Red Hot Holidays

Snowman Cake Pops

I’m excited to share some cute new snowman cake pops with you guys today. I made them for my friend Betty. As in Crocker. As in cra-zee!

I was asked to create a holiday-inspired cake pop project to be included in this year’s, The Betty 10: Red Hot Holiday Trends where Betty Crocker features ideas and recipes to inspire your holiday festivities. Hey, that rhymed. They were just announced earlier this week and the trends look fantastic.

Anyway… Eeeek! Of course I said yes. And I hope my Granny is smiling right now. She would be so proud to see me hanging out with Betty and probably pretty surprised that I bake … (And eat pecans, too).

You may recognize these little snowman heads. They were inspired by these snowmen gingerbread head cookies I made last year. I love ’em and kinda wish I had made them earlier … like in time to include in the holiday book I have out now. That’s ok, there’s another cute snowman in there. Snowmen are fun because you can really change up their look so many ways with hats, scarves, bodies, heads, earmuffs, color and candy. Frosty, too!

Cake Pops

To get started I used crumbled white cake. The finer the crumbs the smoother the cake ball base you will have when you dip. Also, using light color cakes with white candy coating will make it less likely that the cake color will show through the candy.

The coating in this picture is Mercken’s Super White. Super fluid by the way.


Right after you dip, insert an orange coated sunflower seed for a carrot nose and let dry.


Then dip the top in a second color and before it dries, sprinkle with white sanding sugar.

Snowman Cake Pop

When that dries, dot on more coating around the perimeter of the hat color with a toothpick and sprinkle again with sanding sugar.

Snowman Cap

Before it all dries, use the toothpick to help define indentions for a sweet little cap.

Snowman Cake Pop

Or you can use a toothpick to apply a big band of white coating.

Snowman Cap

And sprinkle with white sanding sugar for a two-tone cap.

Sprinkles and candy

When the pops dry, use more sprinkles or candy to decorate using candy coating as glue.

Black confetti sprinkles make great eyes made out of coal.

Pastel pink confetti sprinkles make sweet cheeks.

Jumbo snowflakes to top off the caps.

And I hear Tic Tacs make great ear muffs. I used these for the color but you can easily swap it out for M&M’s or another similar candy.

Edible Ink pen

Dot or draw on sweet smiles with a black edible ink pen like Americolor.

Sweet Snowmen

Big smile! Say freeze.

Snowman Cake Pops

Thanks for including me Betty!

Here’s the complete list of The Betty 10: Red Hot Holiday Trends

And here’s the Snowman Cake Pops Recipe.

Enjoy and hope your holidays are red hot.

Have you made holiday cake pops? Plan to make them?
Share what you’re up to. I’d love to see all the sweetness.

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95 comments on “Red Hot Holidays”

  1. Ahhh!!!! I love those so much! You must be the master of cuteness! :)

  2. they look so cute!!!

  3. I’m melting over here.

  4. Amazing, i’m in love with this cake pops!

  5. Aww – LOVE these, so cute! :-)

  6. OMG they are super adorable. I would love to try these .:0)



  7. So cute!!!! Do you just have random designs pop in your head when you look at something? Your imagination is endless, love it!

  8. OK those are adorable. I love the two-tone hats.

  9. Ohmygoodness these are adorable! A tiny little consolation for the fact that winter is totally here!

  10. Congratulations to you! How wonderful! :-) These are adorable. My favorite is the lady snowman with the cute hat! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

  11. Too cute! And every tiny detail is so expertly done…amazing!

  12. Wilton makes a set of sprinkles that are cat and dog ears. The dog ears are blue and oval and make great earmuffs. The orange triangle cat ears work for noses if you can’t find the seeds too!

  13. So cute! I can never have the patience to make some of these but I live vicariously through you :-)

  14. Cute! My sister and I are planning to make cake pops as christmas gifts this year, maybe we will make these ones:)

  15. These are so precious! Love the two different hats you made and the muffs too! Have a great Thanksgiving!

  16. I checked out the Betty Crocker site. Did you know that one of these lil dudes is about 80 calories? Who can go wrong with that?

  17. Very cute! I just bought the cake pops holiday book and plan on making a few pops from the book as Christmas presents for family and friends.

  18. You wow me with your ideas everytime! Supah-cute!

  19. The snowman cake pops are crazy adorable! And I love that you can customize them with whatever sprinkles you have on hand.

  20. Congrats and these are super adorable.

  21. Super duper cute!!! Love ’em! Big congrats to you too! xo

  22. Adorable! Love the colors too :)

  23. so cute, I made snow men last week but my candy melts are evil, I must try the super white ones.

  24. this weekend I am making cake pops for the very first time for my nieces birthday. She wants Hello Kitty cake pops. Is that too agressive a cake pop for my first time? Any suggestions?!?! I need suggestions terribly..I fear a hot mess is on the horizon.

  25. Last year I made the Santa Hats for my neighbors.

  26. You’ve done it again!!! These are so, so cute and adorable.

  27. Mine never turn out as cute as yours. You’re an artist, I’m a wanna be. ;)

  28. I love these! So cute! There are so many cake pops I want to make for Christmas this year. I’m going to have to narrow it down to just a few. ;-)

  29. How fun! I had no idea Tic Tacs made such cute ear muffs. Love these.

  30. Is it pathetic that I was super excited to see you blogging in-between Mondays? These snowmen are super cute–I’ll have to try them when I do my holiday baking!

  31. You are my inspiration!

    Waiting for my “Cake Pops Holiday” book to be delivered any day now!

    You rock!

    Your biggest fan in Hampton, NH!

