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How to Make Snowman Cupcake Skewers

September 24, 2010 by  
Filed under Cupcakes

So I am a little early posting a Winter Snowman Treat, but I have good reason. These were my entry into a Cupcake Skewer Contest hosted by Pizzazzerie and I am always up for a Good Contest. I was also excited to see that the panel of Judges included Bakerella which really got me excited since I am a huge fan and to think she would be judging my work – Too Cool.

The Contest rules were to create Cupcake Skewers and to be creative with it – Simple!!! I had never created a Cupcake Skewer before and if you follow me you all know I LOVE Cupcakes.  So being I love Snowmen also I decided to do Snowman Cupcake Skewers. It was perfect !!!

Of course if I was going to make these I had to document each step of the way so I could share it with all of my readers. So as I was creating these for the first time I was taking photos as it all came together so that you can make them too.  Are you ready to create an Edible Winter Scene? Here we go…..

Here is What I used to Create my Snowman Cupcake Skewers:

  • Mini Cupcakes – I used White Cake Mix
  • White Frosting
  • Wood Skewers
  • Mini Chocolate Chips
  • Candy Corn
  • Wilton’s Pearlized Sprinkles – Green & Blue
  • Wilton’s Cake Sprinkles Edible Glitter
  • Edible Snowflakes – Blue & White
  • Colored Ribbon
  • Jelly Beans

So here are all my Ingredients ready to go. I had other sprinkles in the photo that were not used in the end and I also added in some Jelly Beans which I will explain later in the post. The Edible Snowflakes I had on hand and they were actually a wafer like Snowflake, but you could use any Edible Snowflakes for your Snowmen – they are just for an added touch.

I had 3 different Ribbons all within the same color story with Blue & Green. Cut the Ribbon and Tie it onto the Skewers – These Ribbons will be the Cupcake Snowman’s Scarf. After I tied it on I then removed it to be added back on later, but kept it tied to easily slip back on.

Next I took my Candy Corn – which happened to be the Fall Colored Corn to create some Snowman Noses. First I cut the Orange Tip of them off and then I cut that in half. (I also ate some of the left over Candy Corn to stay energized – lol)  To make them easier to cut  I stuck them into the microwave for a few seconds to soften them up so they did not crumble when cut. These just made the perfect Carrot Noses.

Now for the fun part – creating our Snowman Faces. Frost your Cupcakes and stick in the Mini Chocolate Chips for the Eyes and Mouth. Then place on your Candy Corn Nose. Place the noses on each of your Snowmen in different directions. My sister made a couple where she put the nose on sticking out. It is nice to have a variety.

Next it is time to add some Buttons & Bling. Using the Pearlized Candy Sprinkles have fun creating Buttons on your Snowman. Mix and Match them – add more or less – have fun and make them all different. My favorite part was adding the BLING which is the Edible Glitter. This took the Snowman from Flat to Pow – I love this stuff !!!

Now here was the tricky part. It was time to add the Snowman Cupcakes onto the Skewer. Remember I had never done this before so I thought it would be super easy to just stick a Cupcake on a Stick.  So first I removed the Cupcake Wrapper and then placed my Cupcake on the stick – so far so easy. BUT when I held the stick up – my Cupcake slid down. Ok so I thought – is my Cupcake too moist? Now what? So I looked in my Candy Box and found some Jelly Beans in pastel colors. So I took one of the Jelly Beans and placed in on the stick to act as my stopper.  Then I placed my Cupcake back on and it seemed to work – Yahoo !!! Then I took my Ribbon and slid that on as the scarf. Then last but not least I slid on the Snowman Head. Now my first Snowman Cupcake Skewer was born. I laid it flat until I was done creating all his friends.

Now I think if I were to make these again I would create a base on the Skewer – maybe using Cardboard Circles for them to sit on – so keep this in mind if you decide to make them yourself.

Once the Snowman Family was done I took them and stuck them into a Styrofoam base which I covered with some White Shredded Grass and they were ready to be photographed for the Contest.  I think they came out great and I must also Thank my sister who was there helping with the creation of these guys and putting up with my craziness !!! Thanks Am – Love ya.

So did I win the Contest? Still waiting to hear, but I had so much fun making these regardless. Being I had never made Cupcake Skewers before it gave me that push to give them a try. I will let you all know the outcome once I hear. Oh and did I mention they were Delicious. I am not sure what it is, but food always seems to taste better when you eat it off a stick – hmmm???

Stop by and see all the other creative entries in the Cupcake Skewer Contest – The creativity is INSANE !!!




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4 Responses to “How to Make Snowman Cupcake Skewers”
  1. Sue says:

    I think you did a fabulous job! Thanks for the cute idea!

  2. Mom2Five says:

    How fun!!! These are adorable. I plan to make these with my daughters someday. Thanks for sharing!

  3. susanh says:

    Super cute idea. Rather than a cardboard base next time use a gumdrop and then add a fruit leather rollup scarf. That might keep them from sliding. Will have to remember this when I see the grandkids next time.

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