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Make a 3D effect by sticking on icing stars with a little icing sugar mixed with water.

The cake is finished with a quirky cake topper - our Let's Party sign is from Talking Tables, £14, and can be reused.

Still on the surface dusted with icing sugar, roll out fondant icing to between ¼-½cm and either cut to fit the top of the cake or make sure it's wide enough to cover the whole cake.

These simple Christmas cake ideas show you how to take classic white fondant icing to the next level, using simple techniques and Christmas cake decorations that you can find in any supermarket.

Everyone wants to create a Christmas cake that wows guests when it's served on Christmas Day, but it's often not the baking itself that can be intimidating - it's usually the decorating that's the tricky part.

This needn't be the case, as we show you just how easy it is to decorate yours so it not only tastes delicious, but looks stunning when set at the dinner table too.

Smooth and guide into the edges neatly with your hands, then trim to fit with a sharp knife.

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To give fondant icing the professional look, use a cake smoother.

Sprinkle with edible glitter and sugar snowflake decorations, which we got from Waitrose.