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This is the perfect cake for a Christmas party, as it will feed a good crowd of hungry mouths.
Serves at least 14

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  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 180˚C (350˚F) Gas 4.

  • Step 2

    Make up the Medium Cake and Large Cake. Spoon the medium cake batter into the prepared 18-cm/7-inch cake tin and the large cake batter into the 23-cm/9-inch cake tin/pan. Spread evenly.

  • Step 3

    A sk an adult to help you put the tins/pans on the middle shelf of the preheated oven. Bake the medium cake for about 30 minutes and the large cake for 35–40 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the cakes comes out clean.

  • Step 4

    Ask an adult to help you remove the tins/pans from the oven and leave to cool for 10 minutes before tipping the cakes out to cool on a wire rack.

  • Step 5

    While the cakes are cooling, take the Buttercream Frosting and put 5 tablespoons into a small bowl. Tint this small amount red using the red food colouring paste.

  • Step 6

    Lay the cold cakes side by side. If necessary, cut a thin layer off the tops of the cakes so that they are the same height. Cut away about one-fifth off the larger cake in an inward curve and set aside. Lay the ribbon down horizontally before fitting the smaller cake on the ribbon into the curved space.

  • Step 7

    Cover the top and side of both of the cakes in the untinted buttercream, spreading it evenly with a palette knife. Cover the whole cake evenly in desiccated coconut.

  • Step 8

    Use the reserved leaf-shaped piece of cake and the cupcake to make the snowman’s hat. Cover these in the red buttercream and position on top of the snowman’s head.

  • Step 9

    Cut the liquorice allsort /twizzler in half for the eyes and arrange the chocolate chips for the mouth. Position the sugar-coated sweets down the centre as butons.

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    Step 10

    Tint the fondant icing orange using the food colouring paste and shape this into a carrot. Position on the snowman’s face.

  • Step 11

    Finally, push a length of flaked chocolate into each for the snowman’s arms.

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Munnazah C.
Munnazah C. · Newcastle upon Tyne, England, GB · 7 projects
Love this idea!!!
Amberlynn Reid
Amberlynn Reid · Kathmandu, Central Region, NP · 67 projects
Looks deelish!!

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