Friday, December 2, 2011

Snowman Cake

I live in the Sunshine State, where it never snows.
We don't get to have snowball fights or make snowmen on the front lawn around here.
I suppose we could go to the beach and make a snowman out of sand,
but that wouldn't be quite the same, would it?

However, I'm not completely ignorant about snow.
I have spent 7 winters living in Idaho and Utah - LOTS of snow there.
It is so beautiful, seeing the world covered with a blanket of white.
But given the choice, I would still rather live in Florida...
and make snowmen out of white chocolate.

Want to make a snowman cake?
First, melt some white chocolate chips or candy melts and put them in a piping bag.
You can add some red food coloring to make scarves & earmuffs, and melt some semi-sweet chocolate chips for the hats. These snowmen would be quite easy to make freehand, but I always prefer to have some kind of guide. So I printed out this cute guy in a couple sizes for my template.

When your snowmen have set up, flip them over.

 Chocolate covered sunflower seeds make great snowman noses! (I bought these on clearance after Valentine's Day, just knowing I would use them for something.) I picked out the ones that were small and round.

 Attach the noses with a dab of melted chocolate. Pipe on some eyes, mouths and buttons. I made each of my snowpeople a little different to give them some personality. :0)

See the cute little guy on the right? My daughter thought his earmuffs were headphones. He does look like he is enjoying some good tunes, doesn't he?

Next, make a fluffy buttercream snowdrift (Wilton tip #12) for your snowmen to stand in and arrange them around your cake. They would also make cute cupcake toppers. Enjoy!


  1. They're so cute!

    I live in Utah, so it wouldn't look so out of place if I made it here ;-) We got a dusting of snow today! I can't wait until we get several inches.

  2. Just gorgeous! It never snows here in Australia either - often Christmas involves a sweltering day and a swim in the pool after lunch! But there is always room for a chocolate snowman! :)

  3. Really cute cake!! I love to see that we can make fun designs with melted chocolate and that we don't always have to use fondant!

  4. Awww so cute! Love it!!! I haven't seen snow in YEARS!

    Found you on TT&J! :) I would love for you to come by and link this up and any other projects you have on my new "Create and Inspire" linky party! ;)

    Angie From A Little Inspiration

  5. Robin, your cake is adorable! Love the snowman and thank you for the great tutorial. My grand kids will LOVE this.

  6. This cake is so cute!

    Here from Sundae Scoop


  8. I LOVE THIS! I'm looking for snowman cake ideas for my daughters first birthday! This is definitely getting pinned!!! Thanks for sharing. I found your link through the Cherished Bliss link up party and now I'm a new follower! Thanks again, LOVE IT!

  9. this is so darling I'd love you to add it to what we wore and made party over at

  10. nice opinion, thanks for sharing...

  11. love it! i used candy melt all the time for decorations, love how versatile it is...great job!

  12. What an amazingly cute and creative cake - I love it!

  13. You amaze me! These are totally adorable ~ and would make kids and adults very happy.


  14. Robin, you are so talented! This cake turned out so adorable!
    I just wanted to let you know that you have been featured at this week's {nifty thrifty sunday}!
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

  15. OMG, you are one talented lady! I LOVE this super cute cake..I have a soft spot for snowmen and penguins! This would also be a great project to link up

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  16. This cake is so adorable! =)
    I love snowmen!

  17. Oh my gosh, that's adorable! You make the best looking yummies! :)


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