Winter is officially here and that means it’s time to make snowmen! Come on! Who doesn’t LOVE to make snowmen!!?? On days when it’s too cold or the snow isn’t sticky enough, make Snowman Cake Pops inside! This is a super fun and great indoor winter activity for kids of any age. By any age, we’re including adults too!
Snowman Cake Pops Recipe
We borrowed our version from Bakerella and made a few small changes. Snowman Cake Pops are pretty easy. You just need a cake box mix, cake pan, baking sheets, wax paper, ready-made white frosting, lollipop sticks, a Styrofoam block, candy coating, and candies for decorating. Or better yet, come up with your own decorations!
Bake the cake following the box’s instructions and let cool completely. Then crumble the cake into a large bowl and combine with ¾ of the frosting can. Save the rest – you’ll need it later.
Roll the mixture into balls and place them on a cookie sheet (some of our favorite cookie sheets at Amazon) to rest for about 20-minutes. Ideally, a cool location is best for this step. This helps your snowman cake pops stiffen up and retain their shape. To further this process, cover the balls with plastic wrap and place in the freezer for 15 minutes. They should be firm but not frozen when you take them out.
Now you’re ready to melt the candy coating per the instructions. When it’s ready, dip the tip of a lollipop stick in the candy coating and insert it in one of your snowman balls. Next, dip the snowman ball in the candy coating. Note: do not completely submerge the ball more than once or the weight of the coating may pull the ball off the stick. When it’s completely coated, place the lollipop stick in the Styrofoam block to dry. Then decorate your snowman!
For giggles, we’re including a picture of what can happen if your Snowman Cake Pop gets a tad too warm.
Snowman Cake Pop Decoration Ideas
Use M&Ms or Reese’s Pieces to make eyes and buttons. Try gummy worms to give your snowman cake pop a scarf. If he or she needs a hat, try using Oreos stacked up to give him a tall top hat. Most important: be creative and have fun!
Other Snowman Projects
If you love the idea of indoor snowmen that won’t melt, give our snowmen cupcakes a try! Or if your kids are having a bunch of friends over on a snow day, the snowman skillet party dip will be a real hit!
For those days when the snow and temperature is perfect for making snowmen outside, check out ways to decorate him or her so you can see your snow people in daytime and night time! And won’t your neighbors enjoy a nightly greeting?!
What other great snowmen DIY projects do you do every year? Share them with us! You never know. We just might feature them on the blog!