Fondant Gingerbread Cupcake Topper

Don't give up because there is still time to create something insanely cute for Christmas! Say hello to Ginger the Gingerbread man created by the ladies over at Juniper Cakery...The perfect little character for cakes and cupcakes!

By Felicity & Krystle
Juniper Cakery

  • Fondant - brown tinted, pink, green caramel tinted, white
  • White royal icing (you can also use fondant to add the detailing on the legs and arms)
  • Edible gold paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Pink confetti sprinkles
  • Black edible pearls (around 4mm)
  • Holly leaf cutter
  • Edible glue
  • Cocktail sticks/uncooked spaghetti sticks
  • Ball tool
  • Piping tip (to indent the smile - you will be using the bottom edge of this)
  • Small sharp knife/blade tool
  • Rolling pin

Let's Get started:


  • Begin with the body by rolling out some brown fondant and mold into a rounded teardrop. Skewer down it's center with a cocktail stick/uncooked spaghetti. 
  • For the head - roll a smooth ball of brown fondant and attach on top of your body via the cocktail stick/uncooked spaghetti. Make sure that this is fitted on nice and centered. If not, your little gingerbread person could lean, tilt or jus plain fall over. 
  • Take 2 small pieces of brown fondant and mold into a chubby teardrop shape. Repeat this for another 2 pieces making 4 in total. These will be the arms and legs.


  • With some edible glue arrange and attach the limbs. You may need to hold the arms lightly until they are secure.
  • To add the icing on top - roll out a small circle of white fondant and with a sharp knife cut a wavy shape from it. Smooth any rough edges and with some edible glue, attach on top of the head before patting it down gently.


  • Roll out some green fondant and use the holly leaf plunger cutter to cut out some festive leaves. If you want the leaves to set a little curved, then leave them to dry on a flower former.


  • When the leaves are ready - attach with a dab of edible glue on top of your fondant gingerbread character.

To make the holly berries and complete your gingerbread cutie - click here to visit the Juniper Cakery website and learn how!


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