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If you're not into rolling perfect icing, and would prefer your Christmas baking to look a bit more original, rustic and festive, then try some of Lily Vanilli's top decorating ideas.

We spent the morning with Lily at her lovely east London bakery, where she showed us how to ice and decorate three simple bakes that can be easily recreated at home.

Lily uses the new Lurpak Cook's range in her baking.

Lily's festive ingredients Lovely Lily


Christmas sponge cake with snow icing

Make your favourite sponge cake, then ice to make an amazing snow scene!

Scroll down for the video

Christmas wreath cake

This would work with any fruit cake in a bundt tin - click for Lily's recipe and VIDEO

Christmas cookie tree

Make your favourite batch of biscuit dough, cut out with a star-shaped cutter then arrange like so... scroll down for the video.

Tweet us your pics @Tried_Tasted if you have a go at Lily's decorations!


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Sarah Alcock