Print out the Nativity Scene Printable, cut the paper to separate the two sizes. Choose which size you would like to use (I recommend the 5” size for a 6” cake, and 7” for a 9” cake).
Place the printable on a flat surface (baking sheet, cutting board, piece of cardboard, etc) and cover it with waxed paper.
Tape the waxed paper securely over the Nativity scene printable, set aside.
Assemble a piping bag fitted with a Wilton round decorating tip #7 (or another similar sized, round decorating tip), set aside.
Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave for 60 seconds. Stir until the chips are melted and chocolate is smooth. If necessary, return to the microwave for 30 second increments until the chocolate is melted, stirring well after each. (Alternately, you can melt the chocolate on the stovetop over medium/low heat or in a double boiler). Be careful not to heat it too warm. If the chocolate gets too warm it will be runny and you will need to let it cool slightly before the next steps.
Pour the melted chocolate into the prepared decorating bag.
Carefully “trace” the Nativity Scene Printable with the chocolate on the black lines, gently squeezing the melted chocolate out as you go.
Once you have covered the entire design with chocolate, very carefully transfer the apparatus (surface, waxed paper, printable traced in chocolate) to the freezer to harden.
Frost the cake:
Remove Cake from the freezer and frost using homemade or store bought frosting. I recommend white for the simple elegant look, but any color or flavor can be used.
Putting it together.
Once the cake is frosted, carefully remove the nativity topper from the freezer.
Remove the tape from the waxed paper and lift it off of the surface it was attached to.
Gently pull away the waxed paper from the chocolate nativity scene.
Immediately place the chocolate nativity scene onto the top of the frosted cake.
Place the cake in the refrigerator, and be sure to remove it from the refrigerator 1-2 hours before you plan to serve it!
How to make a Birthday Cake For Jesus (Nativity Cake) https://joyfoodsunshine.com/nativity-cake/ December 2, 2018