This little Frosty the Snowman Face Cake is made entirely out of buttercream, from his top hat to his festive scarf. Choose your cake flavor and cut it out with small round cookie cutters (I used a 2.6" cookie cutter). Or make a larger buttercream snowman cake with larger cookie cutters or cake rings.
Servings 1mini buttercream Snowman cake(s)
Prep Time 45mins
Total Time 45mins
3 small round cake layersCut out of your favorite moist cake recipe baked in a ¼ sheet pan. You can get up to 4 mini 3-layer cakes when using a 2.5 or 2.6" round cutter.I used my Vanilla Almond Cake with added Christmas Jimmy Sprinklesin the cake batter (fold the sprinkles in right before spreading it into the pan to bake so the sprinkles don't bleed).
2cups, approximatelyButtercream for piping the decorationsI used my Perfect Practice Buttercream Frosting
Crumb Coat your Mini Cake
Cut out 3 small round cake layers (I used a 2.6" round cutter), and layer 1 mini 3-layer cake with your preferred buttercream. I used a 4" mini cake board as the base of the cake. Crumb Coat the cake in white vanilla buttercream, then allow it to set up in the freezer for 10 minutes.
Prepare Your Buttercream Colors
Divide the remaining vanilla buttercream and dye with a few drops of gel food color as follows (I describe what drops of color I use below. You can find all of these colors in this gel food color set, but any gel food color should work. It only takes a few drops to achieve a bright color, although black and red will require more dye).--¾ cup(s) dyed black (I used Coal Black)--½ cup(s) buttercream dyed bright red (I used Super Red)--½ cup(s) buttercream dyed bright green (I used Leaf Green and Lemon Yellow)-1 Tablespoon(s) buttercream dyed Orange (I used Sunset Orange and Lemon Yellow)
Frost your crumbed cake with its final coat of white buttercream. A bench scraper helps with this.
Use the black buttercream with a #10 Round Tip for Frosty's black eyes. Use the orange buttercream with a #12 Round Tip to make his carrot nose, then the black buttercream with a #4 round tip.
Use a #809 Round tip for piping on the black top-hat, then smooth it out with a small offset spatula. Pipe a red ribbon around the hat with a #4 round tip. Alternate using the red and green buttercream and the #14 Star Tip to make the snowman's scarf.
Use the green and a #352 Leaf Tip for the holly leaves on his hat and scarf, then pipe red holly berries with the #4 round tip.
Refrigerate, then allow the cake(s) to come back to room temperature before serving. Watch me make this Snowman Cake in my Video to see each step in action!