So you wanna build a snowman?! Awesome, so do we. Except instead of snow, we’re gonna use fondant. Let’s get rolling ….
Pro Tip: Though this how-to isn’t difficult, we also have a simpler, fondant-free and kid-friendly version.
What You Need
1. Start With the Snow
Roll out your white fondant to a thickness of around 4mm, then cut a series of circles with the same cutter you used for your cookies. These are the beginnings of your snowman’s face!
Then, use your circle cookie cutter to cut away around 1/3 of the white circle. This creates a free section for your snowman’s cute winter hat. (The larger and lower part of the white fondant circle is going to end up being your snowman’s face.)
2. Cut Out Your Hats
Repeat step 1 with your blue fondant, this time keeping the smaller section to use for your hats.
3. Layer Up the Cookies
Take a food-safe paintbrush and some apricot jam and lightly brush the surface of the cookie. Arrange your fondant pieces on top, pressing down lightly.
4. “Knit” Your Hat
With a blade or vein tool, add a little texture to your fondant winter hat. We gently scoured curved lines working up from the base to the top.
5. Put a Pom Pom on It
To make the textured pompoms on your snowman’s hat, roll up a small ball of white fondant and cover it with edible glue.
Roll that in sanding sugar and attach to the top of your cookie with some more edible glue.
6. Put a Face on It
Indent two eye sockets using a small ball tool before inserting a black edible sugar pearl into each with a dab of edible glue.
For the carrot nose, mold orange fondant into conical or triangular shapes.
Attach with edible glue and lightly texture the surface using your blade tool.
Take a thin food-safe paintbrush and with some black edible paint, carefully paint in your snowman’s mouth. We varied ours with smiles and a shocked open mouth.
With a fluffy food-safe paintbrush and your edible blossom dust, gently add in some rosy cheeks.
So cute, we might melt!
Photos by Juniper Cakery