Ornament Wreath Cake~ Blog Tutorial

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Today I'm going to share an elegant ornament wreath cake design that is SO simple to make.

This elegant cake would make the perfect centerpiece for your Christmas dessert table. It is one of our favorite cake designs for the holidays!

Our inspiration for this design is from the many beautiful ornament wreaths that I've seen floating around on Pinterest & hanging on neighbors' front doors.  

Elegant Ornament Wreath Cake- Free Tutorial by MyCakeSchool.com!

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Why we Love it!

There are so many reasons to love this easy Ornament Wreath Cake! Here are just a few:

  • The ornaments are store-bought white chocolate truffles!! It doesn't get much easier than that!
  • It is perfect for Christmas parties
  • The white truffles can be easily decorated with melted chocolate, sprinkles, fondant snowflakes, and more!
  • Looks great on top of round cakes, sheet cakes, and more!
  • Kids will love to help out with decorating the chocolate ornaments!

 How to Make an Ornament Wreath Cake

In the tutorial I'm using a six inch round (double barrel) cake although you could adapt this design to fit a cake of any size.

Elegant Ornament Wreath Cake- Free Tutorial by MyCakeSchool.com! This is so beautiful and simple to create! Perfect for Christmas Parties!


White chocolate truffles are PERFECT for creating these beautiful ornaments.  I used Lindt Lindor truffles, which I found at our local Rite Aid, but I'm sure that you can find them in a number of stores.  

If you enjoy making cake truffles/cake balls, they would make a great alternative.

I wanted to add a bit of drama and shimmer to my truffles with a dusting of super pearl dust. What a difference!  

You could also use pearl spray (Wilton or PME brand for example).  If you don't want to pearlize, we'll show another option with sparkling sugar below.

 Gorgeous Ornament Wreath free Cake tutorial by MycakeSchool.com.

Some of our truffles were dressed up with sparkling sugar!  To make the sprinkles stick, I first brushed the truffles with piping gel.

Truffle Ornament Wreath Cake Tutorial by MyCakeSchool.com

Then, I poured the sparkling sugar into a ziplock bag, placed the sticky truffle into it, and gave it a good shake!

Truffle Ornament Cake Tutorial by MyCakeSchool.com

If you like piping and scrollwork (like me!), you may like to add some swirls to your truffles.  I melted candy coating, spooned into a piping bag with the tip snipped away, and some swirls and dots.  I chilled for a few minutes until set, and then dusted the swirls and dots with more pearl dust.

Gorgeous Ornament Wreath free Cake tutorial by MycakeSchool.com. I dusted some of the other truffles with gold luster dust.  I went with a pearl and gold theme, but these would be so cute with colorful dots also...maybe even mix in a few peppermints.  There are so many options!
 Gorgeous Ornament Wreath Cake tutorial by MycakeSchool.com. Free step by step cake tutorial! Finally, as an optional step, I decided to add a few fondant snowflakes that I made with my PME snowflake plunger cutter.


 Gorgeous Ornament Wreath free Cake tutorial by MycakeSchool.com. Free step by step tutorial!

I arranged the truffle "ornaments" and snowflakes around the top of a 6" round cake which was frosted with vanilla buttercream.  You can glue these truffles into place with a little frosting.

Gorgeous Ornament Wreath free Cake tutorial by MycakeSchool.com.

Finally, I added a bow to my truffle/ornament wreath and secured with a dot of frosting.  I love the look!

Truffle Ornament Wreath Cake Tutorial! MyCakeSchool.com

Enjoy the Cake

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you'll give this elegant truffle ornament wreath cake a try! If you do, we would love for you to leave a comment and photo below!

You may also enjoy our Hanging Ornaments Cake Video which features colorful chocolate ornaments!

This and many other beautiful and fun Christmas Cakes can be found in our collection of Christmas and Winter Cakes!


Collage of Christmas Cakes


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  1. Just joined and I love it,love it ,love it! Have one silly question about making cakes using box mixes as in the uk box mixes are not the quality you have in the USA however as I visit the USA regularly I can purchase is there a particular brand I should buy or can you recommend one! Nowhere comes the silly question when using box mix with other ingredients stated in your recipes do I make up the box mix as per instruction on box then add to rest of ingredients or do I just add contents of box to rest of ingredients,hope you understood the question! And I'm sorry so long winded many thanks and happy thanks giving to you both and your family's x
    And if you ever get time I'd love to see how to make gelatine flowers and butterfly's ! X

  2. Hi Sarahjane, Thank you for being a part of the site!! We use almost exclusively Duncan Hines cake mix 15.25oz.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

  3. This is stunning!! So elegant and I think I can do this one too. ;) Melissa, can you tell me the brand and color you used for the gold and what brand pearl dust you used? Thanks so much! Can't wait to make this. What cake recipe did you use for this double barrel?

  4. Hi Gloria! I'm glad that you plan to make it! I like Rolkem Super Gold luster dust. For pearl dust, I use Super Pearl that I purchased from Global Sugar Art but the Wilton Pearl Spray should work too. Have fun!

  5. Merry Christmas! Just had to let you know how much your ideas are loved... I made this cake (8") for my family and it turned out great. Thank you for all your simply beautiful designs!