Holiday Cakes

Birthday Bash. “I made this St. Paddy’s Day cake for a department store that celebrated employee birthdays,” says Pam Oertel from Bangor, Maine. “This was the March cake.”

Celebrate Winter. Paula Simpson from Arnold, Missouri created this dazzling Christmas cake. She used a brush embroidery technique to design the pretty holly leaves.

Spooky Setting. This mocha Halloween cake from Shamesa Chesson of Round Hill, Virgina is covered in marbled fondant, and it has plenty of fondant ghosts, cats and pumpkins. “It won first place in a Halloween cake decorating contest,” says Shamesa.

Long-Eared Bunny. “I made this Easter Bunny cake for our kids,” says Juaniece MacQueen of Hammonds Plains, New Brunswick. Juaniece designed the bunny’s ears with skewers and flattened marshmallows, before frosting them white and pink.

Snow Day. Donned in a frosted hat and scarf, this happy snowman wants to play! “He has a candy cane and a small Christmas ball, and he’s ready for a snow day!” says Victoria Foley from Opp, Alabama.

Scary Abode. This frightening haunted house from Verna Hickman of Kirtland, New Mexico calls for five cakes, a plethora of gray frosting and lots of spooky decorations (including royal icing ghosts, hinges and spikes).

Cake Artistry. Evelyn Moore from Elk Grove, California used homemade marshmallow fondant to make the flowers, bluebirds, pumpkins and leaves on her Autumn Breeze cake. “I dusted it with edible luster dust to give it shine,” says Evelyn.