Nativity cake

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