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Everyone loves a snowman, and these snowman cupcakes are the perfect winter dessert for a holiday party! Need to whip up something quick? It's such an easy dessert recipe! You can’t go wrong combining chocolate, marshmallows, and cake, right? Head to the kitchen with the kids. Even the little ones can build these snowman cupcakes!
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Easy Snowman Cupcakes

Everyone loves a snowman cupcake, and this is the perfect winter dessert for a holiday party! Need to whip up something quick? You can’t go wrong combining chocolate, marshmallows, and cake, right? Head to the kitchen with the kids. Even the little ones can build these snowman cupcakes!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 cupcakes

Ingredients

For the Cupcakes

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix

For the Frosting

  • 1 can cream cheese frosting

For the Royal Icing

  • 1 pkg white royal icing
  • Black and red gel food coloring

For decoration

  • 1 bag marshmallows1 bag of orange mini M&M's 24
  • 1 bag Orange M & Ms Any color will work

Instructions

Cupcake Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake tins with paper liners.
  • Prepare cupcakes accoring to package directions.
  • Allow to cool in cupcake tin for 10 minutes.
  • Move to a wire rack to cool completely.

Frosting Directions

  • Stir frosting.
  • Scoop the frosting into a pastry bag with a large round tip.
  • Twist the open end of the pastry bag to push the frosting to the tip.
  • Start by frosting on the outside edge of the cupcake working to the center of the cupcake.

Royal Icing Instructions

  • Prepare Royal Icing Mix according to instructions.
  • Spoon 2 TBSP of white icing into a bowl to use as glue.
  • Divide the remaining icing in half. Add several drops of red gel food coloring in the first half of the icing.
  • Add several drops of black gel food coloring into of the half icing ... stir well to mix the color.
  • Scoop the red and black icing into piping bags with small tips.

How to Build the Snowman

  • Before placing the marshmallow on the cupcake:
  • Using the black icing make two tiny dots for the eyes on the marshmallow.
  • Add the black icing make 5-6 tiny dots in a half circle shape for the mouth.
  • Apply a small dot of the white icing to the center of the marshmallow just below the two tiny black dots for eyes onto the mini orange M&M for the nose of the snowman.
  • Set the Snowman marshmallow on top of the frosted cupcake.