Nativity cake toppers and decorations: How to make Mary, Joseph and Jesus

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  • Nothing says Christmas more than a Nativity scene and these impressive Nativity cake toppers and decorations are perfect for the festive period. It’s easy to make when you follow our step-by-step recipe.

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

    In our guide, we’ve also advised how to cover a 5-inch cake with marzipan – but, these figures would also look wonderful placed alongside our chocolate finger nativity cake.


    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