Next up I picked up some cases, blue polka dot, wanted white but this was the closest I could find, I guess blue and white are still wintery wonderland colours so wasn’t a complete fail. I then also completely cheated on the butter icing, I bought a huge pot of the stuff ready made, because it was just way easier, probably tastier and plus I don’t have a magic cake mixer or guns of steel.
Then finally I needed the bits and pieces to magic up some snowmen, I opted for a big bag of marsh mellows and then picked up what I thought was decoration icing but turned out to be colour dye, but I made it work! Then it was all about bringing it all together!
Firstly I made the fairy cakes, pretty bog standard stuff, I’m not going to go into it, I’m sure a million other people have done that online, it’s really quick and easy. Whilst they were in the oven I got two marsh mellows and stuck them together with icing, so they looked like a head and a body of a snowman. I then took my colour decorations in black and poked 2 holes for the eyes and a line for the mouth on the top marsh mellow and then 3 spots down the bottom one to look like buttons. I then added an orange circle in the middle of the top marsh mellow to look like a carrot nose, and they’re pretty much done!
When the fairy cakes had cooled I smoothed some of the ready made icing on, trying to make it slightly uneven so that it had a little texture and wasn’t really flat. Then I took a snowman and plonked it in the middle of the wet icing so it stuck.
Then I used some of the decorations to make the icing look more like ‘snow’ with some snowflakes and some blue and white little balls. Pretty simple right? but oh so cool and these are the end results!
I’m really happy with these little fellas, I took them into work to share around and people liked them! I guess they are something a little different from the usual fairy cake!
If I were to spend more time on them I think I would maybe buy some matchmakers (the chocolate) and stick them in the bottom marsh mellow to make arms but that is probably all the improvements they really need.
Remember to check back tomorrow for another day of blogmas 🙂