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SIZE: Other (cake balls)

These jolly guys will add sparkle and mirth to holiday parties!

1.    Fashion cake pops from cake scraps and buttercream, then shape into balls; make half of the balls slightly larger than the other. Alternately, you may use cereal treats to create the smaller balls, as they will be lighter in weight.

2.    Chill thoroughly for easy handling.

3.    When pops are chilled, melt enough white chocolate to fill a medium bowl at least halfway. Dip a ball into the melted chocolate to cover; you can either temporarily skewer balls for dipping, or use chocolate dipping tools.

4.    Before the chocolate sets on each, sprinkle—don’t dip—white sanding sugar over the balls. Tip: have sugars at the ready in a small bowl with a spoon.

5.    Pipe eyes and buttons in dark chocolate on a piece of wax paper or parchment; mouths are easiest to apply directly to the balls. Tip: it’s best not to use a metal tip to pipe, as the chocolate will set up and plug the tip within just a few moments.

6.    When all balls are set, pair large balls with small balls to create the body and head of each snowman. Attach heads to bodies with a small dab of melted chocolate.

7.    Attach dark chocolate eyes and buttons with chocolate or icing, and attach two Pink Jumbo Quins below eyes as cheeks. Pipe a few small dots in dark chocolate for the mouth.

8.    Attach a Spice Drop on each head as a hat.

9.    Mix icing colors to complement Spice Drops: shown here are icings mixed with Lucks Green Liquid Airbrush Color and Red Airbrush Color (red used sparsely to make pink).

10.    Pipe hat trim in complementary colors using a #16 Star Tube, and scarves with a #5 Plain Round Tube.

Decorating idea by Charra Jarosz