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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WOW, In love with this cake. Thanks for sharing the directions to make this amazing cake.
Glad you love it! Simple can be so fun. 🙂
This is so cute and actually looks like something I could pull off. I’m going to try it just for something fun. It will be fun to check around in the candy stash and see what I have to work with on this one. Thanks for the idea, and a hearty Hooray for the comments returning to your blog now!
Monica, yup, if you can ice a cake, then you can make this one- it’s that simple! And I love the idea of just using candy from the stash. A great way to declutter and not feel bad about eating it too! 🙂 Oh, and you have no idea how much I’m enjoying the blog comments again. On the other hand, you probably actually do. At any rate, I’m trying to refrain from collecting stats and saying, “I told you so!”
My daughter just turned 3 and I made her a snowman cake also. It was easy and she loved it. I normally use white cake also so not to worry about the crumbs. Have a blessed day.
KC- I wish I could see a picture of your snowman cake! It would be fun to see what you used to decorate yours. 🙂
And I hate dealing with crumbs in the icing. I used a chocolate cake when I made my son a football 2 years ago and that worked okay obviously. But then this year I made the mistake of using a chocolate cake when I made him a Lego cake and it was a mess! I don’t know why, but even after a really light coat of icing to kind of “seal” the crumbs into the cake, the cake still kept wanting to lose crumbs and the red, blue and yellow icing just didn’t hide the chocolate too well! So I definitely learned my lesson! 🙂
Thanks, Susan! It was definitely one of those times that simple ended up working out very well. 🙂