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Recipe - Mini Snowball Cakes

Snowball Cakes

These simple but effective miniature Snowball Cakes are a great idea for Christmas, and would look wonderful presented on a Christmas plate. They are really easy to make and perfect for a Christmas treat, with minimum effort.

You need
  • Fairy cakes
  • Butter cream
  • White non pareils (hundreds and thousands)
  • Edible pearl lustre pray
  • Spatula / knife

mini cake and standard fairy cake
To make 14 miniature Snowball cakes I used my Fairy Cake recipe changing the quantities to a one egg mix (2 oz butter, sugar, self raising flour, a touch of baking powder). 

Tip - add sufficient mixture into your cake cases so they rise when baking to give a domed effect to add to the snowball shape.

Butter cream recipe
2 oz butter (not too soft)
4 oz icing sugar (sifted)


  • Mix the butter and icing sugar together using a whisk until smooth and well combined. This will help its appearance of a paler white colour, more snow like.
  • Butter cream the tops of the cakes with a thick layer of butter cream creating a domed effect. Smooth over the butter cream by first dipping the spatula into hot water.
  • Pour the white non pareils into a small bowl then dip the cakes into them so that they cover the butter cream.  
  • Spray with pearlised lustre to give that sparkly snowy effect.
Snowball Cakes

Tip - Remember any extra butter cream can be put into the freezer until you next bake.

I'm entering these cakes into November's Tea Time Treats Birthday  Challenge What Kate Baked and Karen at Lavender and Loveage who is this months host.

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9 comments:

  1. Lovely and would be a great cake for a white wedding too. x

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  2. This is a beautiful treat on Christmas!

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  3. So pretty and I am glad for the buttercream tip. I am making some for macarons and think I might have some left over.

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  4. Ooooo lovely festive cupcakes...these are so pretty...what a great idea for decorating! :-)

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  5. These are fabulous and well executed too - I love your sprinkles and now have sprinkles envy:)

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  6. I love these cute little cuppies. Perfect for the Christmas season, they look quite snowy x

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  7. They're so beautiful! Gah, I need to get into Christmas. Get my head into the game!

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  8. AW! I LOVE them Angela and such LOVELY wee cakes, perfect for Tea Time Treats and our birthday party! Karen

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