Remember building your first real snowman? Now it?s time to make a holiday cake to commemorate that event! Our Dapper Dude Snowman cake sports a traditional broomstick, top hat, pipe and carrot nose?all edible and enjoyable!
At least 48 hours in advance: Make fondant hat and broom. Let dry overnight on cornstarch-dusted board.
To make hat: Mix green fondant from Primary Colors Multi Pack with 1/2 teaspoon of Gum-Tex?, roll out 1/8 in. thick. For brim, cut a 5 in. circle with a 2 1/4 in. circle cut out at center. Let dry on cornstarch-dusted board. Cut a 3 in. circle for top of hat and turn over.
For hat sides, cut a 10 x 2 in. strip; wrap around top of hat, attach with
thinned fondant adhesive. Support inside with double-thick strip of freezer paper, facing shiny side toward fondant. Let dry overnight. Remove freezer paper and attach hat to brim with thinned fondant adhesive.
For hatband, roll out red fondant 1/8 in. thick; cut a 10 x 1/2 in. strip; attach with damp brush. Let dry overnight on cornstarch-dusted board.
To make broom: Mix yellow fondant from Primary Colors Multi Pack with 1/2 teaspoon of Gum-Tex?. Roll out 1/8 in. thick. Cut an 8 x 2 in. strip; with scissors, cut 1 1/4 x 1/8 in. fringe.
Wrap a 1 1/2 x 1/2 in. log around tip of pretzel rod, extending 1 in. beyond end. Brush back of fringed fondant with damp brush and wrap around pretzel end, shaping into broom. Let dry overnight on cornstarch-dusted board.
Bake cake using firm-textured batter such as pound cake; let cool. Trim off ears and arm area near face. Pipe tip 8 ball eyes and cheeks (flatten and smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Pipe tip 3 dot pupils and outline mouth.
For nose, combine a small amount of red fondant with yellow; shape into a 1 in. cone. Cut a lollipop stick to 3 in. and insert in bottom of nose; insert in cake.
Build up arms with tip 12. Cover cake and overpipe arms and cheeks with tip 17 stars. Position broom in hand area; overpipe hand with tip 12 and cover with tip 17 stars.
For pipe, trim lollipop stick to 3 in; insert stick into marshmallow. Tint a small amount of vanilla black and brush on stick; let dry.
Rated 4 out of
Joy Ann from
This was a perfect cake idea for Christmas or for that special winter get together. It is very easy to design and was a big hit as our Christmas table centerpiece. I made the hat out of rice crispy treats for an added treat. I would recommend this idea and will defiantly make it again.
Date published: 2011-01-15
Rated 4 out of
I think even if you are a beginner you can do this cake. It is time consuming but well worth it. I made this for a Christmas party and they LOVED it! I even had requests to do another. Loved all the details and they were very easy to do.
Date published: 2010-12-06
Rated 4 out of
I had difficulty cutting the ears off and making this little guys head round. I accidentally chopped off more of his head on one side and had to build it back up with icing. Got great reviews at last year's church potluck though.