'Tis the season for Christmas and winter cakes, tutorials, recipes, and ideas- and if you're looking for a little holiday inspiration, you have come to the right place!
Today, we are sharing a roundup of our favorite Christmas and winter cake tutorials from over the years! You will find adorable cake designs and delicious recipes.
We will continue to add to this list throughout the season and from year to year, so make sure to check back often!
Last updated 11/2022
Favorite Christmas and Winter Cakes!
All of our featured Tutorials are free video and blog posts from our site. We have designs for all skill levels of cake decorating!
Thanks so much for stopping by. In this post, you'll find Santa cakes, snowman cakes, Christmas tree cakes, reindeer, and more- as well as a few favorite holiday cake recipes!
Enjoy scrolling through, and if you give any of these a try, we would love for you to leave a comment and photo below!
In addition to the featured cake recipes in today's post, you can find a great roundup of Favorite Christmas Cakes in our 60+ Christmas Cake Recipes post!
Finally, don't miss our full collection of favorite Cake Recipes and Cake Decorating Tutorials in our Recipes & Tutorials Section!
A Roundup of Our Christmas & Winter Cake Tutorials!
Sharing a collection of our FAVORITE Christmas and Winter Cake Tutorials and Recipes as featured on My Cake School!
Sweet and Simple Santa Cake- Video Tutorial
This sweet, small Santa Cake is sure to bring smiles! He is decorated with buttercream
Christmas Tree Cake in Chocolate
I love this elegant Christmas Tree Cake and it isn't difficult to create with chocolate candy coating! This cake would be perfect for Christmas parties or your holiday dessert table. Don't miss this fun, free cake tutorial!
Loopy Christmas Bow -Cake Video Tutorial
We just love big loopy bows! This Christmas version is no exception- we just love these bright colors and patterns! Instantly take your holiday cakes (or any cake) to a new level with a giant loopy bow ;0)
Tiered Snowman Cake - Free Cake Video
One of our favorites! This simple tiered cake is easily transformed into a smiling snowman! This is such a fun, easy cake design. Learn to make it in our free tutorial!
Santa's Clothesline Cake- A Cake Decorating Video Tutorial
Learn how to make this funny little Santa Clothesline Cake design in this free cake decorating video tutorial!
Hanging Ornaments Cake- Free Video Tutorial
This hanging ornament cake is another fun one for the holidays! I love the dimension of the chocolate ornaments!
Red Velvet Pound Cake
This moist Red Velvet Pound Cake has wonderful richness from the butter and cream in the recipe, and the perfect amount of chocolate flavor. We love it with cream cheese frosting!
Christmas Stocking Cake Tutorial
This adorable Christmas Stocking Cake is easier than it looks to create! Fill your carved sheet cake stocking with all sorts of fun candies or gifts. Perfect for Christmas parties! Learn to make this fun design in our free cake decorating video tutorial!
Christmas Village Cake
This cookie Christmas Village Cake is one of our favorites!! So colorful and festive for Christmas parties! This design would also be great for single tier cakes and sheet cakes!
Buttercream Reindeer Cake- Free Video Tutorial
This fun and simple buttercream reindeer cake design is perfect for Christmas parties! Learn how to make it in our free cake video tutorial!
Sledding Snowmen Cake Video!
This carved spiral tier sledding cake is another of our favorites for Christmas and winter! This is one of our favorite and most popular holiday cakes. Find out how to create it in our free tutorial!
Red Truck Cake Topper- Video Tutorial
This red pickup truck cake topper is one of my favorites for the season! Learn how to make this sweet cake in our free cake video tutorial!
Christmas Petit Fours- A Cake Decorating Video Tutorial
These sweet Christmas petit fours are sure to bring smiles! Learn how to make them in our free tutorial!
Christmas Tree Sheet Cake- Free Cake Video
Learn to make this easy carved Christmas tree sheet cake in our free cake video tutorial! This sweet cake design is perfect for all skill levels of cake decorating!
Reindeer Cupcakes- Free Video Tutorial
These reindeer cupcakes are the cutest and so easy! Learn how to make them in our free cupcake decorating video!
Orange Spice Cake- A Doctored Cake Mix Recipe
This doctored cake mix Orange Spice Cake has so much flavor!! We just love this combination, and spice cakes are perfect for holiday gatherings!
Gingerbread House Cake- Free Video Tutorial
We had so much fun making this gingerbread house cake! This cake would be perfect for holiday parties. Learn how to make it in our free cake video!
Spice Cake with Orange Spice Cream Cheese Frosting
This scratch Spice Cake with Orange Spice Cream Cheese Frosting is moist and fluffy and has wonderful flavor! We love this cake year-round but especially for fall and winter gatherings!
Christmas Cupcakes- A Video Tutorial
Learn these adorable and simple Christmas and winter cupcake designs in our step by step blog cupcake tutorial!
Winter Gnomes Cake- Free Cake Video
These cute little Winter Gnomes are so much fun to make! Learn how to make this fun and festive design in our free cake video!
Pastel Christmas Cake Tutorial
Sweet Christmas Tree Cake in pastels! Learn how to make this sweet Christmas cake in our easy, free cake tutorial! So festive and fun! We'll demonstrate striped buttercream, a pastel chocolate drip, and chocolate candy coating Christmas Trees!
Quilled Christmas Tree Cake - Video Tutorial
This beautifully unique quilled Christmas Tree Cake Design looks so impressive but is not difficult to create! Learn how to make it in our free cake decorating tutorial! This cake would be elegant as a white tree as well!
Sledding into Christmas Video- A Cake Video Tutorial
Learn how to make an adorable Sledding Hill Cake in our free cake decorating video tutorial! We'll show you how to make a sledding hill from sheet cakes as well as Santa and reindeer!
