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How to Decorate Snowman Cupcakes

Updated on April 28, 2015
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I love cooking & creating my own food masterpieces. I also enjoy sharing my own recipes including my decorative cake & cupcake tutorials.


Snowman Cupcakes

I always enjoy making special treats during the holidays. These little Snowman cupcakes will be perfect for Christmas this year. The are pretty easy and definitely a whole lot of fun to decorate. You could even like the kids decorate them! Lots of family fun with these little guys!

My family loves Coconut cake, but if you have a guest who can not eat coconut, I have included an alternative for them too.

I originally saw a picture of these in the Holiday Cupcakes book featured below. I thought they were adorable and when challenged, I couldn't resist making them. However, let me warn you now, I never do anything strictly by the instructions. I have made several changes to the original decorating directions in the book.

Snowman Cupcakes
Snowman Cupcakes | Source
White Cupcake
White Cupcake | Source

How to Begin Your Snowman Cupcakes

Since this article is about decorating the cupcakes, we are going to start with the cupcakes already baked, cooled and ready for decorating.

One note about cooking your cupcakes, remember the miniature cupcakes for the face only require about 8 min. to bake. Use a toothpick to determine exact length of baking time. When a toothpick poked in the center of the cupcake comes out clean, the cupcake is ready.

Tip for Baking White Cupcakes

When I am baking white cupcakes, I only use the egg whites and discard the yokes. This keeps the cupcake a purer white color. If your recipe calls for 3 whole eggs, use 4 egg whites instead.

Coconut Cupcake Ingredients
Coconut Cupcake Ingredients | Source

Ingredients Needed for Snowman Cupcakes

  • Large Cupcakes ~ White
  • White Miniature Cupcakes
  • White Frosting
  • Coconut ~ I used Angel Flake packaged Coconut
  • Coconut Milk from a Coconut (See Directions Below)
  • Candy for Decoration
  • *Chocolate Wafer Cookies for the Hat
  • *Melting Chocolate for Top Hat Assembly (I use Make 'n Mold Candy Wafers)
  • Ribbon for Scarf
  • Toothpicks
  • * See Candy and Cookie suggestions under Step by Step Decorating Photos

Tools Needed to Drain a Coconut
Tools Needed to Drain a Coconut | Source

Draining the Coconut ~ Step 1

Draining the milk from a coconut is easy with the right tools.

Simply use a sterilized Phillips-head screwdriver and a hammer or mallet. Place the screwdriver on the eye of the coconut and hammer through the shell and the fruit to the milk. You will feel the point where you have broken through to the milk. The screwdriver will move easily at that point.

Father of Sylvestermouse Demonstrates How to Drain a Coconut
Father of Sylvestermouse Demonstrates How to Drain a Coconut | Source

How to Drain the Milk from a Coconut

Usually, I sit flat on the concrete walk or floor with the coconut between my knees and hammer the holes. However, this morning my dad came over and preformed this task so I could take pictures for you.

You will need to puncture at least two of the three eyes of the coconut.

Turn the coconut upside down over a coffee cup and let it drain. There will be some coconut shell residue that settles in the bottom of the coffee cup. Simply spoon it or strain it out leaving the milk free of debris.

Step by Step Instructions ~ Preparing the Baked Cupcake for Decoration

Step 1: Drain milk from real coconut

Step 2: In a mixing bowl, pour coconut milk on Angel Flake coconut and stir together.* (I actually use my hands to mix together)

Step 3: Frost baked white cupcakes with white frosting.

Step 4: Cover each iced cupcake with prepared coconut and gently press the coconut into the frosting with the palm of your hand. You will want the coconut to be pressed firmly into place when you decorate.

Step 5: At this point, I like to refrigerate the cupcakes for at least 1 hr. before I decorate them. This is not necessary, but it gives me a needed break in the process and allows everything to set before I start playing with it :)

*If you ask me why I add coconut milk to my Angel Flake coconut, my only answer would be because my mother and my grandmother before her, did it that way and their coconut cakes are exceptional!

Step by Step Photos for Preparing the Cupcakes for Decoration

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Drain CoconutMix Coconut and Angel Flake Coconut togetherFrost CupcakesCover cupcake with coconut and press down
Drain Coconut
Drain Coconut | Source
Mix Coconut and Angel Flake Coconut together
Mix Coconut and Angel Flake Coconut together | Source
Frost Cupcakes
Frost Cupcakes | Source
Cover cupcake with coconut and press down
Cover cupcake with coconut and press down | Source

Step by Step Instructions ~ Assembling and Decorating Snowman Cupcakes

Decorate the Snowman's Face and Body While He is Laying on His Back

Step 1: Join 1 large cupcake to one small cupcake with a toothpick by gently inserting the toothpick into each cupcake.*

Step 2: Tie ribbon around the neck of the snowman

Step 3: Add Eyes, Nose and Mouth. You will need to press the candy pieces into the actual frosting. I cleared the area of coconut to be able to set the mouth in place.

