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Snowman Summit Cake

Everywhere you look on this 2-tier cake you see happy snowmen coming and going. Fondant covered cake with fondant stars and snowmen with fondant accessories. A beautiful creation to make ahead so you can enjoy your guests.


Difficulty: Medium


Step 1

In advance: Prepare Chocolate Fondant and tint black. Roll out 1/8 in. thick and cover base board. Reserve remaining black fondant.

Step 2

Also: Make and assemble snowmen.

Step 3

And: Prepare stars. Roll out white fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut 45 stars using smallest Cut-Out. Brush with Piping Gel and sprinkle with Sparkling Sugar. Let dry on cornstarch-dusted surface.

Step 4

Bake and cool 2-layer cakes (trim layers to 21/2 in. for 5 in. high tiers). Prepare for Stacked Construction and cover with 60 oz. tinted rolled fondant. Roll out white fondant 1/8 in. thick for snow drifts. For 6 in. cake, cut a 20 x 2 in. strip; use knife to cut random waves into top edge. Roll up strip then unroll around base of cake, attaching with damp brush; smooth. For 10 in. cake, cut a 20 x 2 in. and a 12 x 2 in. strip and repeat as above. For scrolls, roll white fondant into 1/8 in. diameter ropes in various lengths. Use piping gel in cut parchment bag to pipe scroll designs onto snow drifts; attach ropes over designs, trimming as needed. Pipe a line of piping gel over ropes; use brush to spread to coat evenly. Sprinkle with Sparkling Sugar. Position cakes on prepared base. Attach stars to cake sides using piping gel. Insert snowmen, trimming sticks as needed. For bottom snowman, use tip of knife to cut a small hole in base board to hold stick.

*Combine Red-Red with Christmas Red for red shown. Combine Violet with Rose for violet shown.