How to Make Melted Snowmen Cupcakes

A cute and fun way to get some smiles from the winter blues. This is a good suggestion for a class winter party.

Ingredients

  • Ingredients to make your preferred cupcakes (varies from recipe to recipe)
  • Ready-to-use icing or fondant (like Regalice)
  • Drop or two of orange food coloring
  • Black icing tube
  • M&Ms or red Smarties
  • 2 or 3 cups (240 to 360g) of icing sugar (powdered sugar)

Steps

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    Bake cupcakes. Choose your favorite cupcake recipe and make it according to the instructions.
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    Leave them to cool on the side while you start making your melted snowmen.
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    Roll a small amount of the fondant into a ball about the size of a cherry tomato to make the head.
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    Roll smaller balls than the head to create hats.
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    Take some fondant on the side and drop a few orange food coloring drops on it. Roll out a small "carrot-like" nose. Make indents on them with a knife.
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    Get a bowl and combine the icing/powdered sugar with a few drops of cold water. Try to achieve an icing that you can spread, so add more water a little at a time -- be careful not to make it too runny. Runny icing may fall off the cupcake and may not hold the snowman's head on right.
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    Ice the cupcakes with the icing sugar.
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    Put the head on the cupcake. Position it either at the edge or the middle of the cupcake. Use a dab of the icing sugar to "glue" the M&M or Smartie on top of the head and then "glue" the hat on top of the candy piece.
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    Create eyes and buttons with the black icing and position the orange icing/fondant nose in the middle of the head.

Things You'll Need

  • Electric hand whisk or mixing spoon
  • Cupcake or muffin tins
  • Oven
  • Bowl
  • Spoon

Sources and Citations

Article Info

Categories: Cupcakes