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Winter Wonderland Cake

You can make a “Winter Wonderland” cake for a variety of occasions — a bridal shower, wedding, birthday or any other wintertime event.  Soft lighting, soft greens and sparkles will make any occasion beautiful!!

Make cakes (easily done in advance;  wrapped and frozen), then on the day of, or day before the event, fill with tasty filling and frost with white buttercream frosting.

From there, you can pipe snowballs, white flowers, pearls or whatever and then add clear sparkly sprinkles, white sprinkles or other various piping around the cake to look like snowy swirls or snowballs. Cakepops work well for snowballs!

For my most recent cake, I made a batch of white cakepops (without sticks) and put them around the cake as snowballs. I made snowflakes out of royal icing and after they had thoroughly set (24 hours), I put them on the cake and around the sides.

♥ Royal Icing for making Snowflakes

4 Tablespoons Meringue Powder
16 ounces Confectioner’s Powdered  Sugar
6 – 8 Tablespoons Warm Water

Beat all ingredients until stiff peaks form, adding water a tablespoon at a time until you get the smooth whipped consistency.

Be sure your bowl and utensils are completely grease-free — if not, the icing will not whip up properly.

To make Snowflakes, draw or trace snowflakes on a sheet of parchment paper. Turn parchment over BEFORE you pipe the royal icing on the lines you’ve traced!!!

These Snowflake Cutters from Amazon are very beautiful — not only for making outlines for this application, but also beautiful cookies, white chocolate cut-outs, other craft projects, etc.
I have this Snowflake set for fondant and cookie cutouts.

  • Make Royal Icing.
  • Fit a piping bag with a round tip and fill with the Royal Icing.
  • *Remember to turn the parchment over after tracing the snowflakes or you will have the snowflake stencil/pencil print on the underside of the royal icing snowflake!
    {trust me! 😉 }

  • Using your round tip/piping bag, begin making your snowflakes by following the outlines from your snowflake cookie cutters.  Or you can make a variety of sizes of snowflakes by piping six sided crosses with ‘arrows’ on each line.

Leave the snowflakes to set up *undisturbed* for a full day. And, be sure to make plenty of snowflakes for your cake project — in other words, make extra to make up for the inevitable breakage!

The snowflakes will *easiliy* lift from the parchment.  They’ll stand up on, or out of, or into, the sides of the frosted cake.

If you make a batch of white cakepops you can use these as ‘snowballs’ on or around the cake.