Step 4: Add Buttons down the Body

Step 5: Make Hat, if desired. I made the top hat by adhering the bite size piece of licorice on the York mint with melting chocolate.

Step 6: Set Snowman up and set his hat on his head. You will need to use melting chocolate or half of a toothpick to attach the hat to his head.

*Toothpicks are not always easy to stick through the cupcake liners. I used an embroidery needle to stick through the paper and start the hole for the toothpick.

Step by Step Photos of Assembing and Decorating Snowman Cupcakes

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Join one Large Cupcake and one Small Cupcake with a ToothpickTie Ribbon around NeckAdd Eyes, Nose and Mouth to HeadAdd Buttons to Body
Join one Large Cupcake and one Small Cupcake with a Toothpick
Join one Large Cupcake and one Small Cupcake with a Toothpick | Source
Tie Ribbon around Neck
Tie Ribbon around Neck | Source
Add Eyes, Nose and Mouth to Head
Add Eyes, Nose and Mouth to Head | Source
Add Buttons to Body
Add Buttons to Body | Source

Eyes: Candy Buttons ~ Nose: Candy Corn ~ Mouth: Sour Cherries Candy ~ Buttons: Mini Choc. Chips ~ Hat: Nonpareil

Eyes: Candy Buttons ~ Nose: Candy Corn ~ Mouth: Sour Cherries Candy ~ Buttons: Mini Choc. Chips ~ Hat: Nonpareil
Eyes: Candy Buttons ~ Nose: Candy Corn ~ Mouth: Sour Cherries Candy ~ Buttons: Mini Choc. Chips ~ Hat: Nonpareil | Source

Displaying Snowman Cupcakes

When you display Snowman Cupcakes, you will want to use extra coconut around their base, as pictured, to give them stability.

Eyes and Nose: Mini M&M's ~ Mouth: Sour Cherries Candy ~ Buttons: Mini M&M's ~ Top Hat: York Peppermint Pattie & Licorice

Eyes and Nose: Mini M&M's ~ Mouth: Sour Cherries Candy ~ Buttons: Mini M&M's ~ Top Hat: York Peppermint Pattie & Licorice
Eyes and Nose: Mini M&M's ~ Mouth: Sour Cherries Candy ~ Buttons: Mini M&M's ~ Top Hat: York Peppermint Pattie & Licorice | Source

Meet Robin ~ My Favorite Snowman Cupcake

This cupcake was made just for Robin, the one who challenged me to make Snowman Cupcakes :)

Eyes: Mini M&M's ~ Nose: Orange Slice ~ Mouth: Sour Cherries Candy ~ Buttons: Mini M&M ~ Top Hat: Oreo Cookie & Licorice

Eyes: Mini M&M's ~ Nose: Orange Slice ~ Mouth: Sour Cherries Candy ~ Buttons: Mini M&M ~ Top Hat: Oreo Cookie & Licorice
Eyes: Mini M&M's ~ Nose: Orange Slice ~ Mouth: Sour Cherries Candy ~ Buttons: Mini M&M ~ Top Hat: Oreo Cookie & Licorice | Source

Candy Selection Suggestions

Candy Suggestions for Face and Buttons

M&M's Candy ~ Regular Size or Mini Size

Mini Chocolate Chips

Candy Corn

Candy Buttons (I found these at Cracker Barrel Restaurant)

Orange Slices Candy

Sour Cherries Candy

Fruit Gems Candy

Suggestions for the Snowman's Hat

Oreo Cookies (Halves ~ You will only want the cookie wafer part)

York Peppermint Patties

Chocolate Nonpareils

Black Licorice (Bite size or cut into bite size)

For Individuals Who Can Not Eat Coconut, Simply Leave the Coconut Off and Decorate the Snowman Cupcake

For Individuals Who Can Not Eat Coconut, Simply Leave the Coconut Off and Decorate the Snowman Cupcake
For Individuals Who Can Not Eat Coconut, Simply Leave the Coconut Off and Decorate the Snowman Cupcake | Source

Foil Cupcake Baking Cups

When I am decorating cupcakes, I prefer to use Foil Cupcake Baking Cups. They come with the white liner cup that you normally see sold separately. I bake the cupcakes in both cups. You do not want to separate the two cups until you have finished decorating the cupcake.

