How to 'pimp' up your Christmas cake

Emma O'Shea, the owner of Gingerbread House in Midleton, shares ideas on how to decorate your Christmas cake
How to 'pimp' up your Christmas cake
One of Emma O'Shea's Christmas Cake designs.

I’VE always been interested in cakes and baking, I’ve got the biggest sweet tooth.

I remember as a young girl making queen cakes with my aunt Rose in my nana’s house. Both my grandmothers would have been bakers and there was always some sort of cake or soda loaf in the oven

A Christmas cake idea by Emma O'Shea of the Gingerbread House Midleton.
A Christmas cake idea by Emma O'Shea of the Gingerbread House Midleton.

It was my granny that taught me how to make a Christmas cake, it became a tradition to make and decorate the Christmas cake together. It is still her recipe I pull out every year to make my Christmas cake.

Training as a chef, I was always pulled towards the dessert/pastry side of the kitchen and loved to make cakes. I used everyone’s birthdays to try out new cake recipes and designs.

Some Christmas cakes by Emma O'Shea, Gingerbread House Midleton
Some Christmas cakes by Emma O'Shea, Gingerbread House Midleton

I opened Gingerbread House this year in Midleton and am absolutely delighted that to have opened my own place, I love talking cake all day, every day with customers.

Decorate the top of your cake with stars. Design by Emma O'Shea.
Decorate the top of your cake with stars. Design by Emma O'Shea.

TIPS FOR DECORATING

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