cakes every year. My lovely mother in law Margaret drops off three uniced fruit cakes, of which, I return two for distribution within the family, and I get to keep one. I usually come up with a theme relatively easily. Many years ago, my choice of decoration was based upon what I was capable of doing. Now that decorating comes a bit easier to me AND I'm spoilt for choice with all of the tools lining the shelves of http://www.kiwicakes.co.nz/ I simply cannot decide what to do this year. I've usually tended towards more modern or contempory Christmas themes - with a twist on the traditional.
Lasy year was snowflakes (pale blue for me, black & silver for my sister inlaw & traditional golds & reds for my mother inlaw). Which I can't seem to locate a photo for, I'll update that when I find it.
The year before was holly ALL OVER for everyone.
I also like to make Christmas ornament cupcakes - these are always a hit. I get oohs and aahs and "I can't eat that - it llooks so real". The ornament cupcakes have now become a family tradition, I make one for everyone int he family on Xmas day.
Take the poll at right, to let me know what you're thinking of making