Nativity cake

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  • Nothing says Christmas more than a Nativity scene and this impressive Nativity cake is one for sharing during the festive period. It’s easy to make when you follow our step-by-step recipe.

    Make this cake in advance so your fondant cake decorations have plenty of time to set before you show off your creation to your friends and family.


    • 5 inch cake covered in marzipan or ganache
    • 500g ready to roll fondant
    • 40g white modelling paste
    • 25g blue modelling paste
    • 65g brown modelling paste
    • 5g dark brown modelling paste
    • 20g light brown modelling paste
    • 20g yellow modelling paste
    • 10g black fondant
    • 25g skin tone modelling paste
    • Black sugar pearls
    • 2tbsps royal icing sugar with a few drops of water
    • 1tbsp apricot jam
    • Paprika petal dust
    • White alcohol, for painting