Rudolph cake

Kids and adults alike will love this Christmas cake design, featuring everyone’s favourite reindeer, Rudolph – a super simple design which is great for baking beginners
Serves: 14-21
Prep time: 20 mins
Total time: 20 mins
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs: Cheap as chips




    • 100g teedy-bear brown sugarpaste


    • Chocolate brown edible ink pen


    • 1 red Smartie


    • 2 small brown candy-covered chocolate sweets


    • Reindeer cookie cutters





    1. Cover your Christmas cake with marzipan and sugar paste.


    1. Knead the brown sugarpaste to soften it and roll it out on a surface lightly dusted with icing sugar. Cut out 1 large and 2 smaller reindeer shapes. If there is time, allow them to dry so they’ll be easier to draw the details on; if not, use the edible ink pen, but take care not to press too hard on the sugarpaste or it will indent.


    1. Mix some of the brown sugarpaste with water to give a sticky glue. Use a little to stick the red Smartie on to the largest reindeer for Rudolph’s nose and a brown sweet on to each of the smaller reindeer’s noses. Use some of the glue to position the reindeers on the cake. Wrap a ribbon around the cake.



Nutritional information per portion



This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.