Sparkly Snowman Cupcakes

Can you believe that there's only 61 days before Christmas? You're probably saying to yourself, but Halloween isn't here yet and we still have Thanksgiving to go. Well it's always great to have a headstart and what better way to start than by making these delicious Sparkly Snowman Cupcakes. We have already experienced snow here in Colorado and while it wasn't enough to make a snowman, it's an indication that winter is almost here. These Sparkly Snowman Cupcakes are going to be a hit with the kids but with everyone.

Yields: 24 Cupcakes

Time: 50 minutes


1 box white cake mix (plus required ingredients listed on the box, i.e. eggs, oil & water)

1 cup unsalted butter, softened

3 teaspoons of vanilla extract

4 cups confectioners’ sugar

4 tablespoons milk

Peanut butter or butterscotch chips (1 per cupcake)

White Sugar Sprinkles

Black decorating icing


1. Prepare cake batter according to box directions and bake.

2. While cupcakes cool, make frosting. Start by using an electric mixer to beat butter until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar until fully incorporated. Beat in vanilla frosting. Pour in milk and beat for an additional 3 minutes.

3. Spread a layer of frosting onto each cupcake, making it as smooth as possible.

4. Pour sprinkles into a bowl, and dip each frosted cupcake into the sprinkles – making sure all frosting is completely covered.

5. Using the black decorating icing, create dots for eyes and a mouth for the snowman.

6. Add a peanut butter or butterscotch chip in the middle for the snowman’s nose.

Now that you have your very own snowman that you can eat, enjoy!


  1. OMG.... I want to make these!!!! Haha the kids would totally love them. I would totally have a blast making these, they are seriously so darn cute!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!!

  2. These are adorable and wonder if I could use mini chocolate chips instead of the black icing. So going to try to make for the girls now :)

  3. These are so cute!! Love it. xo ~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

  4. Snowmans are my favorite things. I have more of a collection than someone really needs. I am going to pin these!

  5. These are so cute. I think this would be great to serve at a Frozen party.

  6. Oh I am so pinning this! I don't think these would last if I made them. I'm with Janine on using chocolate chips. I'm not sure if I'll be any good with the icing. :)

  7. Christmas will come faster than we realize.
    Also, these are good for ALL WINTER!

  8. These are so adorable, and I really want cupcakes now! i want to try something like this for Halloween now!

  9. Very pretty! Now I am craving for something sweet! Love the idea of the toppings.

  10. These are so cute! Now I want some of these lol. I'll have to make them for the holidays. I love it!

  11. Now these are ridiculously cute and sound so easy to make too! I think my girls would love to help mama bake these.

  12. I really am in love with these cupcakes! I definitely want to make my own batch once I get home. They're super cute and look delicious! :)