This recipe is so fun to make! I really like a cupcake design where you can be creative and make it your own! And it will be a show stopper at any Holiday gathering!

Yields 24 cupcakes

24 cupcakes (flavor of your choice)
4 cups of vanilla buttercream
Orange fondant
Green and red food coloring

Chocolate sugar cookies
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1/3 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla

  1. In a small bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder. Set aside.
  2. Cream the butter and the sugar with an electric mixer.
  3. Incorporate the egg and vanilla into the butter mixture and mix with an electric mixer.
  4. Incorporate the flour at first with the electric mixer and eventually with your hand once the batter is thicker.
  5. Form a disc with your dough and place it in the fridge for a couple of hours.
  6. Preheat the oven to 375F. Roll out the dough onto a floured surface until you get roughly 5mm thickness.
  7. With cookie cutters or piping tips, cut out 3 circles (1 1/2 inches diameter), 2 circles ( 1 inch diameter) and 7 circles( 1/2 inch diameter).
  8. Create a hat shape stencil with paper and scissor. Cut out the snowman's hat using the hat shape stencil and a knife.
  9. Bake for 3-8 minutes. Since you have different shapes, baking time will vary. Smaller shapes will take 3-4 minutes and the hat may take up to 8-9 minutes. Keep an eye on the cookies and take them out when ready.
  10. Let cool down on a wire rack.

    Assemble your cake
  11. Place 2 cups of white icing in a piping bag with a star tip. Set aside.
  12. Color 1 cup of the icing in red and place in a piping bag with a star tip. Set aside.
  13. Color 1 cup  of the icing in green and place in a piping bag with a star tip. Set aside.
  14. With the orange fondant, create a carrot shape for the nose. Set aside.
  15. Place your cupcakes in the shape of a snowman. I used 14 cupcakes for the body and 7-9 for the head. I used 2 cupcakes to keep the hat from falling, I made it too big.
  16. Pipe swirls on the body and head with the white icing. Keep in mind that there will be a scarf around the neck.
  17. Pipe short vertical lines alternating with red and green icing between the head and the body to create the scarf. (See picture)
  18. Place the 3 big round cookies in the centre of the body to create the buttons.
  19. Place the medium size round cookies on the head to create the eyes.
  20. Place the small round cookies in the shape of a smile on the head to create the mouth. Place the nose in the center of the face.
  21. Place the hat on top of the head and decorate with red and green icing.