Sunday, January 15, 2012

Snowman cupcakes

This snowman looks a bit like he's melting... I had them make two extra for their parents but I'm pretty sure they were eaten on the bus home.

A creative snowman

What we made for the Christmas dinner

Yet another Pinterest project!  I decided to make a class out of these clever cupcakes. Not with my three and four year old tots but with an older afternoon class of all boys.  They didn't enjoy it as much as I did.  They did enjoy eating the candy that they were supposed to be using for decoration however.

Christmas Eve, before our Christmas movie marathon with the Irish, we sat in the kitchen, watching Kyle's favorite Christmas movie, " A Christmas Story" and decorated these snowmen.  I forgot to use the coconut I'd saved for these adorable, edible snacks.  Alas, I'll just have to make them again another year.

The recipe came from Paula Dean, a chef featured on Food network who is well known for her southern cooking style and decadence, aka: indulgent fatty and yet delicious foods.


12 prepared cupcakes from one white cake mix
2 cans Prepared white frosting
12 Large Marshmallows
2 cups coconut
Candy for decorating:
Hershey kisses for a beret
candy corn for a carrot nose
mini chocolate chips for eyes and buttons
Fruit strips, cut in two for a colorful scarf


PreHeat - 350°
Frost cupcakes with a rounded mound of of the frosting.  Place the coconut in a bowl and dip the frosted cupcakes in the coconut.  Place dipped cupcakes on a baking sheet and put tray in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes.  Remove from the refrigerator and using the remaining frosting as glue for the snowman’s clothing, eyes and nose. Place in the refrigerator when finished.  Have fun! Use whatever candy you like.  Make it your own.

1 comment:

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