3rd November 2020 // 0 Comments

Fancy Fondant Snowman Tutorial!

How to make a snowman cupcake by Juniper Cakery

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.

Snowman cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Cute Christmas cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

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Fondant snowman tutorial by Juniper Cakery

Cute festive tutorial by Juniper Cakery

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.

Fondant tutorial by Juniper Cakery

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.

How to make a snowman with fondant

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.

How to make a snowman with fondant or gum paste

4: To add the cutest detail to your snowman’s buttons use a cocktail stick to push four ‘holes’ into each.

How to make a snowman with modelling paste

5: Add a small ball of white fondant or modelling paste / gum paste to create the nose. Again, attach with a little edible glue.

How to make a snowman with fondant or modelling paste

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.

How to create a fondant Christmas figure by Juniper Cakery

7: Now carefully paint your snowman’s buttons with a little edible gold paint for even more glitz.

How to create a fondant Christmas character by Juniper Cakery

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.

How to create a fondant snowman by Juniper Cakery

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!

How to create a fondant snowman

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!

Christmas character tutorial

11: Now roll out a small / medium ball of black fondant into a cylinder shape.

Edible Christmas figure tutorial

12: For a cute little scarf roll out some pink fondant. Then cut into a long rectangular shape.

How to make a festive character by Juniper Cakery

13: You can create some fringing on the edge of the scarf by lightly pressing a small sharp knife along the edge.

How to craft a festive character by Juniper Cakery

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 to craft a snowman character

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!

Fun Christmas cupcake tutorial by Juniper Cakery

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