Sweet Santa Claus Pull-Apart Cupcake Cake- Blog Tutorial
This pull apart Santa cupcake cake is one of my favorites! Learn how to make him in our step by step blog tutorial!
Ornament Wreath Cake~-Blog Tutorial
This Ornament Wreath Cake is so simple to create yet so elegant! Learn to make it in our step by step blog tutorial!
White Chocolate Ganache Christmas Tree Cake- A Video Tutorial
This elegant white chocolate ganache cake is the perfect centerpiece for your Christmas dessert table! Free Cake Decorating Video Tutorial
Eggnog Cake with Eggnog Buttercream- A Scratch Recipe
This moist and delicious Eggnog Cake from scratch is so flavorful and perfect for the holidays!
Red Velvet Cake - Doctored Cake Mix Recipe
This delicious Red Velvet Cake is super moist and has just the right amount of chocolate flavor. I love red velvet year-round, but especially for Christmas and winter gatherings!
Red Velvet Marble Pound Cake with Peppermint Glaze
The most flavorful Red Velvet Marble Pound Cake with Peppermint Glaze! We love this cake year round, but adding the peppermint glaze makes it the perfect Christmas on winter cake!
Peppermint Mocha Cake
This delicious Peppermint Mocha Cake is super moist and has the perfect balance of chocolate, peppermint, and espresso!
Santa and Rudolph Cake Toppers- Free Video
Learn how to make these adorable Santa and Rudolph cake toppers for your Christmas cakes in this free cake decorating video tutorial!
Christmas Tree of Buttons- Cake Decorating Blog Tutorial
This cute Christmas Tree sheet cake design involves lots of fondant buttons! Such a unique Christmas cake design from our step by step blog tutorial!
Red Velvet Cupcakes from Scratch
Moist and Delicious Red Velvet Cupcakes! This recipe is always a favorite (and can be used for cake layers as well!)
Reindeer Candy Bars & Cuteness
Here are some fun Reindeer themed dessert ideas- so quick and easy! Hop over to our step by step blog tutorial to learn how we made them!
Red Velvet Cake from Scratch
We love this moist and delicious classic red velvet cake recipe! We love to pair it with cream cheese frosting!
Gingerbread Latte Cake Recipe
This Gingerbread Latte Cake is the perfect blend of gingerbread and espresso flavor! Super moist and delicious- a great choice for Christmas and winter gatherings!
Gingerbread Cake ~ A Doctored Cake Mix Recipe
Nobody would guess that this moist and flavorful gingerbread cake is so easy to make! It all starts with a simple cake mix!
White Chocolate Cranberry Cake
This White Chocolate Cranberry Layer Cake has so much flavor!
Christmas Tree Cake- Video Tutorial
This beautiful buttercream-frosted Christmas Tree Cake is so much fun to make, and perfect for Christmas parties!
Winter Wonderland of White Chocolate Trees- Blog Tutorial
This elegant cake of White Chocolate Trees is from a step by step blog cake tutorial!
Yule Log Cake- A Free Cake Decorating Video Tutorial
This yule log cake is a beautiful Christmas tradition! We'll show you how to make this light, elegant dessert in our free cake video tutorial!
White Chocolate Peppermint Cake
This ultra moist White Chocolate Peppermint Cake with White Chocolate Peppermint Buttercream frosting is amazing!
Chocolate Candy Cane Cake with Striped Filling!- Free Video
I love the combination of chocolate and peppermint! This Chocolate Candy Cane Cake has an extra fun surprise in the striped candy cane filling!
Snow Globe Cake-- Free Video
This snowman snow globe cake is so cute for Christmas gatherings!
Sweet Snowman Cake~ Quick Cake Decorating Video Tutorial!
This sweet snowman cake is such a fun sheet cake design for the holidays! Learn to make it in our free cake video tutorial!
Owl Cake - Free Video Tutorial
This adorable winter owl cake is decorated almost entirely with buttercream and chocolate accents.
Nativity Cake- A Cake Decorating Video Tutorial
This elegant Nativity Cake is from our member section- It's one of our favorites!
Birch Yule Log Cake with Birds- Free Cake Video Tutorial
This birch tree yule log cake with sweet little winter bluebirds is such a cute design for the holidays! We'll show you how to. make a simple cake roll (decorated like a birch log) and sweet fondant birdies!
Christmas Cupcake Tutorial
These adorable Christmas Cupcake Designs are so much fun to make! Perfect for holiday parties!
Rudolph and Car Cake Topper!- A Cake Decorating Video Tutorial
Here's a funny little cake design with Rudolph behind the wheel! Learn how to make it in our free video tutorial!
Rudolph Buttercream Transfer- Cake Video
This free cake video tutorial features a lesson in frozen buttercream transfers as well as a smiling Rudolph!
All are adorable. Thanks for another great year of cakes.
You gals are the best! Thanks for sharing all of your great talents! Have a happy holiday season!
Thank you Ann & Nancy!
Thanks you so much. I love them all!
Awesome! Thanks so much! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Thanks Janie & PattyBug!!
Thank you for sharing all these lovely tutorials. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Thank you for all these & my favorite of all ;) - WHITE CHOCOLATE GANACHE CHRISTMAS TREE CAKE- A VIDEO TUTORIAL
Awesome, I love this all. Thank you for yummy cakes
I just came across your website...I was looking for an eggnog cake recipe and yours look amazing! I was given a bottle of eggnog that contains booze in it and I don't drink it but prefer to bake with it and your recipe looks wonderful...I can hardly wait to try it...I wish I had your website at Christmas....wow! Thank you for posting...I'm not good at cake decorating, maybe I will be daring enough to try to learn.
Lots of fabulous ideas! :-) Love it!