Melting Snowman Cupcakes - your favorite cupcake recipe decorated as super cute melting snowmen with marshmallows, mini M&M's candies, and vanilla buttercream; they're totes adorbs, easy enough, and all the kids (and adults) will want to eat one.
I can't remember if I already mentioned that I have a serious disliking for snow. No, not dislike, hate. I HATE snow. More accurately, I LOATHE snow. I enjoy nothing about it. I would be perfectly happy to NEVER see it again. I am not one of those people who think Christmas is better with snow. Christmas is better with palm trees, but since I live in WI that has yet to happen.
If you're wondering what the heck my loathing for snow has to do with the price of eggs, well you've just learned something else about me, I have really roundabout tales to get to my point, which is Melting Snowman Cupcakes. Also, that sentence was really long.
My point is the best kind of snowman is a melting one and thus, Hello Melting Snowman Cupcakes (you see how I got there).
I originally wanted to share these too cute Melting Snowman Cupcakes during the holidays, but my baking holiday list is endless and I drop the ball A LOT when it comes to my blog posts around the Christmas season. I am not proud of this, but what the heck, Melting Snowman Cupcakes are still awesome-sauce in January.
To make these Melting Snowman Cupcakes you need your favorite cupcake recipe, vanilla buttercream, marshmallows, edible food markers, and M&M's Milk Chocolate Minis, and viola Melting Snowman Cupcakes. OK, maybe it's not that easy unless you have magic, which sadly I do not, but they are definitely easy.
I drew the faces on the marshmallows with edible food markers, black for the eyes/mouth and orange for the carrot nose. You'll want to draw the face on before you attach the marshmallow to the cupcake. It's just plain easier. You could also pipe the eyes, mouth, and nose on with colored buttercream, but I found edible food markers work fabulously. They're also great to have on hand for other baking projects.
You've got your cupcakes. They're frosted with vanilla buttercream. You've attached your snowman's head aka the marshmallow. Now, these melting gems need buttons and arms. For the buttons, you'll use M&M's Milk Chocolate Minis and you'll pipe the arms with black buttercream. I used Wilton No.3 round decorating tip, but you could also cut the corner off a plastic baggie. Your lines might not be as clean looking with this method, but they'll still be great. Your snowman is melting after all.
Melting Snowman Cupcakes, the BEST kind of snowman, a melting one that you can also eat!
Melting Snowman Cupcakes
- your favorite cupcake recipe
- vanilla buttercream
- black edible food marker
- orange edible food marker
- M&M's Milk Chocolate Minis
- 5 drops of super black gel paste food coloring
- Using a black edible food marker draw dots on your marshmallows to signify the snowman's eyes and mouth.
- Using the orange edible food marker draw an orange carrot nose onto your marshmallows.
- Using a knife or icing spatula frost your cupcake flat with vanilla buttercream.
- Gently press your snowman's marshmallow head onto the cupcake.
- Gently press three M&M's Milk Chocolate Minis in a vertical row below the marshmallow head; these are your snowman's buttons.
- Color buttercream with 5 parts super black food coloring.
- Using a disposable pastry bag and a no.3 round decorating tip, or the corner of a plastic baggie snipped off, pipe stick arms onto your Melting Snowman Cupcakes. Eat & Enjoy!
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M&M's Milk Chocolate Minis | Ateco 12" Disposable Decorating Bags | Wilton No.3 Round Decorating Tip | Americolor Gourmet Writer Food Decorating Pens | Americolor Gel Paste - Super Black | Wilton Straight Icing Spatula