Who didn't love catching snowflakes with their tongue? A fun treat to celebrate the first snow day of the year, these Taste of Winter Snowman Cupcakes feature cute snowmen capturing the first snowflakes of the season. A cute and easy Christmas cupcake that as a unique 3D effect, these tasty treats would be great for holiday bake sales or any winter celebration with the family. Simple and fun to decorate, these holiday cupcakes will make kids and adults alike excited for the coming season.
Make fondant hats. For each cupcake, tint 1 1/2 oz. fondant lemon yellow/sky blue combination (for lime green), a 1 in. ball kelly green, a 1 in. ball red-red/black combination (for dark red). Knead 1/4 teaspoon Gum-Tex into lime green.
Use 9 in. fondant roller with pink guide rings to roll out fondant 1/16 in. thick as needed. Use hat pattern and knife to cut out lime green hat. Place on cornstarch-dusted, parchment paper-covered boards. Use pattern to cut kelly green stripes. Use damp brush to attach. Use pattern and knife to cut dark red brim; attach. Use wide end of tip 1A to cut dark red pompom; use back of knife to score texture lines. Let all dry 24 hours.
Bake and cool cupcakes.
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Ice cupcakes. Make buttercream icing following recipe directions. Use spatula to ice cupcake tops smooth.
Make fondant trims. For each cupcake, tint a 1/2 in. ball of fondant black, a 3/4 in. ball orange and a 1 in. ball red-red.
Roll out black fondant 1/16 in. thick. Use pattern and knife to cut out mouth; position on cupcake. Roll an orange ball, 3/4 in. dia. Shape into a cone for nose, 1/2 in. dia. at base x 1 1/8 in. high; attach. Roll a red ball, 1 in. dia. Shape into tongue, 1 in. wide x 1/4 in. thick x 1 in. long, with rounded front and straight back. Use tip 2 and white icing to pipe outline snowflake,
1/2 in. dia.
Melt red Candy Melts candy according to package directions. Use melted red candy in cut parchment bag to attach tongue to mouth; hold in position until set, 3 to 5 minutes.
Assemble hat. Cut lollipop sticks to 3 in. long. Insert horizontally into cupcake at top of baking cup, leaving 1 1/4 in. extended to support hat; keep level. Brush stick with melted candy; immediately position hat and hold until candy sets, 3 to 5 minutes. Attach pompom with melted candy. Let set.