Photo Credit: Jack Deutsch
These frosty fellows are little balls of cake dipped in melted candy coating and stacked on top of one another.
Yields approximately 16 balls or 8 snow people.
To Bake: Bake a 9 x 13-inch cake, either from your favorite box recipe or from scratch. Let it cool, and cut it into 3-inch squares. Take a square and rub it between your fingers over a bowl so that the cake crumbles into very small pieces (think big breadcrumbs). Leave the hard sides or bottoms off, as they won’t crumble. When you have crumbled the whole cake, add either half a tub of prepared frosting or 1/2 cup royal icing. Mix well until the consistency is similar to soft dough.
To form the balls: Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Scoop a small amount of mix and begin rolling on around in the palm of your hand to form a ball. Balls should be about 1 1/2 inches in diameter and firm. Place on wax paper and continue until all the mix is rolled. Keep in a cool, dry place.
For Candy Coating
Melt 8 ounces of candy melts (available at your local craft store) in a deep bowl according to the directions. Using a lollipop stick (also found in your craft stores or larger grocery stores), pierce the cake ball until the stick is about halfway through. Dip the cake ball in melted candy coating, swirling ball around and removing from dip in one motion for a smooth finish. Place ball on wax paper and remove the stick. Continue with remaining balls.
Assembling the Snow People
Put a dollop of melted candy coating on top of a ball. Press another ball on top and let set until firm. Add decorative features, all glued on with royal icing, as follows:
Eyes: make with a small dollop of black frosting in a tube (available at most grocery stores)
Nose: orange spice drop that has been cut and rolled
Mouths: red licorice
Ear muffs: spice drops and red licorice
Hats: black spice drops on top of a flattened candy dot
Scarves: strips cut from candy Airheads Extremes Sweetly Sour Belts