Confetti Snowman Cake

A white cake mix becomes something special with a little creativity and some candy decorations! Follow these easy directions for a cake that will turn your dessert table into a winter wonderland.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 2 hr 5 min
  • ingredients 16
  • servings 12
 

Ingredients

Cake

1
box (18.25 oz) white cake mix with pudding in the mix (not butter recipe)
1 1/4
cups water
1/3
cup vegetable oil
3
egg whites
2
tablespoons red and green holiday decors

Frosting

1
container (16 oz) creamy white ready-to-spread frosting
4
drops blue food color

Decorations

1
cup coconut
Red and green candy-coated chocolate-covered peanut candies or gumdrops
2
raisins
1
candy corn
1
brown licorice twist (6 inch), cut in half crosswise, or pretzel stick
1
red or green chewy fruit snack roll (from 4.5-oz box)
1/2
round oatmeal cookie
1
pretzel rod half or licorice twist half
Snowflake sprinkles, if desired

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Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with shortening. Make cake as directed on box with water, oil and egg whites. Stir in holiday decors. Pour batter into pan.
  • 2 Bake 28 to 33 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 3 With small plate or top of jar for pattern, cut 1 (4-inch) round and 1 (5 1/2- to 6-inch) round from waxed paper. Spread frosting over cake. Place waxed paper rounds on frosted cake to make snowman shape with larger round at bottom.
  • 4 On each side of snowman pattern, carefully drop 2 drops of food color; swirl with knife around snowman to resemble sky. Remove and discard waxed paper.
  • 5 Sprinkle coconut on snowman, filling in round shapes completely. Decorate with peanut candies for buttons, raisins for eyes, candy corn for nose, licorice for arms and fruit snack roll for scarf. Add cookie half for hat and pretzel rod for hat brim. Top blue area with snowflake sprinkles.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with shortening. Make cake as directed on box with water, oil and egg whites. Stir in holiday decors. Pour batter into pan.
  • 2 Bake 28 to 33 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 3 With small plate or top of jar for pattern, cut 1 (4-inch) round and 1 (5 1/2- to 6-inch) round from waxed paper. Spread frosting over cake. Place waxed paper rounds on frosted cake to make snowman shape with larger round at bottom.
  • 4 On each side of snowman pattern, carefully drop 2 drops of food color; swirl with knife around snowman to resemble sky. Remove and discard waxed paper.
  • 5 Sprinkle coconut on snowman, filling in round shapes completely. Decorate with peanut candies for buttons, raisins for eyes, candy corn for nose, licorice for arms and fruit snack roll for scarf. Add cookie half for hat and pretzel rod for hat brim. Top blue area with snowflake sprinkles.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Place waxed paper circles on frosting. On frosting outside of circles, drop food color, swirl with knife.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
450
(
Calories from Fat
160),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
18%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
330mg
330%;
Total Carbohydrate
69g
69%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
52g
52%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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