I made some sweet snowman cupcakes this weekend and it kinda looks like it’s been snowing powdered sugar in my kitchen. These snowman heads were inspired by one of my new and now absolute favorite Christmas decorations. I’ll show you in a minute. It’s awesome!
But let me walk you through how I made these first.
The heads. I just picked up some powdered doughnuts to play with. They needed to be rolled in more sugar though to cover up some of the dark areas.
The snowmen bodies were just frosting. I kept it on the thick side, so it would stay sturdy and hold it’s round shape when the heads were placed.
Oh yeah … I used this recipe for the cupcakes.
Right after frosting each one, coat with powdered sugar to match the doughnuts and make it look like one snowy body.
The scarves were pink tinted frosting piped on top. When you place the heads and press down, it will look like the scarf wraps all the way around. Then you can sprinkle a little sanding sugar on top for an extra snowy look. You can also put the heads on a lollipop and insert to make it more stable.
One tip – If you want your frosting white, use shortening instead of all butter. It would have made the bodies look brighter. See the frosting and recipe here.
Now for the faces.
I decorated the doughnuts while they layed on a small tray. Just poke a toothpick in position for all the facial features.
Then press chocolate jimmies in for the eyes and mouth and orange sunflowers seeds for the nose.
These Smooth and Melty Mints in pink worked out great as snow dotted buttons on each belly.
And the hats… just gently sawed off waffle cones. You might say that’s a waste of a waffle cone, but I’m not much of an ice cream cone person. I like my ice cream in a cup with a cone on the side. So I just save the unused pieces and use them like nachos.
And speaking of ice cream, let me show you the inspiration for these cupcakes.
It’s Santa’s Frozen Treats Ice Cream Truck topped with a sweet little snowman head.
I. Love. This. Thing.
P.S. I think the cupcakes are cute, but after the fact I now wish I had made them into cake pops. Just look at that little head. I’m pretty sure I could have made the faces way cuter and definitely less messier. Until next time.
Back to Santa. Inside the truck is an ice cream sundae train track complete with moving train, lighted interior and it even plays 8 holiday tunes. It just makes me happy so I guess I’m going to have to leave it out all year long.
Here’s a short video of it in action on my instagram.