Snowflake Cakes and Cupcakes are Wonderful Winter Treats
Create a Winter Wonderland with Snowflake Desserts
Snow and snowflakes remind me of winter and the holidays. Winter weather is also a great theme for decorating all kinds of desserts and treats as well as an easy way to create a Winter Wonderland with food for parties, weddings, showers and other wintry occasions.
On this page you will find a collection of recipes, links, ideas, photos and products to inspire your baking and making your own winter-themed snowy treats.
There are different cake and cookie recipes, baking pans as well as many helpful tips for decorating and displaying wintry desserts. Included are instructions and templates for making icing or white chocolate snowflakes.
With star and flake templates you can make custom cup cake wrappers and other quick decorating technique to turn regular mini cakes into snowy ones. Have fun creating a snow flurry cake or winter cupcake blizzard to display on stands.
Frozen winter themes are also great for any party for the new Disney movie, Frozen. These snows ideas are sure to put you in a wonderful wintry mood.
Ways to Make Snow-themed Cup cakes or Cakes
Snowflake cakes and cupcakes can be created in many different ways. They can also be made in different flavors, so you don't have to be limited to white cake and frosting for a snow flurry theme (although yellow cake or frosting might be tacky).
A very easy way to decorate a snow-themed treats are to follow the example in the image to the right. A small cookie snowball has been added to a chocolate cake and frosting along with a few edible snowy sugar sprinkles.
Other easy ways to decorate is by using snow-themed wrappers or paper cups. Snowflakes on the paper or wrapper make even plain cupcakes festive.
Edible snow-like sprinkles or flakes made from royal icing or white chocolate are a quick way to decorate a plain mini cake. Even non-edible snowflake toppers (paper, plastic, ornaments, glitter) can be added to create a winter wonderland theme. Be sure to point out that they are decorative, not edible!
Pre-shaped mini and cake pans and molds are a fun and simple way to bake a snowy dessert.
Winter Chocolate Cup cake by Dichohecho. Used under a Creative Commons License.
Snowball Cup cakes by Seelensturm.
Recipe link in below.
Snow flake Cutting Plunger Set
Made with California walnuts and rolled in confectioner's sugar
Enough to give as gifts this mix makes 72 (6 dozen)
Make them smaller for cupcake decorations and you'll have even more.
Snow-themed Cupcake and Cake Recipes
This delicious Angel food cupcake recipe was translated from Schneeweiße Engels-Speise (glutenfrei) (follow link below) or Gluten-free Coconut Angel Food Cupcakes using Google Translator.
The ingredient amounts were adjusted using the Conversion Calculator.
Winter Snow cakes by Seelensturm.
Used under a Creative Commons License.
- 75 gms (2/3 cup) rice flour
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 75 ml (1/3 cup) cream
- 2 egg whites
- 1/4 teaspoon citric acid
- 25 gms (1/8 cup) caster sugar (superfine sugar)
- 25 gms (1/8 cup) instant coconut powder (or sugar)
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- Approx 20 ml (4 teaspoons) milk
- Preheat oven to 350 Â° F
- Prepare a 6-cup muffin pan by spraying with cooking spray, or lining with cupcake wrappers.
- Mix together rice flour, starch and baking powder into a bowl and mix.
- Add cream, sugar and coconut powder to a mixing bowl and mix well.
- In a separate bowl, add the citric acid to the egg whites and beat well.
- Add the flour mixture to the cream mixture and stir until mixture is smooth.
- Add milk a bit at a time to make the mixture dough like, not liquid like.
- Carefully fold the egg whites into the flour-cream batter.
- Divide the mixture evenly into 6 prepared baking cups.
- Bake at 350 Â° F (325 Â° F for a convection bake)
- Bake for 20-25 or until a rod can be removed cleanly.
- About halfway through the baking time, 10 - 12 minutes, once the cupcakes have risen become more solid, cover to ensure that they remain a golden brown.
- Cool on wire racks.
Snowball Coconut Minicakes
Snowball Coconut Minicakes with White Sprinkles by Kristin a. Used under a Creative Commons License.
Add Edible Sugar Flakes for a Quick Design
Quickly decorate cupcakes with a snowflake theme by putting in snowflake food picks.
Total of 36 picks in two different designs.
More Winter-themed Cupcake Recipes
- Falling Snowflakes Cup cakes
Kiss wintry blues away with Falling Snow flakes Cup cakes. An easy piped snow flake design makes these cupcakes perfect for all holiday events.
