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Snowman Celebration Cake

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Total Time
1h 5m
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Serves 0
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A little effort

About the bake

Not a fan of Christman Fruit Cake? This Snowman Celebration Cake recipe is a great alternative and is completely adorable too. Frosty the Snowman is a vanilla sponge cake coated in vanilla buttercream and desiccated coconut. This could be a real showstopper at your festive gatherings this year. 

17 ingredients15 steps


    1. Step 1

      Preheat your oven to 190°C /170°F / Gas Mark 5. Grease and line the base of 2 cake tins, one 8 inch/20cm and one 6 inch/15cm

    2. Step 2

      Cream together the butter and caster sugar until light and fluffy.

      Ingredients for this step

      • Silver Spoon White caster sugar (250g)
      • Unsalted butter (softened) (250g)
    3. Step 3

      Add the eggs one at a time with a spoonful of flour and blend in well.

      Ingredients for this step

      • Free range large eggs (5)
    4. Step 4

      Sift in the flour and baking powder and gently fold in. Finally add the milk and mix until you have a smooth batter.

      Ingredients for this step

      • Silver spoon self-raising white flour (250g)
      • Baking powder (1 tsp)
      • Milk (1 tbsp)
    5. Step 5

      Pour 1/3 of the batter into the small tin and 2/3 into the large tin.

    6. Step 6

      Bake on the same shelf in the preheated oven, the smaller tin at the front.

    7. Step 7

      Check the smaller cake after 20 minutes. When it is cooked remove from the oven, leaving the larger one still baking. The large cake should be done by 30 minutes.

    8. Step 8

      Leave the cakes for 5 minutes in the tins, then turn out onto a rack to cool completely.

    9. Step 9

      To make the icing, beat together the butter and icing sugar, add the vanilla and then the milk. Whisk the icing hard using an electric stand mixer if you can. Whisk it for 5 minutes and it will become really pale and light.

      Ingredients for this step

      • Silver Spoon Icing sugar (500g)
      • Unsalted butter (softened) (250g)
      • Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Extract (1 tsp)
      • Milk (1 tbsp)
    10. Step 10

      When you are ready to decorate the cake, split the sponges in half and sandwich together with a little jam and select a suitable board for your cake. (We used a 14-inch square cake board and positioned the cake diagonally).

    11. Step 11

      Start with the larger cake, put 100g of coconut on a plate. Ice the sides of the cake and "roll" the cake like a wheel through the coconut. Place the cake onto your board. Ice the top of the cake and then press coconut all over the icing to cover the snowman's body.

    12. Step 12

      Repeat this process with the smaller cake to make the head but don't cover the whole surface with coconut. Shield the area where you want to put the hat by putting some cling film gently over the icing to keep it sticky.

    13. Step 13

      Fashion a hat and scarf out of sugar paste icing and place on the snowman.

    14. Step 14

      Use Malteasers for his eyes and buttons.

    15. Step 15

      To make his arms, cut a CurlyWurly in half and remove sections to make it look like a twig. Use the off cuts to make his mouth.


    • For the Cake

      • 250gUnsalted butter (softened) 
      • 250gSilver Spoon White caster sugar 
      • 5Free range large eggs 
      • 1 tspNielsen-Massey Vanilla Extract 
      • 1 tbspMilk 
      • 250gSilver spoon self-raising white flour 
      • 1 tspBaking powder 
      • 4 tbspRaspberry jam 
    • For the Icing

      • 500gSilver Spoon Icing sugar 
      • 160gUnsalted butter (softened) 
      • 50mlMilk (whole) 
      • 2 tspNielsen-Massey Vanilla Extract 
      • 200gDessicated coconut 
      • 5Malteasers 
      • 2Curly wurly 
      • 100gRed sugar paste icing 
      • 50gOrange sugar paste icing 

    2 Baker Ratings

    made this at Christmas was a hit with everyone especially the little ones, was fun to make and turned out just like the picture.

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    So easy to make and looked exactly like the picture. My work colleagues loved this. Delicious tasting too.

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