Do You Want to Build a (Fondant) Snowman?
One of the most highly recognizable symbols of wintertime is the charming and lovable snowman, making it the perfect addition to any frosty seasonal confection. From the classic Frosty the Snowman to the present-day Olaf from Frozen, these adorable characters made of snow continue in popularity for children young and old!
Create your own sweet flurries of fondant with this step-by-step snowman fondant tutorial for your winter cakes, cupcakes and treats!
- White, black, orange, red, green and light blue fondant
- Fondant rolling pin with 1/8″ and 1/16″ guide rings
- Water/edible glue and brush
- Raw spaghetti
- Round decorating tips #6, #7 and #10
- Large modeling stick
- Rolling pastry cutter
- Food scissors
- Precision knife
- Knife tool
- Miniature flower cutter or plunger
- White soft gel paste and toothpick
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Roll three balls of white fondant: one large, one medium and one small to create the snowman’s body.
Tip: Add some Tylose powder to the white fondant to stiffen it a bit and assist in the white balls holding their shape.
Gently insert a raw spaghetti in the center of the largest white ball by gently twisting it inward through the fondant. Next, place the medium-sized fondant ball over the raw spaghetti and gently press it down until the end of the spaghetti protrudes out the top to eventually hold the head. Glue the white snowballs together. Trim the raw spaghetti, if necessary.
Use the large modeling stick to indent two holes in the small snowball for the eye cavities.
Roll out black fondant with the rolling pin and 1/8″ guide rings. Cut out two circles with round decorating tip #6. Roll the circles into balls to form the eyes, then glue them inside the eye sockets on the head.
Cut out two more circles with round decorating tip #7 from the black fondant. Roll them into balls to form buttons and glue them to the front of the snowman’s body.
Roll orange fondant out with the rolling pin and 1/8″ guide rings. Cut out a circle with round decorating tip #10 and roll it into a ball. Then, shape the ball into a cone/carrot shape for the nose. Glue it in place on the snowman’s head.
Place the snowman head over the body and through the protruding raw spaghetti and glue it in place.
For the girly snowman, roll out white fondant thin with the rolling pin and 1/16″ guide rings.
Roll out both green and red fondant with the rolling pin and 1/8″ guide rings. With the rolling pastry cutter, trim a long thin strip of each color.
Brush water/glue over the thin white fondant and glue the two colored strips. Trim it to create a headband and shape it over the snowman’s head. Flatten out both ends up a bit with your fingers to later fit the ear muffs. Glue it in place.
Roll two small balls out of black fondant. Flatten the bottom down a bit and with the scissors, cut little slits in a variety of angles around the top surface of the balls to create ear muffs. Glue the black ear muffs to the ends of the headband on the snowman’s head.
Roll out black fondant over your work surface, wrap it around the snowman’s neck and trim it as necessary in the back. Glue it in place.
For the handsome snowman, roll black fondant into a ball (approximately 1/2″). Flatten out the bottom and shape the sides for the bowler hat. Indent the center underneath with your finger to fit over the snowman’s head.
Roll out black fondant on your work surface thin enough to create the brim of the bowler’s hat. Glue it around the bottom and trim the excess. Glue the hat in place on the snowman’s head.
Roll out red fondant out with the rolling pin and 1/8″ guide rings. With the rolling pastry cutter, cut out a long strip.
Make indentations across the red fondant strip to create a pattern for the scarf. Cut two small strips off to make the ends of the scarf.
Utilizing the precision knife, make small cuts to create fringe at the ends of the smaller strips, then layer them and glue them to the snowman. Shape them as desired, then wrap and glue the remainder of the scarf around the snowman’s neck and over the ends you just glued in place.
Roll out light blue fondant with the rolling pin and 1/8″ guide rings. Utilize a miniature flower plunger or cutter to punch out two flower shapes.
Place the flowers over the foam block and indent the centers with the large modeling stick.
Roll out both green and red fondant with the rolling pin and 1/8″ guide rings. Utilize round decorating tip #6 to punch out a circle of each color, roll them into balls and glue them in the centers of the blue flowers. Glue the flowers to the hat and scarf. Allow to dry thoroughly.
Add a little glimmer to the snowmen eyes with a toothpick dipped in white soft gel.
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