Some years ago [2008, just pre-mortgage!] , I purchased a set of resin Nativity Figures from Lakeland. I said at the time "These are quite expensive, we will have to use them every year from now on" and true to my word, I have dusted them off and stuck them in my Christmas cakes - which have been round, square, and even semicircular with an arched stable.
This year, I have put four of the characters on the cake - with two of the Magi climbing steps up to the top. Also added details specifically to mark what has happened in the family this year- some blue stars [leftover icing from Bob's 60th birthday cake] and a fir tree [from Steph and Mark's wedding cake] And I have returned to the tradition which I always did when the girls lived at home - a candle is there too. Well it is Jesus' birthday!
Do you decorate your cake differently each year? Do you have family traditions? When are people allowed to cut into the cake?