In fact, this Christmas I spent about an hour quickly decorating my cake before dashing out to sing at The Bridgewater Hall whilst daughter and I spent two days making the Gingerbread House. So I will post both.
The Christmas Cake was hastily decorated with baubles on ribbons:
I'm sure that with more time I would have done better; there's too much red. I think all gold ribbons and baubles in different colours decorated with royal icing would have been better.
On the other hand, the Gingerbread House was a confection of chocolate buttons, jelly tots, smarties and glacier fruit stained glass windows:
I think the Gingerbread House wins!