Christmas cake with a difference. I’ve embraced the cut out technique using an actual gingerbread man cutter. Feel free to use one large gingerbread man or, depending on the size of your cake, a mix. I prefer to keep my gingerbread men looking quite classic, but decorate them however you like. Coloured sweet buttons and candy canes are both popular choices. Equipment and preparation: You will need gingerbread man cutters of various sizes and a piping bag.