Jolly Santa Christmas cake

Learn how to make this impressive Jolly Santa cake for the festive holidays. These easy cake decorating idea is sure to impress your family and friends.

Follow our step-by-step guide to decorate your homemade Christmas cake with this impressive, fun Santa fondant face. It’s so easy once you know how!


  • 20cm round basic Christmas cake.
  • 5-6 tbsp apricot glaze or sieved apricot jam
  • 750g (1½lb) white marzipan
  • 1kg packet white sugarpaste
  • 250g (8oz) green sugarpaste
  • 250-350g (8-12oz) red sugarpaste
  • 100g (3½oz) flesh-coloured sugarpaste
  • Knob of Trex or White Flora
  • 150g (5oz) black sugarpaste