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How To Make A Fabulous Buttercream Christmas Tree

With Abi Mancktelow

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Watch Abi get creative in this tutorial and learn how to make this wonderful piped buttercream Christmas tree cake, bringing plenty of festive fun for the whole family and gaining fantastic tips along the way. In this lesson you will be guided on how to layer and achieve a two-tone buttercream effect inside the cake, how to create spiked branches using a star nozzle tube, how to decorate the tree using a variety of traditional edible decorations: lights, gingerbread men and holly and finally surrounding the tree with edible presents, toys, streamers including a cheeky little cat caught up in the lights. If you loved this video and want to learn more great cake decorating ideas for Christmas, then check out our other videos below.

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