Winter Gnomes Cake

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Today's gnome cake design is SO cute, simple,  and perfect for all sorts of winter occasions from winter birthday parties to Christmas!

winter gnome cake- blue buttercream cake with three flat fondant gnomes across the front.

Why we Love It

  • Easy, festive cake design which incorporates buttercream with fondant accents.
  • Perfect for Christmas and winter parties.
  • Design can be applied to cakes of any size, including sheet cakes.
  • Make as many or as few gnomes as you'd like! They are sure to bring smiles.
  • Perfect for any of our Christmas cake recipes!

Gnome Cake Materials

(In this cake tutorial, we decorated an 8 inch cake, frosted in fluffy vanilla buttercream. Feel free to also use our Classic Vanilla Buttercream recipe or your frosting of choice.)

Template for Gnomes

Fondant with Tylose Powder kneaded into it (or gum paste).

Coloring Gel: We used Americolor Super Red, Sky Blue, and Copper (for the face/nose), and Wilton Leaf Green

Piping Tips: Tip 6 (or other small round tip) for snowflakes, Tip 3 for beard, large piping tip for cutting out faces--optional (2D or 1M for example)

Sprinkles of Choice- We used confetti sprinkles and snowflake sprinkles

Piping Gel for "Glue"

Black food writer Pen

This Winter Gnomes Cake is so cute and easy! Perfect for winter and Christmas parties!More Cute Winter Cake Tutorials

We've made so many fun Christmas cake and winter cake tutorials over the years! Some of our most popular are our Red Truck Cake Topper Tutorial, Pastel Christmas Tree Cake, Cute Santa Cake, and Sledding Snowmen Cake!

*You can find our full roundup of favorite Christmas and Winter Cakes here: Favorite Christmas and Winter Cake Tutorials and Recipes

Collage of Christmas Cakes

Enjoy the Tutorial!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Make sure to check out our full collection of cake decorating tutorials!

We also have a huge collection of cake recipes! Some great options for our gnome cake are eggnog cake, peppermint cake, and red velvet cake!

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