Why professional baker’s 15-minute festive dessert is a must for Christmas this year – and it’s so easy anybody can make it
- A dessert wreath of iconic Aussie lollies has been wildly popular on TikTok
- Cake designer Tigga MacCormack said it’s a perfect low-effort Christmas treat
- The easy wreath only uses seven ingredients and takes just 15 minutes to make
The latest dessert trend taking the foodie world by storm is a decadent wreath made of iconic Aussie treats – and it only takes 15 minutes to make.
Tigga MacCormack, co-owner of Cake for Days, made the budget-friendly cake for under $20 using ingredients from the supermarket.
The popular Melbourne baker impressed millions of her followers with the festive cake, which she dubs a ‘scramington’ wreath because it’s made with scrolls and lamingtons.
She said the easy dish is the perfect dessert to impress friends and family over Christmas without spending hours in the kitchen.
Melbourne baker, Tigga MacCormack (pictured), has started the latest foodie trend after sharing her 15-minute wreath made of iconic Aussie treats
The baker made the budget-friendly cake with ingredients from Woolworths (left), and they all came to under $20. She used Woolworths jam scroll roll, lamingtons, Cottee’s strawberry jam, cream, raspberries, strawberries and a Flake to make the festive wreath (right)
The baker used Woolworths jam scroll roll, lamingtons, Cottee’s strawberry jam, cream, raspberries, strawberries and a Flake to make the wreath.
‘You know when you want to make something and you want it to be impressive, but you don’t want it to take anytime at all? Well that was me when I was making this,’ she said.
‘I’ve called it a scramington wreath. ‘Scramington’ because it is scroll and lamington put together.’
To make the festive dessert Tigga cut her scroll into 12 pieces, and cut six lamingtons in half to make 12.
She then arranged the treats alternating on a wooden board and piped fresh scream in the gaps between them.
She decorated the wreath with strawberries, raspberries and a crushed flake.
Tigga mixed water and strawberry jam together and drizzled it all over the dessert.
‘Yum. Seriously. look at it, it just looks so good,’ the proud baker said.
‘I took it to an afternoon tea, it took 15 minutes to make, and it got absolutely demolished.’
Tigga MacCormacks festive ‘scramington’ wreath:
* 1 Woolworths jam scroll roll
* 6 Woolworths lamingtons
* Cottee’s strawberry jam
* 1 Flake
* Cut your scroll into 12 pieces and cut six lamingtons in half
* Arrange the treats alternating on a wooden board and pipe fresh scream in between the gaps
* Decorate the wreath with strawberries, raspberries and a crushed flake
* Mixed water and strawberry jam together and drizzle it all over the dessert
(Source: Tigga MacCormack)
Her followers loved the creative recipe.
‘And a new Aussie icon was born,’ one woman said.
‘Love it. Absolutely doing this 100 per cent as my dessert Christmas wreath this year, with mini meringues to crumble over,’ another wrote.
‘Having a small Christmas this year as we don’t want the fuss. Think we will give this a go,’ a man commented.
However, many confused people from outside of Australia didn’t really understand lamingtons.
‘Your bakes are amazing, but there’s a reason no one else in the world eats lamingtons,’ one man wrote.
‘Not sure where you’re from but I can assure many people eat lamingtons,’ Tigga replied.
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1. Christmas crack
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2. Baked brie
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3. Christmas apple pie
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4. Garlic butter roasted potatoes
These decadent spuds are boiled with stock and salt, then roasted with garlic butter.
5. Cinnamon Christmas trees
All you need for these filled Christmas treats is a puff pastry sheet, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, egg wash, powdered sugar and skewers.
(Source: Jamie Griffin, InSinkErator)