- Winter Fantasy Snowflake Cupcakes Recipe
Find recipes for Winter Fantasy Snow flake Cup cakes and other Course recipes.
- Glorious Treats: Snowflake Cupcakes
These are Chocolate cup cakes (recipe HERE) with Vanilla Cream Cheese frosting (recipe HERE), made extra special with some royal icing snow flakes. I piped on the frosting with a Wilton 1M tip (the tip I use the most often) and added some pretty spri
- Snowflake Cupcakes with White Frosting | BigOven.com
Try this Snow flake Cup cakes with White Frosting recipe, or post your own recipe for Snow flake Cup cakes with White Frosting
- White Chocolate Coconut Snowflake Cupcakes
I love big fluffy snow! I also love cup cakes! I decided that if I put the two together, I'd have a positively decadent treat! And what better flavour combination for them than white chocolate and coconut?
- Seelensturm: Snowballs (Coconut Cupcakes)
Extra fluffy coconut cup cakes topped with white chocolate ganache and coconut flakes. (Image of Snowball cupcakes above)
Coconut Covered Snowy Cake
Chocolate Blackout Cake with Coconut Buttercream Frosting by Kimberlykv.
Chocolate Blackout Cake Recipes
- Chocolate Blackout Cake | Cooks Country
It’s been over 35 years since Ebinger’s Baking Company in Brooklyn closed its doors, but for those old enough to remember the once-renowned bakery, their fondest memories are usually reserved for its Chocolate Blackout Cake. We set out to re-create t
- Baking Obsession - Chocolate Blackout Cake
This is a truly American classic. It got its name from the blackout drills performed by the Civilian Defense Corps during World War II.When the navy sent its ships to sea from the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the streets of the borough were “blacked out” to a
- Blackout Cake Recipe : : Food Network
Food Network invites you to try this Blackout Cake recipe from Sara's Secrets.
- Brooklyn Blackout Cake Recipe : Gale Gand : Food Network
Food Network invites you to try this Brooklyn Blackout Cake recipe from Gale Gand.
- The History of Chocolate Blackout Cake
Chocolate Blackout Cake is a rich chocolate cake that has a filling of Rich chocolate pudding and is frosted with the same rich pudding and covered with some of the cake crumbs, made popular by Ebinger's bakery that had stores in Brooklyn, New York.
Blackout Cake - Chocolate with White Frosting
This Blackout cake recipe (chocolate cake with white frosting) was adapted from the Healthy Chocolate Cake recipe at Sparkpeople.com.
This version of chocolate cake uses applesauce in place of oil and eggs to make it healthier, lower fat and cholesterol.
Image by Kimberlykv. Used under a Creative Commons License
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon soda
- 1/3 cup natural applesauce
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup water
- Preheat the oven to 375 Â° F.
- Prepare a 9 inch cake pan.
- 1. Sift all of the dry ingredients together (flour, cocoa and baking powders, sugar and soda in a large measuring cup or bowl.
- 2. Mix applesauce, vinegar and vanilla together in a large bowl.
- 3. Gradually add the dry ingredients into the applesauce mixture, alternating with the water.
- 4. Mix ingredients until well combined.
- 5. Pour into prepared cake pan.
- Bake at 375 Â° F for 30 to 35 minutes or until the cake springs back when pressed.
- Cool before frosting.
Martha Stewart Holiday Food Stencil Set
This set of 9 assorted designs can be used to transform an unfrosted cake or pan of brownies into a finished and festive dessert.
A great way to decorate with powdered sugar or cocoa and not need to frost a cake. Includes several snowflake stencils.
More Snowflake Cake Recipes
- Snowflake Cake Recipe
The coconut sprinkled on this old-fashioned fluffy white cake gives the impression of snow inside the house without the cold. It's a beautiful dessert that is a fitting end to a delicious winter meal.
- Snowflake's Favorite Cakes | Snowflake Recipes
A collection of recipes for Snow flake Edible Cakes and a few cupcakes.
- Snowflake Cake | Leite's Culinaria
A simple cake gets the holiday treatment with a silky buttercream frosting and white chocolate stars decorated with dragees--silvery little pearls of sugar.
- Vanilla Snowflake Cake
White chocolate snow flakes decorate this layer cake frosted with creamy white frosting for a stunning winter wonderland dessert.