  32. Oh my these are just too sweet. I will be making them very soon!

  33. Visiting your website – especially during holidays – always brings the biggest smile to my face! These are so sweet :)

  34. Not yet Bakerella, but you inspire me maybe sometime soon! :D

  35. Those are so cute and cheery-the perfect thing for the winter blues :D

  36. So cute! I made some snow man cake balls at the start of the month, I made them little top hats out of black candy coating-colored marshmallows and Oreo bottoms. Candy corn was still in stock (YES! Boo-ya. I love candy corn!), so I used that for the noses.

  37. I love these. They are so cute, it would be almost criminal to eat them… You are so amazing at decorating! I always come here when I need some baking inspiration! Since december is just around the corner I feel a a sudden urge to try my hand at making some christmas themed cake pops! ^_^

  38. Just the cutest little jolly snowmen ever! <3 Thank you for sharing :D

  39. These are adorable! Sometimes I wish I could decorate these as well as you, but alas, I can’t. :)

  40. Thanks guys! These were really fun to make.

  41. I recognized these little cuties right away as cousins to the adorable cookies you made last year! If possible, these are even cuter! Really..I’m smiling just like the pops! I have made your Frosty pops for my sisters birthday..but none lately. Today I made “Turkey in the Straw” cupcakes for my blog! So cool you’re in Betty’s top 10! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your Mom. :)

  42. Those are so cute love the snowman pops

  43. These are so cute! What an amazing accomplishment. Congrats!

  44. So cute! I keep seeing your books in local bookstores, just want to say you rock!

  45. I love the hat it looks just like glittery wool. Adorable for Christmas. Thank you.

  46. Hey Bakerella!
    I have a small problem with my cake pops. Everytime I try to make cake pops, a) my candy coating sets WAY too fast for me to put anything on it. b) I get swirls on the pops instead of it being smooth. and c) If I do try to tap off the excess, the pop falls apart.
    Can you please help me? Thanks!

  47. These are the cutest little things!! I love all the different versions :) Congrats on the Betty 10!

  48. I made some snowman cake pops from your Cake Pops book!

  49. Congratulations on the honor of making Betty Crocker’s top ten! Your grandma must be proud that you too are turning into an American icon!

  50. Non ho parole!!sono MERAVIGLIOSI!!!

  51. Oooh! How cute, I HAVE TO make these … no questions asked :)

  52. adorable! must share with my crafty daughter:)

  53. Hi Bakerella! I was wondering, is candy coating the same as chocolate melts in Australia? They look the same. Would they works the same?

  54. ????Super, they are all so cute i dont know which one can be my favourite.Anyways i also Betty Crocker i was so excited when i read you did it for betty crocker.i have have looking for cake pops in Betty Crocker for so long long i was sad when i couldn’t find them but now i can Yay!!! i wish you could put this recipe in the book????

  55. I loved making these! My kids loved eating them too!!! I only had a hard time coating the sunflower seeds with orange chocolate and inserting them… they would sort of also melt on my fingers… any tips? yours look so shiny… do you dip yours or do you buy them already coated? that part was challenging for me… ;)

  56. So beautiful! I loved the cookie version of these guys and now these are so perfect as well! I wish I was as talented as you are with cake pops! You are amazing Angie :)

  57. Super cute! I’ll give this a try sometime. Thank you!

  58. Thanks for sharing this idea! ;)

  59. they are so adorable! thank you for all your creative ideas!! i tried my hand at snowman cake pops last year for a holiday party —

  60. Your ideas always amaze me! These snowmen are adorable and are the perfect holiday treat :)

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  62. It put a smile to ma face, so cute!

  63. question for anyone who can help:

    when you make cake balls how do you get it so that crumbs dont mix into the chocolate and get it lumpy? i made some recently and toward the end the chocolate was so thick because of the crumbs that i could barely coat it.

  64. Awww, they’re so cute!!! Hopefully i can make those after i make my smily ones :D

  65. Precious snowman cake pops Angie!! I would like to pass them out on the chairlift. Could you imagine how many friends I would make??!!

  66. one of the cutest things i’ve seen in a long time!
    brilliant idea!

  67. Those are definitely adorable! Love them!

  68. I love the hats and earmuffs!!! Too cute! I would love to try these, but my family’s allergies limit us to allergen free chocolate for coating.
    But, I do plan to make more of the allergen free chocolate peppermint candy cane cake pops pictured in my collage (
    Happy Holidays!!!

  69. oh these are sooooo adorable..thanks for sharing

    xoxo Wengie

  70. These are so cute! I’ve been following your blog for a while but have only just tried making cake pops as I thought they’d be too difficult. Anyway they turned out ok and were surprisingly easy so I will definitely be trying them again – maybe a more adventurous design! :-) (My attempt is here if you fancy a peek –

  71. wow they are sooooooooo amazing and cute

  72. Haha these Frosties are amazing and funny!

  73. These Frosties are amazing and funny!

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  75. u are the coolest your so creative i just admire you!!!!!!!

  76. thats sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute and cool

  77. pooooooooooo

  78. didn’t mean that cus they’re so adorable but couldn’t u make some simple recipes instead of just showing off?

  79. This is awesome!!! Perfect for Christmas too XD Looks yummy mmmmm *drool*

  80. These pops looks beautiful and delicious.

  81. Those snowmen pops are adorable! I love the step by step pictures, they are super helpful. You make it look so easy :)

  82. It put a smile to ma face, so cute!

  83. These are so precious! Love the two different hats you made and the muffs too!

  84. I mean smile all around. Just Hyper Amazing!

  85. Very interesting post. Thanks for share

  86. So adorable! I can never have the tolerance to make a portion of these however I live vicariously through you :- )

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