Snowman cupcakes recipe

by Annabel Karmel |
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If you have any budding bakers or marshmallow eating little monsters living in your house, then you'll want to give these super simple, snowman cupcakes a go! Simply make the cupcakes, then stack the marshmallows on top to create a little snowman and get decorating. They'll make a fun festive show-stopper at any Christmas gathering.

Preparation Time

40 mins


12 cupcakes


• Cupcake cases

• 125g butter, softened

• 125g caster sugar

• 125g self raising flour

• 1 tsp vanilla extract

• 2 large eggs

• Icing

• 50g butter, softened

• 50g cream cheese

• 200g icing sugar

• 1 tsp vanilla extract

• 2 tsp milk


• 24 large white marshmallows

• 12 orange Tic Tacs

• Black writing icing pens

• 12 Rolos

• Chocolate ready made icing

• 12 cocktail sticks

  1. Preheat the oven to 160C Fan. Line a muffin tin with muffin cases.

  2. Measure all of the cake ingredients into a large bowl. Whisk using an electric hand whisk until light and fluffy.

  3. Spoon into 12 cases. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes until well risen and lightly golden. Leave to cool.

  4. Measure the butter and cream cheese into a bowl. Whisk until creamy. Add the sugar, vanilla and milk. Whisk until light and fluffy. Spread over the cupcakes, reserving a little for assembling the snowmen.

  5. Stick the marshmallows together with a little icing and stick a cocktail stick through the middle to secure (but make sure that you remove before your child eats the cupcake).

  6. Make a hole in the middle of the marshmallow and insert an orange Tic Tac for the noses, using a small bit of icing to help make it stick. Draw on the eyes, mouth and buttons using black writing icing,

  7. To make the hat, roll out the chocolate icing, cut out a small circle and place on top of the snowman’s head attaching with a little of the icing. Place a Rolo on top.

  8. Make a hole horizontally through the body of the snowman and push through a Matchmakers stick to create the arms.

  9. Insert the cocktail sticks with the marshmallow snowmen on top of the cupcakes.

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