Actually, I enjoy baking and the decorating of the cake is one of the few creative things I can do.
A Christmas Wreath Cake:
(this one took hours to do as I made all the decorations myself out of marzipan)
and a few others I can't find photos of such as a Chocolate Christmas Cake (spiced fruits stuck together with melted chocolate) topped with an array of white chocolate stars.
However, since having daughter I have had to abandon the elaborate in favour of the simple, yet stunning.
Last year was the first time daughter helped me and we made this simple, yet stunning Silver Star Cake:
(I've been picking up silver balls from the kitchen floor all year!)
This year I went for the Ring of Stars Cake. Yesterday, while I covered the cake in marzipan, daughter cut out 42 icing stars. Some were coloured yellow, but others I sprayed with edible gold lustre.
Today I iced the cake and we threaded the stars on to gold ribbon to decorate it.
I think you'll agree - simple, yet stunning!