Big Cakes: Gingerbread Man Cake

Preparation info
  • Makes

    40 slices

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Bake and Decorate

By Fiona Cairns

Published 2011

  • About

A great classic Christmas cake for all the family; there’s always someone who doesn’t like fruit cake, so they can eat the gingerbread men!



Turn the cake upside down on to a cake stand. A dab of apricot jam will stop it moving around. If there are any holes or the cake is a dodgy shape, correct it now with little bits of marzipan. Once you are happy, brush all over with jam. Knead the marzipan until pliable. Dust a work surface with icing sugar and, using a little more on the rolling pin, roll the marzipan into a rough circle sligh