It is no secret that I have a soft spot for melting snowmen…of the edible sort. They are so cute.
You can look at this post to see some photos on how to make the cake balls. There are also some Easter ideas for cake pops that you might want to check out.
I tried using a Spice Cake/Cream Cheese Icing combo for the cake balls. The two taste great together, but my kids thought it a bit too Christmasey for March. The cake balls all got eaten, though.
Melting Snowman Cake Balls
1 (18.25 ounce) boxed cake mix (I used Spice Cake Mix)
1/2 of a (16 ounce) can prepared frosting (I used Cream Cheese)
1 cup crispy chow mein noodles (for the arms)
Candy eyes (1/4 inch size)
Assorted decorative sprinkles (for nose and buttons)
Edible writer or melted chocolate in a piping bag (for mouths)
2 lbs white candy melts or white confectionery coating
1. Prepare and bake the cake mix according to package instructions. Crumble the cake into a bowl. Thoroughly mix in frosting. Chill the mixture for at least 2 hours.
2. Using a melon baller, your hands, or a 1 inch scooper, form the mixture into 1 inch balls. Place the balls on wax paper. Chill for another 2 hours.
3. In a double boiler, melt one pound candy melts, stirring constantly. Or, in a tall, narrow container, microwave for 1 minute at 70% power. Continue to heat in 10 second intervals on high, stirring between intervals, until melted; be careful not to scorch.
4. On wax paper, pour a tablespoon of melted candy coating to make a puddle. Dip a cake ball into the coating and place onto the puddle. Decorate while coating is still wet.
Recipe from CandiQuik.
In case you get bored dipping all of those snowmen, you can always make a bunch of plain dipped balls and cover with sprinkles.
Not only is this a hauntingly beautiful song, but it is just the thing to listen to while making the Melting Snowmen.
“So we find
In the fading light
Of the wintertime
That there’s nothing left to try
All is best
The Leisure Society-The Last Of The Melting Snow
Check out The Leisure Society on their Website where you can also link to buy the music.