Let our Christmas Chocolate Mint Cake inspire you to create and style a festive table that’s chic and modern, with traditional touches to make it unmistakably Christmas. But first, let’s talk cake. This gorgeous cake is chocolatey, minty, and oh-so tasty! Rich layers of moist chocolate cake, cream cheese icing, pops of caramel, and a hint of mint. A rustic smear of Swiss Buttercream finishes the outside of this luxurious chocolate cake. To crown this Christmas stunner, a stylish festive wreath made with seasonal favourites like acorns, holly, and dark green foliage.
Now that you have your sweet centrepiece displayed on a cake stand for everyone to adore, let’s lay the table. Start with a tablecloth in a muted colour like off white, faded jade, subtle mint green, or soft grey. A paired-back colour creates a canvas for accessories to shine. TIP: the table cloth must fall over your table, looking generous and full in length. The rest of your linen should match the tablecloth in palette. So for example if you go for off white, play around with faded greens and greys. Your napkins can be playful and add texture and print; think leaves, snowflakes, geometric patterns, or polka dots, all in a matching palette.
Now that you have your table linen, add a selection of simple white crockery – classic is always best. Start with side plates, then your starter plates, followed by large plates for the main meal, and dessert plates for that mouth watering chocolate cake. Add metallic cutlery, big statement wine glasses, and glass vases generously filled with dark green foliage, herbs, metallic acorns, proteas, or white lilies. Dot the table with even more acorns, metallic Christmas decorations like baubles or stars, and make place cards for each guest to make them feel welcome.
The flower wreath featured on your Christmas Chocolate Mint Cake will add another decor element and should match the creative look of your table. Once everyone has ogled and snapped this beautiful handmade wreath, hang it on your front door, use it to decorate your table, or add it to your Christmas tree, for a very Velvet Christmas.