Food & Recipes

Cake Boss Buddy Valastro Shows You How to Make a Santa Cake

by Sarah Zorn 1:11 PM, December 21, 2017

Aired December 22, 2017

Ready to hop aboard the Santa Cake trend?

All you need is a few bags of colored icing, and a simple, white frosted round cake to start. Buddy baked his from scratch, of course, but you can make like Rach, and buy one from the store.

Time to get piping!

Use red icing to make straight lines across the top ⅓ of the cake for Santa’s hat, and smooth it out with a knife or offset spatula (be sure to clean it well, before moving on to another color).

Cover the center of the cake with a flesh tone-tinted icing. And don’t worry if you apply it a bit too thickly, like Rachael in the video above — because who ever heard of a skinny Santa.

Use the same icing to make a half circle underneath for his mouth, and then fill it in with red.

Take a white icing bag fitted with a star tip, and pipe Santa’s beard along the bottom of the cake (thanks to his stumpy goatee, Rach’s looks more like a hipster Santa from Williamsburg. HA).

Use the same icing to trim Santa’s hat, and pipe a pair of eyeballs. Switch to black icing for his pupils.

And voila! Behold Buddy and Rach's Santas:

Hey, if Rach can do it, you can do it! Who cares if your cake looks like Santa on the night after Christmas? It’s all about having fun and will still taste just as good, anyway.