Father Christmas cake topper



  • Red, Black, Brown and White sugarpaste
  • Gum Tragacanth or CMC
  • Dried Spaghetti
  • Lollypop sticks
  • Royal Icing
  • Silver wire
  • Brown Florist tape
  • Flesh, Autumn leaf, Liquorice, Egg Yellow and Baby Blue colour gel


  1. Knead a small amount of gum tragacanth into the red sugarpaste.
  2. Take 1/3 of the red paste and roll into a fat sausage shape, making sure to leave the middle section slightly fatter. Bring the ends around to form the legsDSCF4952
  3. Take half of the remaining red and form into a cone shape (a fat cone if you want a tubby Father Christmas). Insert a lollypop stick through the cone and attach to the legs. Mark where the belt should go.    DSCF4954             DSCF4956        
  4.       Colour some of the white paste with the flesh colour gel and knead in a little gum tragacanth. Roll some of the paste into a ball to form the head and add a small ball for the nose.
  5. To form the hat, take half the remaining red paste and roll in into a cone shape. Thin out the bottom until the cone resembles a mexican hat. Attach to the head.DSCF4962
  6. To make the arms, half the remaining red paste and roll it into two long thin cones. Hollow the fat end out slightly to insert the hands.     DSCF4959
  7.      Attach the arms to the body using a piece of dried spaghetti. Add brown boots, a black belt and white trimming to the suit. To make the white paste look like fur simply stab it with a shell tool.   Add blue eyes.    DSCF4964
  8.  Colour a little royal icing with liquorice colour gel and add hair and a beard.         DSCF49669. An extra finishing touch is to add wire glasses.       

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