Difficulty Level: Experienced to Advanced
This creative snowman cupcake features a holiday favorite – the Snowman. You will have conjured “Frosty’s” spirit up for a little Yuletide fun for your next gathering. This cupcake features a creamy blue butter cream frosting with white candy sprinkles. If you prefer, you can use smooth fondant.
Bakery/Cake Goods needed:
Snowman Decorating Supplies:
- Your favorite batch of vanilla cupcakes
- Your favorite butter cream frosting tinted light blue
Cupcake Decorating Tools:
- Pre-made batch of fondant in white
- Orange and Red paste food colors
- Small food safe paint brush
- Round Black Candy Sprinkles
- Rolling Pin
- Small knife
- Tooth Picks
- Wilton 1M Star Icing Tube
- Icing Bags
- White candy sprinkles
Directions for making the Snowman:
- Red or silver cupcake liners OR Christmas themed cupcake wrapper
Step 1: After kneading the fondant, break off a two small balls one larger than the other.
Step 2: Using the paint brush and a little water, adhere the two balls together one ball sitting atop the other. Use your fingers to work the fondant until the snowman can sit upright.
Step 3: Break off a small amount of fondant and color it orange and another small amount a color red. With the orange fondant, break off very small pieces and roll into a sausage. Cut the sausage into sections to form tiny cones. This will form the snowman’s nose. With the red fondant, roll out on a flat surface. Using the knife cut fondant into long strips. Cut fringes into each of the ends. This will form the snowman’s scarf.
Step 4: With the black round sprinkles, press into the snowman’s head for form eyes. Press other candies into his chest to form buttons. Using the paint brush and a little water, attach the nose.
Step 5: Again with the paint brush and a little water, paint around the “neck” of the snowman and wrap the scarf around the snowman’s neck.
Directions for Icing the Cupcake:
Step 1: Place 1M Star tip into an icing bag and fill with blue butter cream. In a swirl motion, ice the top of the cupcake.
Step 2: Place a snowman on top of each cupcake. Sprinkle on white candy sprinkles.
Finishing Touches for your snowman cupcake:
If you’ve already baked your cupcake in a colorful complimentary liner, you are set to go. You can also embellish your cupcake with a fun Christmas themed cupcake wrapper – purchased or one you made yourself. A snowflake themed cupcake wrapper would work nicely here.
Products used to decorate this cupcake:
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from this Snowman Cupcake page