fried egg sweets for nose (orange bit cut into triangle with sharp knife)
Bottom of fried egg sweet made bottom of hat
Sainsburys marshmallows, very helpfully taper at one end (smaller end = head, larger end = body) Scarves and tops of hats made from red jelly snakes (natural sweet company).
The eyes and buttons are made by wetting a toothpick, poking a hole in the marshmallow and pushing a silverspoon chocolate strand into the hole..
Now frost the frosting:
Cream cheese frosting (Hummingbird Bakery cookbook)
300g icing sugar, sifted
50g butter at room temperature
125g cream cheese (Philadelphia), chilled
(covers 12 cakes)
WARNING: If you go right in with a whisk onto icing sugar and butter you will have a layer of dust over everything in your kitchen and it’ll look like you’ve had plastering done. To avoid "icing sugar lung" and this not so great home decor look, start to crumb the icing sugar together with the butter (as though you were making a crumble), when its kind of combined add the cheese and whisk.
If you have a food processor with a lid, ignore the above and be happy!
Don’t whisk for too long though, it’ll get a bit runny!
Use a spatula to layer the frosting on top of the cupcakes.
Plonk snowman on top (I sprinkled a little silver edible glitter around them too).
Then, if you're bonkers like me, take them outside to photograph them in the snow, whilst crossing your fingers that your neighbours don't choose now as the time to come and speak to you...