I’m going to go ahead and start this post with an apology. I created this adorable and easy marshmallow snowman cake last Christmas. I remember that I came up with the idea last minute and I remember that I didn’t have a lot of time to get it done. What I don’t remember is what I did with all the process shots. Oops! I’ll even add that I thought I had already published this last year and only realized I hadn’t when I went to go move it to the header of my homepage. Wow. Yes, scary insight into my brain.
The good news is that this cake couldn’t be simpler to execute! I have faith in you! I believe that process shots would only hinder your creativity when making your very own marshmallow snowman cake. You can do it! In lieu of process shots, here’s a picture of me cheering you on, complete with a chocolate smudge on my thumb.
Normally, I would totally just break open a bag of marshmallows and bang out a few pics for the post, but I am in the middle of book writing! This procrastibaking book isn’t going to write itself, no matter what I do to try and avoid it. Not talking out of school here. It’s well documented that I bake (and YouTube, and Real Housewife watch, and do a number of other odd things) to avoid working. Now, I’m documenting all of the delicious recipes that I make while avoiding other baking in a book all because I posted on Instagram about that bad habit. The internet is a weird place, but I am here for it!
I’m hopeful that I’ll come back and shoot a few process shots later this winter after the book is completed, or maybe next Christmas… It’s always good to have hope.
How to Make an Easy Marshmallow Snowman Cake
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- Cake finished with blue buttercream (I used my American Buttercream Recipe and Americolor Sky Gel Coloring)
- Regular marshmallows
- Mini marshmallows
- Black pearl sprinkles
- Orange jelly beans
- Mini Peppermint Patties
- Regular Peppermint Patties
- White nonpareils
Make the Bodies
Slice regular marshmallows in half horizontally. Place two marshmallows on the side of your cake, one on top of another, cut side toward the cake. Top the snowman with another marshmallow slice, but this time cut side facing out.
Add the Faces
Arrange black sprinkles on the top marshmallow to make the snowman’s eyes and mouth using the stickiness of the marshmallow as your adhesive. Cut an orange jelly bean in half lengthwise and pinch one of the ends to form a carrot shape. Stick the jellybean half onto the snowman’s face, cut side down, to make the snowman’s nose.
Make the Top Hats & Arms
Cut one regular and one mini Peppermint Patty in half. Place half of the regular patty on top of the snowman’s head, cut side towards the cake. Stack the mini patty halves on top of each other and place them on top of the regular half cut side towards the cake. Slice two thin strips from the remaining half of the regular patty to make the snowman’s arms.
Add the Snow
Once you’ve made as many snowmen as you’d like on your cake, fill in between them with piles of mini marshmallows. Add mini marshmallows to the ends of some of the snowmen’s arms like they’re having a little snowball fight. Sprinkle white nonpareils all over the cake to create a tiny, sweet blizzard.
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