Gingerbread Man Christmas Cake

Sweet Gingerbread Man Christmas Cake Decoration

This Gingerbread Man Christmas Cake is simple to make using fondant icing and cookie cutters.  I used two sizes of Gingerbread Men Cookie Cutters and a holly leaf cutter, for this easy but effective decoration on my Christmas Cake 

A delicious rich fruit cake for Christmas, decorate with Gingerbread Men

Inspiration for the Gingerbread Man Christmas Cake Decoration

The cake was inspired by former Bake Off Winer, Ruth Clemens, Gingerbread Man Christmas Cake when I saw it I knew I had to try to make something similar for my cake this year.   

A simple decoration for a Gingerbread Man Christmas Cake

How I made the Gingerbread Man Christmas Cake Decoration

You can buy different colours of fondant icing.  I used chocolate for the Gingerbread Man, green for the jolly holly leaves with red for the berries.  I also added some sparkles to the berries and leaves.  The waistcoat on the gingerbread man was made from leftover marzipan from the cake with red fondant buttons, pockets and bow tie.  Probably the trickiest part of the process was making the candy cane which I made with long strips of red and white fondant twisted together, but you could just use a sugar candy cane. 

Around the side of the Gingerbread Man Cake, are smaller Gingerbread Men

  I surrounded the Gingerbread Man Christmas Cake with more little gingerbread men also made from chocolate fondant and added some small dots to join them together.  I would usually use a broad ribbon around my cake, but the narrow red ribbon beneath the Gingerbread men and again repeated around the cake board seemed to work well with this theme. 
 
Stuck for an idea for how to decorate your Christmas Cake - Gingerbread Man Christmas Cake
 
 On the right you can see the non-edible Gingerbread House I made as a Christmas decoration and the other Christmas house is a 3D card which was sent from friends in Malaysia, isn’t it gorgeous?  
 
 
You can see by the decorations on my dresser that I have a bit of a thing about gingerbread men. I have a Gingerbread Man garland and the little Gingerbread House.
 
A festive Christmas Cake
Here is a recipe for Festive Fruit Cake, my favourite Christmas Cake recipe 
 
Sweet Gingerbread Men Recipe
 
And, of course, my family recipe for Sweet Gingerbread Men (cookies) which I make every year. 
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Super cute cake decoration! I've never used chocolate fondant before – is it the same as regular fondant. Love your cute little gingerbread house! It all looks so pretty and festive šŸ™‚

Kate@whatkatebaked
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What a delightful way to decorate the cake Janice! I love the gingerbread man theme and the little ones dotted all round the edges!

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Like that its different, nice job! xx

Janice
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Yes, chocolate fondant is the same as ordinary fondant. I got it in Tesco, so should be available everywhere.

Chele
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Chele

Love the chocolate gingerbread man, very fitting for this time of year as he looks so happy.

Ali
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Ali

That looks gorgeous – too nice to eat xx

Hannah
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I've gone with a gingerbreadman theme, too!

Rosie (Freycob)
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Loving the Gingerbread cake Janice! Bet it tastes as good as it looks xxx

Karen S Booth
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I LOVE it Janice,it's JUST fab! Makes me smile too, and I am sure your family will love it on the Christmas tea time table!
Karen

Choclette
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I guess it's because you've got a bit of a thing about gingerbread men that you've done such a brilliant job. Love the little ones around the edge too.

Jo
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What cute cake decorations! I particularly like the gingerbread men going around the sides of the cake. I love the string of gingerbread men on your dresser too.

LDH
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A very cute cake! So fun and so festive! I would have a hard time cutting into this creation! šŸ™‚

Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray
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So cute!

thelittleloaf
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This is very cute! I love the little gingerbread men on the sides šŸ™‚

Jill @ MadAboutMacarons
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Janice, your cake and decorations are beautiful and personally I particularly love the inside, too… šŸ˜‰ Chocolate gingerbread men and as decor great touch. Happy holidays!

All That I'm Eating
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Chocolate fondant sounds like my thing – anything that's not marzipan! This is the cutest cake! I love his candy cane.

Laura@howtocookgoodfood
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Well done to you, I love the fact you have chosen gingerbread men as a theme…..perfect! X

Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen
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Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen

I have a thing of ginger bread man as well!!! These look amazingly adorable!

ps: I'll be one of those who comments everytime i take a bite "oops, my leg!!"

Laura
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Laura

This is lovely, what a great Christmas cake. The little gingerbread men round the edge are so cute.

Kentish Keg-Meg
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What a great cake decoration. Love Gingerbread Men.What fun.

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