- Lollipop sticks (I use Wiltons)
- 1 to 1 1/2 bags of white candy melts (I use Wiltons)
- Food decorating pens (I use Gourmet Writer pens)
- Thin pretzel sticks
- White frosting (I use Duncan Hines whipped)
- A simple boxed cake (use vanilla, because chocolate is difficult to cover with white candy coating)
- All the ingredients on the back of the boxed cake
- Bake the cake according to the instructions on the box.Let it cool completely.
- Use a knife to cut it into pieces and cut away the brown parts on the top, bottom and sides.
- Crumble the cake into a large bowl. Make sure there aren’t large lumps left.
- Use a large spoon to add frosting to the cake crumbs. Start with a heaping spoon and distribute evenly. Add more little by little until you get the right consistency. You want the mixture to still look crumbly but moist enough to mold into a ball.
- Mold the mixture into ping-pong sized balls. Make sure you roll tightly so it hold together well. Make half the balls slightly smaller than the other.
- Place the completed balls on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Melt a few white candy melts in the microwave in a small bowl/cup/shot glass.
- ***NOTE: please don’t cut corners when melting the candy melts. Do it just like the instructions say, or you will burn them: Defrost setting, start at 1 min, then in 30 second intervals until smooth with no lumps. You can also add a drop of vegetable oil to the melted wafers to make them slightly smoother.
- Use a stick or table knife to put a bit of melted coating on the tops of the larger cake ball and place the small ball on top. Then dip the tip of your lollipop stick into the coating and push through the two balls, stopping just short of the bottom. Repeat with all balls.
- ***NOTE: this is for the “sitting snowman” (stick comes out of the head). If you want a “standing snowman” (stick comes out of the tush), then do the larger balls on top.
- Put the cake pops in the freezer for 15 minutes so the lollipop sticks set and hold well.
- Melt the remaining bag and a half of white candy melts according to instructions until smooth. Try to use a deep, small container/bowl.
- Take the cake pops out of the freezer and carefully dip them into the coating on a angle, not straight down. Do NOT twirl the stick, rather dip a side, turn, dip a side turn, until the cake balls are completely covered. Let the excess coating drip off by holding the cake pop almost upside down, not on the side. Otherwise you will have a lump on the side.
- 10. After you coat each cake pop, break a pretzel stick in half and insert the sticks into the cake pop, making arms for the snowman.
- 11. Use a foam block or collander to hold the pops that are the “standing snowmen” or the parchment lined sheet for the “sitting snowman”
- 12. Set for about 15 minutes at room temperature (do NOT freeze or refrigerate or they will crack)
- 13. Use the edible pens to draw little faces, buttons, scarves, etc. I use black, orange and green to make the snowmen pictured here.