The foil cups gives me stability while I decorate. When I am ready to display or serve the cupcakes, I simply remove the outer foil cup.

Snowman Cupcake
Snowman Cupcake | Source

From Boo Boo to Woo-hoo!

This was my first snowman cupcake of the day. I tried to decorate him while he was standing up. He fell over and the small cupcake broke in half.

I felt so sorry for this brave little snowman, that I scraped off his frosting, set the small cupcake on top of the large cupcake. I frosted him again and re-decorated him. I then placed him in the refrigerator.

When my son came home and saw him, he laughed and declared that he looked like a melting snowman. Then he said, "well, actually, he is my favorite!"

So, I share my "boo boo" turned "woo-hoo" with you.

So What Do You Think?

Is the Little Repaired Snowman:

See results

My Inspiration - Even though I didn't follow the directions in the book :)


© 2010 Cynthia Sylvestermouse

Are You Ready to Bring Those Snowmen In Out of the Cold and Into Your Kitchen?

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      7 years ago

      I love that you used REAL coconut to decorate your snowman cupcakes! That adds a special touch of delicious to the recipe!

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      8 years ago

      Fantastic lens.

    • clkbm profile image


      8 years ago

      Your snowman cupcakes are so cute. I am not sure I am handy enough in the kitchen to do something like that but I might give it a shot.

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      8 years ago

      your cake is looking so tasty I hope your family enjoy this cake

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      8 years ago

      Exceptional entry! I found How to Decorate Snowman Cupcakes for Christmas, very interesting. I'll check back later to see if more posts are added.

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      8 years ago

      Thanks for the tips on How to Decorate Snowman Cupcakes for Christmas

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      8 years ago from Canada

      Your articles never disappoint me. Your recipes are delightful, easy to follow, and with images that are absolutely mouth watering. I would love to munch out on your snowman cupcakes. Oh so good.

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      Darcie French 

      8 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      These are the cutest little snowmen ever - what a great way to make cake for a winter birthday party :)

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      8 years ago

      Yes, and I would love to make snowman cupcakes this Christmas! Thanks for sharing that tasty recipe.

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      Tea Pixie 

      8 years ago

      Yes! Fantastic project. :) I am your 100th voter!!! I would like to know how to join the cupcake club, too.

      A note for your readers - to use the flesh of the cocoanut, after draining, roll that baby up in a tea towel, take out to the sidewalk with a hammer and smack it a few times. It's an easy way to make little mess and keep as much "guts" as possible.

    • BuckHawkcenter profile image


      8 years ago

      Had to stop back by to remember all the fun of trying this out on my own. Way too cool!

    • Wednesday-Elf profile image


      8 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Stopping back by to 'drool' over these delicious looking snowman cupcakes. I do love coconut!

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      8 years ago

      These are so cute! Perfect Christmas treats!

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      mouse1996 lm 

      9 years ago

      Super cute. I love seeing fancy cupcakes. Great lens.

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      9 years ago

      These snowmen are so adorable. Love the fresh coconut milk tip!

    • ResearchAddict profile image


      9 years ago

      So cute! You really do believe in baking from scratch (fresh coconut - wow)

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      9 years ago

      I would make them without coconut.. :) Blessed!

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      9 years ago

      Little poor half-melted snowman...Looks delicious! :)

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      Treasures By Brenda 

      9 years ago from Canada

      Wow these must be amazing. They LOOK amazing. Sharing the link on the Christmas Every Day Facebook page...Christmas may be gone but the snowmen are just arriving! Happy New Years!

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      9 years ago

      Just couldn't resist and had to come back here. You made me want to eat a coconut... Ah coconut milk, what a delight...!

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      9 years ago

      Brilliant the only cup cake I have ever seen the use of a hammer in! This lense has left a huge smile on my face. Thank you.

    • Wednesday-Elf profile image


      9 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      These snowmen cupcakes are adorable! Since our mid-Missouri weather has yet to bring us any snow this winter, snowmen cupcakes may be the only snow I'll see for Christmas! Thanks for the delightful baking tutorial. Merry Christmas! ~~Elf~~ - Wednesday's, not Santa's! :)

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      9 years ago

      Good lens. The coconut is not one of my favorites, but it sure is effective! My mother used to use it making an Easter Bunny cake around Easter as well as for snowmen!

