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A smiling snowman cake, with a red scarf and jelly sweet buttons. Tried & Tested

Snowman celebration cake

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3 stars based on 15 ratings

This adorable snowman celebration cake is almost too cute to eat! It’s also completely delicious!

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:
  • Skill level:medium

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Ingredients

For the cake

  • 250g 8⅞ oz Butter (unsalted) softened
  • 250g 8⅞ oz White caster sugar (we use Silver Spoon) White caster sugar
  • 5 5 Egg(s) (free range) large
  • 1tsp 1tsp Vanilla extract (we use Nielsen-Massey) Vanilla extract
  • 15ml ½ fl oz Milk
  • 250g 8⅞ oz Self-raising white flour (we use Allinson) Self-raising white flour
  • 1tsp 1tsp Baking powder

For the icing

  • 100g 3½ oz Butter softened
  • 400g 14⅛ oz Icing sugar (we use Silver Spoon) Icing sugar
  • 1tsp 1tsp Vanilla extract (we use Nielsen-Massey) Vanilla extract
  • 100g 3½ oz Dessicated coconut
  • 50g 1⅞ oz White sugar paste icing
  • Red food colouring
  • Jelly sweets

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 170°C (fan 150°C, gas mark 5). Grease and line 2 x 7 inch round sponge tins.

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Add the caster sugar to the softened butter and using a wooden spoon, or an electric hand held whisk, beat the butter and sugar until it is really smooth and creamy.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 250g 8⅞ oz White caster sugar (we use Silver Spoon) White caster sugar
    • 250g 8⅞ oz Butter (unsalted) softened
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Beat the eggs together lightly with a fork, then add a drop at a time to the butter and sugar mixture, beating really well until smooth.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 5 5 Egg(s) (free range) large
  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Using a large metal spoon fold in the vanilla extract, milk, baking powder and flour, lifting the mixture in a figure of eight to scoop up the flour and fold it in.

    Ingredients for this step

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Divide the mixture evenly between the two cake tins. Bake for about 20-25 minutes until the mixture is golden and just firm in the centre. Allow to cool for five minutes then remove from the tin and allow to cool completely

  6. Classic mode Step 6

    To make the icing beat the butter and sugar together until smooth, adding a little hot water if liked to help soften it and make a soft smooth consistency.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 100g 3½ oz Butter (unsalted) softened
    • 400g 14⅛ oz Icing sugar (we use Silver Spoon) Icing sugar
  7. Classic mode Step 7

    To assemble using a tea plate or saucer as a guide, cut one of the sponge cakes into a smaller circle for the head. Place this against the snowman body to form the shape of a snowman.

  8. Classic mode Step 8

    Coat the whole cake with butter cream. Sprinkle with coconut.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 100g 3½ oz Dessicated coconut
  9. Classic mode Step 9

    Mix a little red colouring into the sugar paste. Roll out most of it to make the scarf and then make a mouth with the rest. Use jelly sweets to make the eyes, nose and buttons.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 50g 1⅞ oz White sugar paste icing
    • Red food colouring
    • Jelly sweets