Christmas Reindeer Cake Tutorial – with antler template

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With Christmas just a few days away I wanted to create one more Christmas themed tutorial for you. Now as there is only 3 and a half days left as I write this I knew the cake needed to be quite simple, and not require loads of tools that you need to buy. So for this cake you will need, your cake, buttercream, some fondant, some melted chocolate and your modelling tools. So if you are still looking for a Christmas cake why not give this Rudolf the red nose reindeer themed cake a try…

Christmas Reindeer cake

I absolutely loved how this cake turned out, it is so Christmasy and I’m sure my family will be having a piece on Christmas eve. The cake itself is made of 5 – 1 inch layers of chocolate cake, filled with chocolate buttercream.

Creating the chocolate antlers

One of my favourite things about this cake are his antlers. They are so easy to make with melted chocolate or candy melts and I love the finished texture. You need to make sure you put a few layers of chocolate onto the antlers to give them structure once they are dry, but once they are placed into the cake, they really bring it to life. I have put below the link to the template that I made so you can print it out and create your own antlers.


Christmas Reindeer cake

I really hope you will enjoy this tutorial and I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas x x

Tools I used

I have also put a link below to some of the tools I used throughout this video below:
Modelling tools:
Edible glue:
Rolling Pin:
Turn Table:
Candy Melts (Dark Cocoa):
Red Icing / Fondant:
Wilton #3 Round end piping tip:
Piping bags I use:

Also don’t forget to check out the chocolate cake recipe here . For the cakes I used my chocolate cupcake recipe and split between 2 tins to give me 2 layers. I then multiplied the recipe until I had enough for 5 layers.

Plus why not save the tutorial for later and pin it to Pinterest

Reindeer Cake Tutorial

Thank you for reading!

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7 Responses

  1. Thankyou for this, followed your instructions and am so pleased with the results. Normally I can bake but useless at decorating. So happy.

  2. Hi Lynsey, I am reasonably new to cake making. Hoping you can answer my question please.
    I don’t have and cannot access 6″ cake tins, I do have 7″ .
    I realise it will take more icing and that’s ok but wondering if I need to make an extra layer to give it more height.
    My 8 year Granddaughter chose this years cake.
    Help please.

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