      --Art Haule

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      9 years ago

      Wonderful lens! Feel free to check out my lens about making Margarita Cupcakes, if you'd like :)

    • feliciasfavs profile image


      9 years ago

      I quest-liked this lens because, well, because the repaired snowman is cute and I love Sylvestermouse's recipes.

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      9 years ago

      Snowman cupcakes! Coconut will always works in making snow effect on a cupcake.

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      9 years ago

      I'm gonna begin making my own snowman cupcakes!

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 

      9 years ago from Jersey Shore

      Love the fact that you use your own fresh coconut! Good instructions-thanks!

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      carcamping lm 

      9 years ago

      Really great ideas and I loved these! And thank you for including one for those of us who do not eat coconut! :) Blessing!

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      9 years ago

      That is awesome love it.. I want to make this right now.

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      9 years ago from USA

      Let it SNOW! I am so ready to be snowed in with CUPCAKES! Very fun page. ***A SquidAngel Blessing Boost *** for you : )!

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      Nicole Pellegrini 

      9 years ago from New Jersey

      Loved it! Especially with all of your detailed information and photographs...shows how you can take a cookbook recipe and make it personal.

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      10 years ago from Canada

      These are so cute. I will have to try to make this snowman.

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      10 years ago

      Really, really cute idea

    • JeremiahStanghini profile image


      10 years ago

      I love me some cupcakes!!

      With Love and Gratitude,


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      Lady Gotrocks 

      10 years ago

      Yummy Lens! Blessed!

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      10 years ago

      What a great idea.

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      sorana lm 

      10 years ago

      This lens not only looks great but so delicious also. I bet you had fun making it.

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      hayleylou lm 

      10 years ago

      These are just adorable, **Blessed** and featured on My Time as a Squid Angel

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 

      10 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      I just had to come back to give this lens a blessing - it's the best cupcake lens ever!

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      10 years ago

      Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      10 years ago

      So who ate all the cakes after all that? A great entry on the stack - I've just been following the thread - a little interesting to keep up with..

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      10 years ago

      Your snowman cupcakes are so clever and utterly adorable! I love coconut, but no one else in my family does. I think next Christmas, I'll make some of these just for me!

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 

      10 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      These are the best cupcakes ever! I love coconut and snowmen.

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      10 years ago

      Super job! The cupcakes came out so adorable! YUM!

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      10 years ago

      Congratulations for being part of the 2010 Giant Squid showcase! I love coconut cup cakes! :)

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      10 years ago

      Adorable! Congrats on making the list for the 2010 Giant Squid Showcase.

    • KimGiancaterino profile image


      10 years ago

      How cute ... I love the cupcake you made for Robin. Congratulations on your 2010 Giant Squid Showcase honor. Best to you in the coming year.

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      Spook LM 

      10 years ago

      Yikes, thanks for doing one for me as I just can't eat Coconut. Congratulations on your feat and all the best in 2011.

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      Indigo Janson 

      10 years ago from UK

      Yay! Your adorable snowmen are in the 2010 Giant Squid Showcase! Thanks for showing us all how to make the cutest cupcakes ever. :)

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      10 years ago

      Congrats on being one of the Top 45 in the 2010 Giant Squid Showcase! Loved this lens the first time I saw it and it is well deserved of the honor it has received. Love ya, girl!

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      10 years ago from Iowa

      Congratulations on being one of the 45 on the Giant Squid 2010 Showcase. Very cool. :) They look yummy.

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      10 years ago

      I am so pleased to be able to congratulate you for being on on the 2010 Giant Squid Showcase! This is precious!

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      10 years ago

      Congratulations for being included in The 2010 Giant Squid Showcase by the SquidTeam! How cool is that! Happy New Year, Squidhugs from Kathy

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      10 years ago

      Congrats on making it into the Giant Squids 2010 showcase! Happy New Years!

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      10 years ago

      Great Lens, such cute cupcakes and they look wonderful :)

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      10 years ago

      Good lens. The snowmen are so cute! I will see if I can make some.

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      10 years ago

      You are one cupcake mama. Yours are always so cute. Great job.

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      Shelly Sellers 

      10 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      I'm ready to bring these snowmen into my mouth! YUMMY! They are darling :)

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      Mary Beth Granger 

      10 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      these are really neat...blessed and added to my December Blessings lens.

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      10 years ago

      These are amazing! Can't wait to try making some. I would probably try the non-coconut version myself but either way they look incredible. Thank you for the great instructions and pics (and I adore the melted snowman!!)

