To make gingerbread for men, start by mixing salt, baking powder, flour, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon in a large bowl. Then combine butter, sugar, water, molasses and vanilla in a separate bowl. When you are done mixing the wet ingredients, gradually stir in the dry ingredients until a dough is formed. Then wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours. Roll out the dough after 2 hours and cut the gingerbread men with cookies. Finally, bake the cakes for 9-12 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit. To learn how to decorate gingerbread men after baking them, scroll down!