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Do you want to build a snowman cupcake topper? Let me show you how it’s done……

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This is what I used:
Work surface
Corn starch
Small rolling pin
2.5 inch circle cutter
Large edible white pearls
Fine tip black edible marker
X-acto knife
Small ball tool
Fondant in blue, white, orange and black
Wilton icing writer (or edible glue) not pictured

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Step 1: Roll out the blue fondant and cut out circles for the background of your cupcake toppers. Set them aside.

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Step 2: Roll out smooth, one-inch balls of white fondant for the faces.

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Step 3: Using your hands, mold the balls into pear shapes.

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Step 4: Using your small roller, flatten the top portion of the heads.

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Step 5: Use your fingers to pinch in the top (forehead) area of the faces.

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Step 6: Similarly, you must use your fingers to pinch and define the chin areas.

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Step 7: Use a toothpick to outline where the smile will be on each face.

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Step 8: Use the X-acto knife to trace the smile outline and carve it out slightly. Then use the ball tool to smooth the mouth area.

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Step 9: After the mouths are carved out and smoothed they will look like this.

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Step 10: We will use the edible pearls for eyes, but first we need to create eye sockets.

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Step 11: Use the ball tool to indent eye sockets that are wider than the pearls. The character has black eye sockets, so they will be colored black after they harden for a few minutes.

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Step 12: Now to work on the mouth detail…roll a small ball of black fondant and form it to the shape of the mouth cavity.

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Step 13: Wet the back of the black shape and press it in place. Use th ball tool to smooth it out into the corners of the mouth cavity.

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Step 14: After completing the mouth, use the edible black marker to gently color in the eye sockets and draw the thin eyebrows.

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Step 15: Use a dab of icing writer as edible glue in each of the eye sockets and press the pearls into place.

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Step 16: While the pearls dry firmly in place, move on to the nose. Roll a small ball of orange fondant for each nose.

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Step 17: Roll it thinner on one end to resemble a carrot and carve small lines in it with the X-acto blade for detail.

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Step 18: Attach the nose with a bit of water as glue. Attach the head to the blue base by wetting the back of it and placing it on the background. (Tip: I drew a few hairs on the background before attaching the face.)

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Step 19: Roll a small snake of white fondant and cut out rectangle shapes for the teeth.

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Step 20: Slightly wet the back of the teeth and attach them in place on the mouths. Use a toothpick to move them into place if needed

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Allow your toppers to dry on a parchment-lined cookie sheet for a few days before using them. I hope they bring a smile to someone’s face!

Happy Caking!

Renée