Ice face area fluffy with spatula. Trace mouth pattern with toothpick. Ice mouth smooth with spatula; pipe tip 4 bead tongue (smooth mouth and tongue with finger dipped in cornstarch). Ice snowman body fluffy with spatula.
Cover scarf and buttons with tip 129 stars. Cut marshmallows in half and position for eyes and nose. Pipe tip 4 dot pupils (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Pipe tip 129 star cheeks.
Cover hat with tip 129 stars; pipe tip 129 star holly leaves with tip 4 dot berries.
To make pipe: ice top and bottom of marshmallow smooth, cover sides with tip 4 zigzags. Ice lollipop stick with green icing. Insert lollipop stick in marshmallow and position in cake.
To make snowballs: Ice fluffy with spatula and thinned white icing. Position snowballs around snowman cake and place 1 1/2 in. lengths of licorice for motion lines.
Note: To achieve black shade add black icing color to chocolate icing. Use thinned white icing for snowman and snowballs.
The star tip creates the most celebrated, easily accomplished decorations! The serrated edges of the star tip make ridges in the icing as you squeeze it out. Because fill in requires so much piping from the same bag, keep replenishing icing in bag.
A Snowball Effect Cake is rated
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Rated 4 out of
This is my favorite pan to work with in the winter. You can start with the idea above and change it to fit your needs. I love the different textures. The change from stars and smooth areas really make them pop. I like to make the scarf with a flatter tip like #47 and then for the tassels at the end tip #16. The buttons and eyes can be candy.
I did not have the ball pan so I simply made cupcakes to represent the snowballs.
Great for kids parties.
Date published: 2010-12-03
Rated 5 out of
This snowman cake is awsome. I made for my grandmother for Christmas and she looooove it. I used a few different colors but other wise it was the same. This is a great cake.