Snowman Cupcakes

There’s just something about sitting on my couch and looking out the window and watching it snow. It brings me peace and it makes me want to bake.  That’s what inspired these snowman cupcakes. 

The best part about these cupcakes is that you can decorate them so many ways with whatever you have laying around in your pantry. Here is what I used: Pretzel sticks, fondant and edible marker. You could use whatever you want. I think it would be cute to add a scarf from a fruit roll up. Instead of fondant you could use marshmallows for the body.  Just have fun and make them your own.  

Snowman Cupcakes

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Cupcakes
Author Jennifer Grooms


  • 12 of your favorite vanilla cupcakes
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp milk
  • 7-8 oz. white fondant
  • 1 oz. orange fondant
  • Black edible ink marker
  • 5 small pretzel sticks


  1. Ensure that your cupcakes are cool before decorating. Start by making your buttercream. In a stand mixer, beat butter, icing sugar and milk on high until smooth.
  2. Scoop buttercream in a piping bag and frost each cupcake.
  3. Roll out 12 1 ½ inch fondant spheres. Then, roll out 12 1-inch fondant spheres.
  4. With your black marker, draw two eyes on the smaller spheres for the snowman’s eyes. On the larger spheres, draw three black dots, going down in a vertical line for the snowman’s buttons.
  5. Form small “carrot” fondant pieces with your orange fondant. Place on snowman’s face, this will act as his “carrot nose.”
  6. Insert a toothpick in one of the larger fondant spheres, leaving the toothpick sticking out on both ends. Insert the bottom portion of toothpick into a cupcake. Take a snowman head and place on top. Do this for every cupcake.
  7. Snap off little pieces (you’ll need 24) of your mini pretzels and insert one the sides of snowman. These will act as his “tree branch” arms.