- Raspberry Snowflake Cake Recipe | Egg Wan's Eastern Food Odyssey
Snow flake cake is a tasty Chinese dessert. It's very suitable for summer weather. This is my authentic and tasty snow flake cake recipe.
- Sparkling snowflake cake
This stylish, shimmering cake is ideal if you've had some practice at cake decorating before
- Lemon Snowflake Cake Recipe with pictures
White-chocolate snow flakes balance gracefully on a delicate, lemony three-layer white cake filled with zesty lemon custard and covered with a white-chocolate frosting.
- Cooks.com - Recipe - Snowflake Cake with Icing
A 3 layer very special cake topped with a seven minute icing.
- Cooks.com - Recipe - Chocolate Snowflake Cake
This recipe is for a chocolate snow flake cake. The snow flake is added with powdered sugar.
Snow-themed Cupcake and Cake Pans
Snow-themed Cupcake Pans and Molds
These pre-shaped pans and molds make turning cake mix and cookie dough into beautiful snow flakes.
The cookie mold can be used to create mini cupcakes.
Snowy Cake Pans and Pancake Pans
A collection of snow-themed pans including a pan to create snow-shaped pancakes. Cut the shortbread into several mini cakes.
Classic shortbread looks even more wintry baked in this pan.
Make winter pancakes.
Bake mini cakes.
Winter Snowy Wedding Cake
Christmas, Snowy-themed Cake by Corey Ann.
Snow flake Cupcake Decorating Ideas on YouTube
Several more snow flake decorating ideas for cakes and cupcakes using fondant and sugar from AllrecipesUK, VideojugFoodAndDrink, AboutdotcomFood, GlobalSugarArt and Jacque Wainwright on YouTube.
Edible Snow Decorations
Edible Sugar Flakes
Add edible sugar flakes that can be used to decorate wintry cake or cupcakes.
Make Your Own Snow-themed Decorations
Snow-themed Cake with Royal Icing Snowy flakes
One very popular method of decorating snow-themed cakes or cupcakes is with edible snow flakes made out of white icing.
With a bit of practice, a bit of patience and directions from Martha Stewart, snowflakes can be make by piping white icing into snowy shapes. She even has a printable template to follow for piping the icing.
Stephanie Patag of Blisstree offers some very helpful tips on turning royal icing snowy flakes in her article on that include "scotch tape to tape down the design and parchment onto your work surface, to prevent slipping" and how important it is to have "a small paintbrush in a bowl of water, for touching up any mistakes or rough spots."
Another very helpful tip was to be sure to make more flakes that you need to allow for breakage, or perhaps create a design, like a submerged flake that would allow you to even use the broken ones.
Take a look at the video instructions on "How to Make Snowflake Royal Icing" and read a few of the articles to get started making your own royal icing flakes.
Hand piped white icing snow flakes and swirls from Sweet Heavenly Bites.
More on Making Royal Icing Snowy Flakes
- A Cascade of Snowflakes | Martha Stewart
This cake is as magical as the season's first flurry. Snow flakes made from royal icing are miniature at the top of the cake and larger at the bottom, giving the impression of a gracefully drifting snowfall. The tiers are frosted smoothly with Swiss
- Delicate Icing Snowflakes
These pretty handcrafted snow flakes add elegance to your holiday décor. Use them to decorate candles for one-of-a-kind gifts.
- Royal Icing Snow flakes : Blisstree
Royal icing is a must for any type of sugary decoration you need to do be it roses and flowers, or snowflakes like these, perfect for topping cookies, or a cake.
- Royal Icing Snowflakes
Forum posts on the Wilton.com website with tips on making white icing snowy flakes.
- How to Make Royal Icing Snowflakes
Royal Icing Snow flakes are elegant, yet they are simple to make.
How to Make Royal Icing Flakes
In this video clip from weddingcakesforyou you can learn how to make a white icing snowy flake.
Easy Royal Icing Recipe
- 3 tablespoons powdered egg whites or meringue powder
- 1 pound (4 cups) sifted confectioners' sugar
- 1/3 cup water (6 tablespoons)
- Combine powered egg white or meringue powder with sifted confectioners' sugar.
- Add water a bit at a time.
- Beat all ingredients with a mixer until stiff peaks form (This may take 7 to 10 minutes).
- Keep icing cool and covered until ready to use.
- Makes 2 1/2 cups of icing.
A Winter Wonderland Wedding Cake
An amazing video clip from mimzywhimzy showing how she created a wedding Winter Wonderland cake featuring a custom snowy flake toppers.
