Snowman decorated with a Hat and blue scarf

How to create a snowman cake

08 Jun 2023


Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? If you live in the highlands of Scotland you probably will get snow, but the odds for snow in London are pretty slim. Even if snow fails to fall, you can still make a snowman part of your Christmas celebrations if you choose to have a snowman cake.

Our how-to guide is so easy to follow that it’s suitable for children. All you need is a fruit or sponge cake covered in white icing and you’re ready to go

Snowman cake decoration


  • Red sugar paste icing
  • Orange sugar paste icing
  • Black sugar paste icing
  • Green sugar paste icing
  • Blue sugar paste icing
  • 20ml cooled boiled water


  1. Roll out the green icing and cut a rectangle which is long enough to wrap around the circumference of your cake and is approximately 3cm tall. This will be your snowman’s scarf.
  2. Decorate the scarf in any way you wish, you may choose to cut out spots or stars in the blue or red sugar icing.
  3. Using a dinner plate as a guide, cut out half a moon shape for the woolly hat in green icing. Decorate it to match the scarf.
  4. Roll a cone from the orange icing for the snowman’s nose.
  5. Roll small balls from the black icing for the eyes and mouth.
  6. Assemble the snowman by using a few drops of water as the “glue”.
  7. Use a sharp knife to make tassels at the end of the scarf and add detailing to the woolly hat.
Need more inspiration? Why not check out our guides to creating Reindeer and Father Christmas cakes? Shop our Food & Drink range.

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