Christmas Baking: Snowmen Cupcakes

Last week I was aimlessly scrolling through pintrest looking for some Christmas Inspiration when I stumbled across a photo of Snowmen cupcakes, they looked so cute and this weekend I decided to set myself a challenge and try to make them… it was much easier than I expected, so I thought I’d share how I did it!

I recently got ‘The Hummingbird Bakery’ cookbook for my birthday so I tested our their chocolate cupcake recipe…

Recipe & Instructions:


For the Cake:

  • 100g Plain Flour
  •  20g Cocoa Powder
  • 140g Caster Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • A Pint of Salt
  • 40g Unsalted Butter (at room temperature)
  • 120ml Whole Milk 
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract 
  • 12 Cupcake Cases

For the Icing & Decorating:

  • 300g Icing Sugar
  •  50g  Unsalted Butter (at room temperature)  
  • 125g Cream Cheese
  • Black Colouring
  • Red Colouring
  • Marshmallows
  • Orange Ready Roll Icing 

Baking the cupcakes:

  • Preheat the oven to 170°C
  • In a bowl put the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, salt and butter and beat until you get a sandy mixture and everything is combined. You can mix using a hand held mixer or freestanding mixer
  • In a separate bowl mix together the egg, milk and vanilla extract 
  • Slowly pour half the liquid into the mixture, beat together, then turn up the mixer to high speed to get rid of any lumps
  • Turn the speed down and pour in the remaining mixture
  • Continue mixing for a few more minutes until the mixture is smooth, be careful not to over mix otherwise the cupcakes will not be light and moist
  • Spoon the mixture into your 12 cupcake cases until two-thirds full and bake in the pre-heated oven for 20-25 minutes, so that when you insert a skewer, it comes out clean.
  • Leave to cool before decorating!


  • Mix the Icing sugar and butter together until well mixed
  • Add the cream cheese in one go and keep mixing until it has all mixed together well
  • Be carful not over beat, as this will make the icing too runny
  • Once the icing is ready set up 3 piping bags, 2 with very small holes and the 3rd with a larger pipe hole
  • Put half the icing straight into the pipe bag with the large pipe hole and roughly ice the cupcakes, use a small spoon if needed to spread out evenly
  • Then split the remaining icing into 2 small bowls, using the colouring make one bowl black icing and the other red and then place both into the icing bags with the two small hole pipes
  • Using the black icing, make small dots on the marshmallows for eyes and a smile
  • Using you fingers use shape a small amount of the ready roll orange icing to create the nose (you may need a dab of icing to make it stick to the marshmallow)
  • Place the snowman’s marshmallow head onto the cupcake 
  • Using the black pipe bag, pipe some thin stick arms and hands
  • Finally finish the snowman off by giving him some buttons with the red icing!

Here is my final result…


Thank you for reading, please let me know if you try this out and how you get on!

Love From,

Chloé x



  1. JKC
    December 22, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    Your cakes look fantastic might need a personal lesson x

  2. Chris
    November 26, 2017 / 9:21 pm

    I’m going to give them a try. Will let you know how they go!

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