The delicious cakes that melt in the mouth instantly and sweeten everything are the perfect icing for the Christmas celebrations. Most cakes use refined flour, shortening in different forms, sweeteners, eggs, milk, leavening agents and different flavors in multitude of combination to produce an enchanting aroma and a lovely taste. The fanciful forms that a cake takes and the creative ways of icing and decorating the cake does not take any less creativity, skill and artistic ability than making the cake. Especially the dark fruitcakes are most favored ones at Christmas and some of the recipes are centuries old. Cakes can be simple and bread-like or can have rich taste with elaborate spreads. They need not be complicated and you can also master making them by trying out these recipes.