Mini snowflake and gingerbread men squares recipe

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makes:

16

Skill:

medium

Prep:

1 hr

Cooking:

2 hr 30 min

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 1063 kCal 53%
Fat 31.5g 45%
  -  Saturates 9.2g 46%

Mini snowflake and gingerbread men squares are the perfect Christmas project for little hands to help with. If you haven’t got time to bake the cake yourself, use a shop-bought equivalent and let them loose with the decoration. These mini cakes are lovely given as gifts, or as an alternative to mince pies

Ingredients

  • 1 classic Christmas cake (recipe
  • )
  • 1tbsp apricot jam
  • 2 x 1kg packs marzipan
  • 2 x 500g packs white ready-to-roll fondant icing
  • 2 x 500g packs blue ready-to-roll fondant icing
  • 25g pack Organix mini gingerbread men
  • You will need:
  • Snowflake plunger cutters
  • Ribbon

Method

  • Make the cake in an 18cm square cake tin, triple-lined with baking parchment, and bake according to recipe instructions. Once cool, cut into 16 smaller cakes of equal size.

  • Brush each cake with the jam mixed with 1tsp water, then cover with marzipan, smoothing the sides and trimming the edges. Roll out the white fondant and cover 8 cakes, smoothing and trimming again. (Use the white fondant trimmings to make the snowflakes). Repeat with the blue fondant to cover the remaining cakes.

  • Decorate with gingerbread men, snowflakes and ribbon.

Top tip for making Mini snowflake and gingerbread men squares

Try red cakes with mini Santas or green cakes with reindeer decorations too!

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