Party season is pretty much here! Yay! As 2020 has been one stressful year for everyone we thought Christmas might as well come early. So here’s our wonderfully festive fondant snowman tutorial. It’s perfect for detailed cupcakes or cute Christmas cakes. You can also change things up to make it match themes or colour palettes.
You will need…
- White fondant or modelling paste / gum paste
- Caramel coloured fondant
- Edible glue
- Cocktail sticks
- Black fondant or modelling paste / gum paste
- Edible gold paint
- Pink fondant
- Small sharp knife
- Pink petal dust
- Fluffy food safe brush (never used on non-edible items)
- Cupcake piping tip (you’ll be used the base to cut with)
- Edible pearl shimmer spray
1: Create a rounded, almost teardrop-like, shape to make the body. We made ours around the size of a golf ball. You can, however, create your snowman larger or smaller depending on the treat it will be nestled onto. Add a cocktail stick or piece of uncooked spaghetti through the middle. This will help support your figure. It will also keep the head attached in place.
Note: Using uncooked spaghetti can also hold your characters together. Be aware, however, that they do snap easily.
2: Roll a ball of fondant or modelling paste to create the head. Attach onto the exposed part of your cocktail stick with edible glue.
3: Now time for some cute buttons! Take small balls of a caramel tinted fondant and attach with a tiny dab of edible glue. Don’t add too much or things may get sticky and messy. You should only need the tiniest amount.
4: To add the cutest detail to your snowman’s buttons use a cocktail stick to push four ‘holes’ into each.
5: Add a small ball of white fondant or modelling paste / gum paste to create the nose. Again, attach with a little edible glue.
Fondant snowman tutorial!
6: This is an optional step, BUT it’s a fun one with a touch of sparkle. Why skip it really? Use some edible pearl spray to give your snowman a wonderfully festive glitter.
Note: Make sure to spray from about 10 inches away from your character. Too close and you could end up with a blotchy look.
7: Now carefully paint your snowman’s buttons with a little edible gold paint for even more glitz.
8: For the fancy moustache take two small balls of pink fondant and roll into tapered teardrop shapes. Make sure both are equal in size and length. Carefully curl the thinner ends. Then attach with the tiniest amount of edible glue.
9: For the eyes we rolled out thin ‘ropes’ of black fondant to then attach in place. If you’re not used to working so small you can, however, use a good edible marker to draw the eyes in place!
10: To create the hat we rolled out a little black fondant mixed with modelling paste (this can strengthen your hat and help it set quicker). Use the base of a piping tip to cut out the brim of your snowman’s top hat!
11: Now roll out a small / medium ball of black fondant into a cylinder shape.
12: For a cute little scarf roll out some pink fondant. Then cut into a long rectangular shape.
13: You can create some fringing on the edge of the scarf by lightly pressing a small sharp knife along the edge.
Cute festive tutorial!
14: Now you can dress up your little snowman! Use a small amount of edible glue to keep the scarf in place!
How perfectly cute and also festive is this tutorial! You can add all kinds of fun ‘accessories’ which, as a result, will make your snowman super unique. Insead of a top hat why not make a knitted beanie? Use candy or sprinkles for buttons to make this tutorial. Change colours to make it match your party theme or add some pretzel sticks to make insanely adorable arms!