Perfect for winter birthdays or parties, this adorable snowman cake is sure to bring smiles! And you’ll love how incredibly easy it is to make!
I’m not one of those moms that throws their kids big, amazing birthday parties. That is just so not me! But one of the ways that I do try to make their day special is by making them a fun birthday cake each year.
This year I made this cute snowman cake for our daughter’s 3rd birthday. I had a wildly busy week and didn’t feel like I had a lot of extra time to put into making a time consuming cake, so this little snowman kind of saved the day! It was so incredibly simple to make and yet turned out so adorable. She absolutely loved it!
Easy Snowman Birthday Cake
1. Mix up your favorite cake recipe and bake it in two 9-in round pans. (I made a white cake because I figured it I wouldn’t have to worry as much about crumbs showing up when I iced it.) Remove from pans and allow to cool.
2. Arrange cakes one above the other. Trim the top piece to make it a bit smaller. (I made mine about an 8-in round size.)
3. Frost with white frosting. This American Buttercream with the suggested 4 oz. of cream cheese added had a wonderful consistency and made icing a breeze!
4. Get creative and decorate your snowman! Here’s what I used:
EARMUFFS: red licorice and Oreo cookies
EYES: large malted milk balls cut in half
NOSE: dried apricot
MOUTH and SCARF: red licorice – I found licorice that was wrapped into a wheel which gave the scarf it’s nice “curls”
BUTTONS: gumdrops sliced in half
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