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cupcakes with white frosting and marshmallow snowmen

Easy Snowman Cupcakes (with VIDEO)

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 24
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American


Snowman Cupcakes are a deceptively simple and remarkably cute Christmas cupcake perfect for parties! These cupcakes are made with a cake mix base and decorated with frosting, sprinkles, and marshmallows.


  • boxed cake mix and ingredients to prepare
  • pre-made frosting
  • white nonpareils or sprinkling sugar
  • jumbo marshmallows
  • orange candies

You will also need toothpicks and an edible pen


  1. Make the cupcakes according to the box instructions.
  2. Allow to cool fully, then frost.
  3. Sprinkle the frosting with nonpareils.
  4. Stick a toothpick through two stacked jumbo marshmallows and stick end into cupcake to anchor.
  5. Cut a triangle shaped wedge from the orange candy and use the tip of a knife to cut a small hole in the center of the top marshmallow and insert for the snowman's nose.
  6. Use the edible pen to draw on the eyes, smile, and arms.


  • Be creative with the snowmen's faces and arm position, it's super cute when they are not all exactly the same!
  • You can use any homemade cupcake and frosting instead of box mix.
  • Be sure to alert people that the cupcake has a toothpick inside that needs to be removed!


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 146
  • Sugar: 22.5 g
  • Sodium: 63 mg
  • Fat: 3.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 28.2 g
  • Protein: 0.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.1 mg

Keywords: snowman cucpakes

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