Prepare cake according to recipe instructions. Cool.
Bake snowman cookie in non-stick pan. Cool.
For snowman cookie, roll fondant and attach to cookie with piping gel.
Tint fondant 1/2 oz. green, 1/4 oz. brown/red-red combination, 1/4 in. ball orange (for nose). Roll out at attach green fondant hat and scarf with piping gel. Attach orange fondant for nose and brown fondant for eyes and buttons.
Attach cookie stick to back of cookie with melted candy.
Tint a portion of fondant red. Roll out white and red fondant ropes in 3/8 in. diameter and 27 in. long and twist both colors together and wrap around base of cake. Sprinkle cake with confectioners' sugar.
Roll a small ball of fondant and place in center of cake and insert snowman on a stick.
Fondant ropes are an easy way to add dimension and color to a project. The twisted texture of the rope is outstanding for a cake border, garlands or shaped into candies like candy canes and lollipops. Can be used with the natural twisting look or smoothed out; it can have a tailored look or be fun and casual.