How to Make a Santa Cake

Santa cakes are fun for children at Christmas time, and other times - such as in July. If you have a Christmas in July party (a favourite in the tropics and south where it rarely snows during December Christmas time!


  1. 1
    Make two round sponge cakes, one large for Santa's body - one small for Santa's Head.
  2. 2
    Make a rectangular sponge cake of the same depth. This is for Santa's arms and legs.
  3. 3
    Place the large round sponge cake on a cake board covered in aluminum foil, leaving enough room for Santa's head and arms and legs.
  4. 4
    Cut an arc out of the large round sponge cake (Santa's Body) so Santa's Head fits snugly. It is possible to use the small cake tin as a segment here.
  5. 5
    Place the smaller sponge into the cut out ark. The cakes should now resemble a figure-8, the top part smaller representing Santa's head.
  6. 6
    From the rectangular sponge cake, cut two small square pieces for Santa's hands.
  7. 7
    Again from the rectangular sponge cake, cut two larger pieces for Santa's feet.
  8. 8
    Place these equidistant around the circumference of the large sponge, taking into consideration the arc Santa's head has covered.
  9. 9
    Cake is now ready for decorative icing!
  10. 10
    Santa should be iced in white and red icing, using your imagination to depict his coat and jolly face.
  11. 11
    Jelly Beans can be used as buttons and eyes, licorice can be used to construct a belt, candy bananas to use as Santa's lips!


  • Ensure the round cake tins are filled to the same depth each time, to ensure Santa's head and body are level.
  • Fill the rectangular cake tin to a slightly (10 - 20%) lower level than the round cake tins to give Santa a 3D effect!
  • Use your child's imagination when decorating the cake with lollies - Let them help!


  • Also be treat wise when getting the kiddies to help decorate the cake!!! The little ones will be very tempted to eat the lollies they are supposed to be decorating Santa with!!
  • Be treat wise!!! Be careful of how much cake your children eat! Especially Santa Cake. You know this 'obesity epidemic' we keep hearing a lot about??? Santa cake is especially hazardous as it may encourage children to feel like to eat an excessive amount of cake in order to emulate their role model - Santa (perhaps - this is not always the case) - who is stereotypically portrayed as quite overweight.

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