A Snowball Effect Cake
Cake serves 18.
Lightly ice hat and scarf area smooth.
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.
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