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
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.
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.