This melting snowman cake is perfectly adorable without a crazy amount of effort!
Hey, guys! Do you wanna build a snowman?
That’s actually not even funny, especially if you have a preschooler. At this point in my life, Ana and Elsa are dead to me, except they’re not because ALL THE MERCHANDISE FOR INFINITY.
So, hi there. Still living in Frozen land over here, 3 years later.
On a good note, Moana completely captured our hearts. If you haven’t seen it, you HAVE to! I cried during the movie, which is such a typical mom thing to do. And then I promptly downloaded the soundtrack as anyone does when Lin Manuel Miranda is involved. And now we sing “You’re Welcome” all day every day and it’s wonderful.
Back on the subject of snowmen – isn’t this little cake kind of adorable? And it’s so easy! I promise!
I know that I say that a lot — it’s so easy! You can do this! And most of the time I mean it, but bless us all, sometimes I’m fibbing just a smidge. Not because I mean to, but because I forget how challenged some people are in the kitchen. It’s kind of like me and anything involving sports of any kind. Catching things LOOKS simple in theory, until a ball is flying at my face and the next thing you know, I’m on the ground in the fetal position, wishing I was in my safe warm house eating Little Debbies and watching Dr. Phil.
Also, it’s been a goal of mine to say “ball flying at my face” on this blog for years now. ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED. Hooray!
I could sit and type out eleventy directions, but usually a visual is more helpful. As you can see, the snowman’s head is made from a Hostess Snoball and I attached all the details with a bit of melted white chocolate. The “melted” part is simply a thick buttercream glaze that you spread over the top of the cake and let it drip down the sides.
Use any cake recipe with this! I’m including my standard buttercream recipe at the bottom of this post (along with the glaze), but I just went with a cake mix this go around. If you need a good homemade chocolate or confetti cake, I’ve got those, too!
I hope you love this cute little cake as much as I do!
- 3 sticks salted butter, softened slightly (should dent when pressed with fingers but still be cool to touch)
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 6 cups powdered sugar
- Preferred food coloring
- White Poured Frosting:
- 2 TBS salted butter, melted
- 2 TBS heavy cream
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 TBS light corn syrup
- In the bowl of your mixer, beat butter, cream, and vanilla on medium-low speed until combined.
- With the mixer on low, slowly add powdered sugar until just barely mixed. Stop the mixer and scrape the sides of the bowl. Add desired food coloring. Turn the mixer on high and beat for one minute.
- Assemble and frost cake -- I used 3 (8 inch) rounds
- Chill frosted cake for at least one hour.
- Prepare poured frosting: Whisk together melted butter, heavy cream, and powdered sugar until smooth. Stir in light corn syrup. Pour frosting over the top of the cake, spreading to the edges so it can drip down the sides.
- Add snowman and accents to top of cake.
Thanks so much for reading and have a happy Wednesday!