DIY Melted Snowman Cake

hilarious easy-to-make melted snowman cake!

Make your guests smile at your hol­i­day party with a hilar­i­ous melted snow­man cake! It’s a silly and fun cake that is truly easy to make—your kids can help out too with rolling the fon­dant and mak­ing the snowman’s face parts. Throw on the hol­i­day tunes, pour your­self a big old glass of eggnog, and get baking!

I’ve seen this chuckle-inducing design on melted snow­man cook­ies and cup­cakes before but hadn’t yet seen it on a cake so I decided to give it a try. It’s cov­ered in white fon­dant, which you can pur­chase at bak­ing or craft super­stores, or you can make your own marsh­mal­low fon­dant.

What You Need

  • A baked and cooled cake of your choice, cov­ered in but­ter­cream or frost­ing. I made a 7-inch two-layer cake.
  • A 6-inch ball of white fondant
  • Corn­starch for work­ing with fondant
  • Rolling pin
  • Food safe scis­sors or a par­ing knife
  • More fon­dant for the snowman’s face col­ored with black gel color, orange gel color
  • Wooden BBQ sticks
  • Rose­mary sprigs for decor (optional)
  • A cake stand or large plat­ter for display
hilarious easy-to-make melted snowman cake!

Step 1

Bake your cake accord­ing to recipe’s instruc­tions. Let your cake cool com­pletely, then frost your cake in but­ter­cream or icing. Place your cake in the fridge or freezer to chill slightly—ten minutes.

hilarious easy-to-make melted snowman cake! hilarious easy-to-make melted snowman cake!

Step 2
Sprin­kle a lit­tle bit of corn­starch on a non­stick sur­face to avoid stick­i­ness and roll out your fon­dant ball to a ¼-inch thickness.

hilarious easy-to-make melted snowman cake!

Step 3
You want to roll a large enough piece of fon­dant to not only cover your cake but also for the “melted” look!

hilarious easy-to-make melted snowman cake!

Step 4
Take your cake out of the fridge or freezer. Care­fully place your fon­dant on top of your chilled cake. Pat the fon­dant down lightly on the top and around the sides so it sticks to the frost­ing under­neath. Extra fon­dant will be hang­ing over your cake board. Work­ing quickly, you want to trim some of the excess fon­dant so it doesn’t tear. Using food safe scis­sors or a par­ing knife, trim the fon­dant where it starts to hang over the cake pedestal so the weight of the excess doesn’t tear the fon­dant. Note: If it does tear a lit­tle, not to worry! Sim­ply press it back together—it’s like Play-Doh.

hilarious easy-to-make melted snowman cake!

Step 5
Make your fon­dant face and lit­tle hat! Color some fon­dant black to cre­ate two balls for the eyes, mouth, and hat. Color some fon­dant orange for the car­rot nose and the band around the hat. I used a par­ing knife to mark the “car­rot” with lines for texture.

hilarious easy-to-make melted snowman cake!

Step 6
Anchor your fon­dant eyes, nose, and hat with wooden BBQ sticks. I use them because they’re stur­dier than tooth­picks. Use heavy duty scis­sors to trim them to smaller sizes.

hilarious easy-to-make melted snowman cake!

Step 7
Place your eyes, nose, and hat into your fon­dant cov­ered cake. I chose to off­set the eyes and nose to cre­ate the illu­sion of a melted face. For the black mouth, adhere with a tiny bit of water and place on top. I used rose­mary sprigs to scat­ter around the cake and placed one sprig on top to give it an extra win­try ever­green feel!

hilarious easy-to-make melted snowman cake!

Step 8
I also made a “Let It Snow” cake flag out of craft paper—your flag can say what­ever you like! “Help me, I’m melt­ing!” or “Frosty’s Demise” comes to mind … hee hee!

Have a blast mak­ing this Melted Snow­man cake, guys! Let me know how it turns out for you. See you real soon with another post of cute cakey fun.

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  • Tess @ Tips on Life and Love

    This cake may be just too cute to eat! I love it! Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.thehomeyowl.blogspot.com/ Sta­cia

    My mom used to do delight­ful things like this for us when we were grow­ing up (themed cakes). This is a really fun idea!

  • http://www.cococakecupcakes.blogspot.ca/ Coco Cake Land

    thanks so much, sta­cia! i love the idea of a kid grow­ing up with the annual melted snow­man cake for the holidays… :)

  • http://www.cococakecupcakes.blogspot.ca/ Coco Cake Land

    aww thank you, tess! ^__^

  • t.potts

    I like this a lot! It seems very for­giv­ing, maybe even I could do well with it. I’ve so wanted one of my girls to ask for a snow themed Birthday…maybe I’ll just plan it for my own Birth­day and this shall be my cake. ; )

  • http://www.cococakecupcakes.blogspot.ca/ Coco Cake Land

    t.potts — yes you can absolutely make this one! ^__^ it would make a great birth­day cake for you! :)

  • http://www.cococakecupcakes.blogspot.ca/ Coco Cake Land

    hi meaghan! aww thank you — and thanks for the hilar­i­ous inspi­ra­tion! ^__^

  • http://www.cococakecupcakes.blogspot.ca/ Coco Cake Land

    thanks so much, alice!

  • http://www.cococakecupcakes.blogspot.ca/ Coco Cake Land

    thank you kelly! i think it would be a hilar­i­ous hit at a hol­i­day dessert table! :)

  • http://www.thebearfootbaker.com/ Lisa The­bear­foot­baker

    I saw this on Pin­ter­est and had to stop and tell you how cleaver and cute it is! LOVE IT!! Pin­ning now!

  • http://www.cococakecupcakes.blogspot.ca/ Coco Cake Land

    thanks so much for tak­ing the time to check it out and com­ment, lisa! ^__^

  • http://misakomimoko.blogspot.com/ Mis­ako Mimoko Eva

    oooh!! this is so poetic and cute Lyn­d­say!! I love it so much!! <3

  • http://www.cococakecupcakes.blogspot.ca/ Coco Cake Land

    eva, thank you so much!! just saw your com­ment now… :)