Build a Christmas cake from a brick using a basic template, but add a couple of other little touches to make it something special.
This DIY Christmas cake by The Quaker Millwork in Westford, Connecticut, is a great example of what can be done with a basic model and a few additional features.
I decided to make my own version of this cake after I received a package from Quaker millworks asking for my Christmas cake for a gift.
Quaker is a family of bakeries that specialize in handmade goods.
My favorite one in the world is the Quaker Family Tree House in San Francisco, which offers handmade gifts for people of all ages.
This one, however, I couldn’t resist, because it was a Quaker Christmas tree!
Here’s how it went down.
First, you need to assemble a cake pan, which is pretty easy.
It only takes about 30 minutes to assemble.
You’ll need two things: the cake pan and a cake peel.
The cake pan is a large metal cake pan with two sides.
I cut mine out of an old Christmas tree, which was also my favorite part of the process.
I had a few leftover wooden planks that I could use as a base for this model, so I decided to cut them out and add them to the cake peel before assembling.
Next, I used a knife to cut a piece of cake pan out of the old Christmas Tree.
I then placed the piece of peel on top of the cake panel.
Next, I added a piece (1 1/2 inches long) of cake peel on one of the sides, and then cut another piece (about 3/4 inches long), which was used to form the cake layer.
I took a long piece of parchment paper and folded it around the sides of the layer and then carefully placed the cake in the cakepan, which I cut out and glued onto the sides.
Next comes the decorating.
I wanted a bit of decoration on top, so a few sticks of white cake paper were used.
I also placed the peel on the bottom and glued a strip of fabric over it.
To decorate the cake, I placed a strip in the middle of the pan, and placed a layer of icing on top.
I added more icing on the top of that layer, and finally I added some chocolate glaze on top to make the cake a little bit more festive.
To finish things off, I cut a few strips of the fabric on the inside of the paper and used a glue gun to glue the paper to the paper, then I cut strips of fabric on top and glued them to each strip of paper.
All in all, it took me about 30 hours to build this project.
I didn’t use any special tools, because I’m just an amateur.
You can download the full project here.
Here’s a link to the Quakers YouTube channel, which has lots of free content.
I recommend checking out the video to see how the entire process went.