Festive Cake Toppers & Holiday Spice Cake

Festive Cake Toppers & Holiday Spice Cake

November is here, bringing a chill and sending leaves dancing into the air. With the shorter daylight hours making for restless children, we are pleased to share with you a recipe that will warm hearts and fill tummies. This spice cake is a joy to make and even more delightful when shared with loved ones. The toppers will give your cake a little extra seasonal flair and keep children busy all afternoon!

Spice cake with festive cake toppers


Here's what you'll need

For the cake toppers

  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of salt
  • 1/2 cup of warm water
  • Festive cookie cutters
  • Rolling pin
  • Wooden skewers
  • Watercolors and fine brushes
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks

For the cake

  • 3.5 cups of spelt flour
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 4 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 3 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves
  • 1 stick of softened butter (extra for buttering the pan)
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of honey

To make your cookies:

Preheat your oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a bowl, mix 1 cup of all-purpose flour with 1/2 cup of salt and 1/2 cup of warm water (the ratio is 2:1:1).

Knead until smooth dough forms.

Using a rolling pin, roll out your salt dough until it is approximately 1/8th of an inch thick (the thinner, the better).

Use cookie cutters to cut out small stars, toadstools, toys, or other whimsical objects.

Cookie dough with some festive shapes punched out with cookie cutters


Place your cookies on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.

Bake for 2 hours.

Once baked, let your ‘cookies’ cool for 15 minutes.

Paint your cake toppers with watercolors.

Cookie toppers painted with watercolors


Let your ‘cookies’ dry for 30 minutes 11. Using a hot glue gun and glue sticks, adhere your cake toppers to wooden skewers.

For the spice cake:

Set your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a mixing bowl combine 3.5 cups of spelt flour with ½ cup of sugar and 4 teaspoons of baking powder and 1 teaspoon of salt. Add 3 teaspoons of cinnamon and ½ teaspoon of ground cloves.

Add 1 stick of softened butter and combine.

In a separate bowl combine 1 cup of milk with 4 organic eggs and ½ cup of honey.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and combine until the dough becomes dense and creamy.

Pour into a buttered cake pan and bake for 25 minutes.

Once your cake cools, insert the cake toppers into your cake. Display your cake on a holiday table or dig in right away!

Finished spice cake with festive toppers in it


Thank you to our guest contributor and friend, Franzi Shelton for this amazing blog post!! Franzi holds a Masters of Education from UC Santa Barbara and is a secondary science teacher. She is also a mother of two wonderful children who creates the more inspiring Waldorf crafts, recipes and more on Instagram.

Did you enjoy making your spice cake and toppers? Tag us when you post your yummy creations on social media @BellaLunaToys or use the hashtag #BellaLunaToys to share!

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