The cake is a 4 tier yellow filled with vanilla buttercream, wrapped in white fondant w/ice blue fondant ribbons. The snowy flakes and pine branch are made of gumpaste.
Floral wire and crystals were used in crafting the topper.
Snowy Cake Toppers, Crystals and Floral Wire
Supplies for creating the Winter Wonderland Cake just take white or silver ornaments and put them on wires to decorate the cake.
Top Red Velvet Cakes with White Chocolate Flakes
White chocolate can also be used to make piped snowy flakes as seen in the example of the snowy red velvet cupcakes in the image to the right.With these red velvet mini cakes white chocolate flakes and red colored sugar were added to top butter cream frosting to make for very festive holiday treats.
Like the white icing snowy flakes, white chocolate chips or white chocolate bars can be turned into decorative snowy flakes. Yummymummy shows how in the blog post on "Cup cakes Topped with White Chocolate Snow flakes."
To make the flakes all it takes is some white chocolate, a pastry bag with #4 tip (or a zip lock bag with a small hole), a pattern or template and some wax paper and a bit of patience.
Another very helpful tip was to be sure to make more flakes that you need to allow for breakage, or finding a way to even use the broken ones to decorate.
White Chocolate Baking Chips
Melt the white chocolate baking chips and put them into a piping bag or drizzle small amounts on wax paper over a snowflake template to make white chocolate chip snowflakes.
How to Make a White Chocolate Snowy Flakes
Links to articles with more information about making a white chocolate snow flake.
- Snow flake Pattern Stencil - Photos - SouthernLiving.com
Use a free printable snow flake stencil to make a spectacular snow flake for any cake.
- How To Make a White Chocolate Snow flake: Step 2 - SouthernLiving.com
Use a free printable snow flake stencil to make a spectacular snow flake for any cake.
- How To Make a White Chocolate Snow flake: Step 3 - SouthernLiving.com
Use a free printable snow flake stencil to make a spectacular snow flake for any cake.
- Yummy Mummy: Cupcakes Topped with White Chocolate Snow flakes
I love these pretty little things! Somewhere I saw a photo of chocolate cupcakes with white icing snowflake toppers and had to recreate them for a holiday party.
Non-edible Snowy Decorations
Snowy Glittery Flake Decorations
Stickers and ornaments that can be used to decorate a winter-themed desserts.
Paper Punches to Punch Your Own Flakes
Punches can make snow flake shapes to decorate desserts and treats.
Using white paper and a cup cake wrapper template, you can make your own snow flake decorative wrappers.
Martha Stewart has several different snowy flake designs suitable for punching out snow for your winter cakes and cupcakes.
Cupcake Wrapper Templates
Places where you can find wrapper templates to make your own snow flake cupcake wrappers.
- Cupcake Wrappers Made from Doilies: Free Cupcake Wrapper Template | Intimate Weddings - Small Weddin
Learn how to make cup cake wrappers from paper doilies. Easy and elegant!
- Cupcake Wrappers Template | Intimate Weddings - Small Wedding Blog
Want to make cup cake wrappers for your shower or wedding? Here is a free template for you to download, as well as instructions.
- Free Cupcake Wrapper Template | Skip To My Lou
This is so easy to do.
- Cupcake Wrapper - Cupcake Wrapper
Want to give cup cakes a unique look but don't know much about cake decorating? Adorn them with DIY paper wrappers that fit your party's theme.
- Free Digital Cupcake Wrapper | Skip To My Lou
Tips on making a digital cup cake wrapper template that can be changed and printed out.
- Free Download: Cupcake Wrapper – DIY Bride
This is one of our most popular requests recently: a cup cake wrapper. A band of paper that wraps around the outside of a cupcake.
Snowy Cup cake Liners
Snow Flurry Cupcake Liners
Putting regular minicakes into cupcake liners and popping them into treat boxes is a very quick and easy way to make winter-themed treats.
Displaying Snowy Desserts and Treats
4-Tier Display Stand
4-tier dessert stand beautifully displays up to 23 personal-size treats. The cupcake stand can be quickly collapsed for easy storage.
Measures 13 x 13 x 12 inches
White Display Stand
This large cupcaketree stand is perfect for displaying your snowy treats.
Snowflake Cookie Cutter Sets
Make snow-themed cookies with this set of 8 cookie cutters.
History of this Wintry Treats Lens
Do you think you might use a snow-themed motif to make a holiday or winter dessert?