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      10 years ago

      These guys are so cute. I just finished reading Susan lens on her version of the snowman cupcake. Then I had to come here to see if she did it or not. Yep I was seeing double all right. Well, her's was a little "fatter" but other than that just perfect.

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      10 years ago from British Columbia

      These are cupcakes we will have to try! What fun!

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      10 years ago

      very creative and cute at the same time. I love them, I think I will do some Saturday. Great lens.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      10 years ago from United States

      @BuckHawkcenter: You lens is not silly, it is fabulous! You are certainly not untalented either. I love your snowman and the hospital gown picture is to die for. LOL Anyone making these snowmen will add their own touches and they will all be original and no doubt, wonderful!

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      10 years ago

      How delightful that you included my silly lens on how untalented I really am. It was so much fun trying to make the snowman (and yes he finally tasted awesome!)

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      10 years ago from Australia

      I so have to cook these with my daughter this Christmas - what fun! Even though it's summer in Australia we can still build a snowman with these gorgeous snowman cupcakes.

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      10 years ago

      Too cute! Great lens!

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      10 years ago

      These are super cute!

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      10 years ago

      Yes I am ... and I would love to build a snowman cake too!

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      10 years ago

      Oh these snowman cupcakes are just too cute! I really love the little guy who had to be repaired! Bet he tasted just as good as the other ones...well except that the poor little guy had no coconut!

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      10 years ago

      Just stopping by again to get my list of ingredients! Doing my test and practice today before I do them for the big Christmas Dinner!

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      lasertek lm 

      10 years ago

      This is probably the first time I have seen a snowman cupcake designed with coconut shredding. Very creative!

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      10 years ago from Albuquerque, NM


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      Indigo Janson 

      10 years ago from UK

      You really do make the most darling cupcakes! Love these adorable little snowmen and guess what... that was my 400th poll too and I got extra points, all thanks to your little repaired snowman!

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      10 years ago


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      Julianne Gentile 

      10 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio, US

      These look wonderful!

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      10 years ago

      Awesome little snowmen! I love how they can all be just a little bit different - like they all have their own personalities! Just like the BooBooWooHoo guy! ;-)

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      10 years ago

      These are so very cute!! Love the boo boo to woo woo!

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      Sandy Mertens 

      10 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      They look so cute. If only there was a substitute for coconut.

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      HorseAndPony LM 

      10 years ago

      These are so cute. Since snowmen just melt anyhow I think I could eat these. :)

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      10 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Great job on your assignment. Blessed.

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      Rhonda Albom 

      10 years ago from New Zealand

      You are so clever! I love the snowman cupcakes

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      10 years ago

      This very good...have never seen that...great job

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      10 years ago

      Such an awesome job. Congratulations to you.

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      Tonie Cook 

      10 years ago from USA

      Great idea, and wonderful instructions. Bookmarked and lens rolled.

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      Mrmakingusmile LM 

      10 years ago

      Very creative. Tasty Tasty! Thanks for making me smile.

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      10 years ago

      These snowman cupcakes are just ADORABLE!

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      Addy Bell 

      10 years ago

      Coconut cupcakes with real coconut milk. Sounds fantastic.

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      Lisa Auch 

      10 years ago from Scotland


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      10 years ago

      These are amazing!!! Nice Jenga challenge!

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      Ann Hinds 

      10 years ago from So Cal

      This is very clever and I think we'll have to try it. I like the very clear directions.

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      Karen Kay 

      10 years ago from Jackson, MS

      Unbelievable you did this in less than 48 hours! I cannot believe how detailed it is, especially about how to drain coconut! Wowzers!

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      Cynthia Arre 

      10 years ago from Quezon City

      What a clever dea! These snowmen cupcakes are so creative. They're awesome, Cynthia. I would love to try making these sometime. ~blessed~

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      10 years ago

      Ohhhhh I love coconut. So very very cute!

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      10 years ago from Australia

      My word! What a detailed lens in such a short time. You're AMAZING!

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      10 years ago

      Ooooooooooooh! Excellent! I definitely enjoyed learning how to make cupcake snowmen! They're so cute. And well deserved purple star!

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      Susan Deppner 

      10 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Love the purple star!

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      10 years ago from Western Mass

      too cute. nice jenga lens. )

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      gia combs-ramirez 

      10 years ago from Montana

      Wow! You set the standard high for the Jenga quest! Amazing lens. Blessed by a coconut loving angel!


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