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Sunday, 18 December 2011

Gingerbread Man Christmas Cake

As soon as I saw Ruth Clemens Gingerbread Man Christmas Cake at The Pink Whisk, I knew I had to try to make something similar with the cake I made from the Delicious Magazine recipe.  The Gingerbread Man is made from chocolate fondant.




 I surrounded the cake with little gingerbread men also made from chocolate fondant. Check out my little perpetual gingerbread house which I made last year, a  totally non-edible decoration!

and the other house is a lovely 3D Christmas card which was sent by friends from Malaysia.

 
You can see by the decorations on my dresser that I have a bit of a thing about gingerbread men and you can see where the little house is on display.

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20 Comments:

At 18 December 2011 at 16:49 , Blogger Baking Addict said...

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 :)

 
At 18 December 2011 at 16:50 , Blogger Kate@whatkatebaked said...

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

 
At 18 December 2011 at 16:55 , Blogger Susan's blog said...

Like that its different, nice job! xx

 
At 18 December 2011 at 17:07 , Blogger Janice said...

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

 
At 18 December 2011 at 18:02 , Blogger Chele said...

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

 
At 18 December 2011 at 18:13 , Blogger Ali said...

That looks gorgeous - too nice to eat xx

 
At 18 December 2011 at 19:40 , Blogger Hannah said...

I've gone with a gingerbreadman theme, too!

 
At 18 December 2011 at 20:12 , Blogger Rosie (Freycob) said...

Loving the Gingerbread cake Janice! Bet it tastes as good as it looks xxx

 
At 18 December 2011 at 20:33 , Blogger Karen S Booth said...

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

 
At 18 December 2011 at 21:31 , Blogger Choclette said...

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.

 
At 18 December 2011 at 23:07 , Blogger Jo said...

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.

 
At 19 December 2011 at 02:42 , Blogger LDH said...

A very cute cake! So fun and so festive! I would have a hard time cutting into this creation! :)

 
At 19 December 2011 at 13:31 , Anonymous Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray said...

So cute!

 
At 19 December 2011 at 14:00 , OpenID thelittleloaf said...

This is very cute! I love the little gingerbread men on the sides :-)

 
At 19 December 2011 at 14:59 , Anonymous Jill @ MadAboutMacarons said...

Janice, your cake and decorations are beautiful and personally I particularly love the inside, too... ;-) Chocolate gingerbread men and as decor great touch. Happy holidays!

 
At 19 December 2011 at 19:59 , Blogger All That I'm Eating said...

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

 
At 19 December 2011 at 23:44 , Anonymous Laura@howtocookgoodfood said...

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

 
At 20 December 2011 at 02:13 , Blogger Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen said...

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!!"

 
At 21 December 2011 at 21:18 , Blogger Laura said...

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

 
At 21 December 2011 at 21:59 , Blogger Kentish Keg-Meg said...

What a great cake decoration. Love Gingerbread Men.What fun.

 

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