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Snowman Christmas Cake – Fun Dessert Idea

Your kids will love to make this sweet snowman Christmas cake.  The cake will be the hit of your Christmas buffet.  

He is made of a chocolate base and covered in butter cream frosting and then decorated.

The cake is easy to make and kids will love to help you decorate it with their favorite sweet treats.

Let it snow!

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Making the snowman Christmas cake

Make your cake by following the recipe below.  While the cake is cooling make the butter cream frosting.

You will need:

  • 1 cup of unsalted butter
  • 6 cups of confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/2 cup light cream
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • blue food coloring

In a large bowl, with mixer on a low speed, beat all of the ingredients, except the food coloring until just blended.  Increase the speed to medium and continue beating until the frosting is smooth and fluffy, about 1 minute.  

Buttercream frostingSet aside 1 3/4 cups of the frosting.  Tint the remainder of the frosting a sky blue color.

Outline the snowman with a toothpick with frosting on top of the cooled cake. Spread the snowman inside the lines with white frosting being sure to leave some to make the beads around the outside of the cake.  Place the extra frosting in a decorating bag with a #5 beading tip.

To decorate the snowman:

You will need the following supplies:

  • 1 chocolate covered wafer cookie
  • 2 chocolate covered thin mints
  • 1 spearmint leaf jelly candy
  • 3 red mini M & Ms
  • 2 Junior Mints
  • 1 orange jelly candy
  • 2 1/2″ piece of red licorice lace
  • 1 roll of strawberry fruit roll up
  • 1 red M & M
  • 4 peppermint candies
  • sweetened coconut
  • white star decorating candies

For the hat: 

Place the wafer cookie bar on a slant on top of the head for the brim of the hat.  Place the thin mints, slightly overlapping them above the brim.  Cut two triangle from the spearmint jelly candy for holly leaves, and attach to the brim.  Add the 3 red mini M& Ms in the center of the holly.

snowman hatFor the Face:

Position the Junior Mints for the eyes.  Use a piece of the orange jelly candy for the nose.  For the mouth arrange a piece of the licorice lace in an upturned position. 

snowman faceFor the scarf:

Cut the fruit roll up for the scarf and place on the neck.  Attach the large red M & M on the scarf.

snowman scarf

For the buttons:

Arrange the peppermint candies on the upper and lower snowman body.

snowman buttonsFor the base:

Sprinkle sweetened coconut at the base of the cake.  Decorate the sky with white star decorating candies. 

Use the icing in the bag to pipe beads all around the outside of the cake.Sweet snowman Christmas cake

If you enjoy Christmas themed decorations, be sure to check out my post about gingerbread house tips to make your project perfect this year.


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