The most wonderful time of the year is coming our way! Yes, Christmas is just around the corner and everyone is looking forward to it. What could be much more enjoyable at this time of the year than Christmas? The time for sharing and reunites with family once more. Family reunions are all fired up for this season. Well, talk about sharing and gatherings; why not surprise your family with this Christmas cake and Snowman topper for a truly wonderful means to appreciate the holidays with your family and friends. It is a simple treat to serve on Christmas day.
We have produced this easy step by step tutorial on how to make Christmas cake and snowman topper so you’ll have a stressed free holiday. You can even make your cake in advance before the big day and it will still turn out to be more delicious. We will then cover this yummy Christmas cake elegantly with white fondant icing perfect for the Christmassy feel. All ingredients are easy to find and readily available at your local supermarkets or just stay home and order online nowsaday.
And what a better treat to top this delectable cake, but to have our frosty friend, the snowman itself! Snowman topper is a sure spark this season. It also represents that jolly happy soul, which made me think of that famous Christmas carol that children love to sing. If you can create a snowman from a snowball, why not extend the fun of having it on top of your cake? Your children will be amazed to see that jolly edible snowman. With our step by step tutorial on creating a snowman, we will teach you on how to make it using fondants to shape and form all the parts. You will also see techniques on how to dress it up like a pro. How exciting, right?
With all being said, let me now usher you in this tutorial on how to make fondant Christmas cake and snowman topper, I also make a video for you to enjoy it! Get yourself set by having your ingredients and tools ready. Have fun doing it! Will start with the important part first - a fondant snowman.
Ingredients to make an edible snowman
- Gum paste
- Tylose powder (cmc powder)
- Food glue
- Dust colors: pearl white dust mixed with alcohol (vodka) for snowflake
- Ameri Colors: Red, Green, Dark, Orange
- Blue ball cachous
- Edible brown/black pen
- Dried spaghetti or skewer or toothpick (not edible)
Tools I used for snowman
- Rolling pin
- Fondant working board
- Corn tool
- Cutting wheel tool
- Snowflake plunger cutter set of 3
- Silicone texture knitting mat
- Round cutter 5cm
- Digital mini pocket scale
Snowman modeling paste recipe
>105gr (2.6oz) Satin Ice Fondant
>105gr (2.6oz) Satin Ice Gumpaste
>1 tsp of CMC powder to make the paste set more quickly
Combine and knead 2 paste together first, then add 1 tsp of CMC powder, knead all together until smooth.
Then start kneading with colors till reaching desire paste
- White modeling paste (leave blank) - 5.3oz (150gr)
- Red modeling paste - 1.4oz (40gr)
- Green paste - 0.5oz (15gr)
- Dark paste - 0.1oz (3gr)
- Orange paste - 0.1oz (3gr)
Full video tutorial how to make Christmas Cake with a snowman topper
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Snowman step by step tutorial with pictures
The snowman body: Roll 2.6oz (75g) white modeling paste into a corn shape 2.8" (7cm) long and 1.6" (4cm) wide.Insert a piece of dried spaghetti into it 0.8" (2cm) over. Roll a tiny ball, brush glue to spaghetti and put the small ball on to make the neck. Let it dry for about an hour
To make snowman coat: shape 0.5oz (15g) red paste into an oval shape, roll it thin. Use cutting wheel or knife to make a nice oval shape. Brush edible glue onto the upper body and stick the coat around the body.
To make sleeves/arms: roll 0.4oz (12g) red fondant into sausage shape Cut into the half. Narrow at one end flatten then use glue to attach to the body.
To make hands: roll 0.1oz (3g) white modeling paste cut in half. Make 2 corn then flatten with your finger. To hold the hands push 2 pieces of dried spaghetti to the center of the sleeves. Then glue and attach the hands. You need a white sponge to support and keep hands in positions. See more in video
To make the scarf: roll 0.5oz (15g) green paste into a long sausage shape. Put on knitting mat then roll to make a long trip. Trim the scarf 6" (15cm) x 0.6" (1.5cm). Cut both ends in a V shape then attach around the neck.
Snowman head: Use 2oz (55g) white paste to make an oval shape. It is about 1.6" (4cm) long and 1.4" (3.5cm) high. Cut slightly diagonal straight at one side of the top.
For the eyes: use corn tool to make 2 socket eyes. Roll 2 small dark paste to make eyes. It is 1/3 of the face. Brush edibles glue and fill the eyes with sockets. Draw eyebrows over the eyes using edibles brown pen.
For the nose: make a small tea drop of orange paste. Use glue to attach to face. Make a large mouth and 2 small holes at ends. Make a hole in the center under the head and attach to the neck.
Make the hat: roll out 0.5oz (15g) red paste, use round cutter to cut out a 2" (5cm) circle for the brim. Roll the remainder into a small sausage shape. Press it flat at both ends then attach to the center of the rim. Put the hat on the cut side head and glue it.
To make the small flower on the hat: roll out 1oz (3gr)white fondant cut out 2 flowers. Put them over then blue cachous at the center
To make snowflakes: use snowflakes plunger cutters to make 5 small, 2 medium, 2 large snowflakes. Paint the flower, snowflakes with pearl dust. Attach the snowflakes to the hands by using edible glue. See in video how to make snowman cake topper
Finish a fondant Christmas cake
I am pretty sure this is very simple step if you know how to cover a fondant cake. You can use any round cake with a bigger base underneath. Iced with ganache or buttercream, chilled it and finish with fondant cover smoothly and nicely. Then I used a border Karen Davies silicone mold with yellow/gold dust to make the beautiful border for my Christmas cake. See more in my christmas cake video near at the end
It is really wonderful sharing this tutorial with you. I’m happy that you took time doing it. Christmas is such a festive time of this year. I am glad you welcome us into your kitchen and have this amazing cake for your Christmas meal or dinner. It is also a great Christmas gift idea as giveaways to your friends, family, loved ones, neighbors and office mate. A personal touch for this season will definitely go a long way. If you find this tutorial easy and helpful, kindly hit that share button and let your friends and family know more about it. We would love to hear from you too. Give us your comments, or if you have questions, please feel free to let us know. And hey, we’re not done yet, how about sharing some photos of the Christmas Cake and Snowman topper you just made. We would like to see how well it turned out. We’re pretty sure you did great on this.
Thank you for visiting our site. From our kitchen to yours, we bid you the merriest Christmas ever!