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I am not a cake person. I also feel like I start every cake post out with that disclaimer haha. It’s not that I don’t love beautiful, detailed cakes…..it’s just that I don’t have the patience for them. Oh how I wish I could decorate cakes like the ones on Ace of Cakes and some of the other cake competition shows! I so wish I could decorate 3 or 4 tier cakes with fondant and sculptures and whatnot. But my patience doesn’t stretch that far.
One day when I have ample amounts of free time (which will be never haha) I’ll sit down and work on teaching myself how to do that but until then, everyone I love is going to have to just deal with homemade Angie cakes. Hopefully they’ll be ok with that 😉
I have tried my hand at carving cakes and I can normal do a simple shaped cake but sometimes I just want a little more detail in my cakes. That’s where frozen buttercream transfers come into play. I can literally put whatever I want to on a cake! Plus they’re pretty easy! If you can trace and color you can make one of these cakes. Really, because that’s all there is to it.
Recently when I was shopping at Dollar General, I fell in love with all of their Christmas candy (as I do each year)! Of course I just can’t eat it, I have to make something creative with it haha.
I literally went back and forth for like 30 minutes in the Dollar General Holiday section between Santa candy and snowman treats for inspiration haha. I’m pretty sure the people in there thought I was crazy haha. With the great prices I ended up just getting a ton of candy and went home to work on my creation!
I went over a few different options, themes and candy but in the end, after a little inspiration from some super cute snowman suckers and snowflake sprinkles, I decided that a snowman cake needed to happen. So that night, this Frozen Buttercream Transfer Snowman was brought to life.
I made my first Frozen Buttercream Transfer cake back in July for Kendra’s birthday and fell in love with how easy it was. The hardest part was figuring out what design I wanted and waiting for the transfer to freeze 🙂
I made a basic snowman shape in paintshop for this one and then used the snowman details from PicMonkey to complete his look. Then all I did was print it out to use as my guide to trace.
Scoop the icing into the bowl of a mixer. Whip on high for about 4 minutes. This will add air to the frosting which will increase the volume and make the icing whiter!
Perfect! Better color and better texture than what it was straight from the can!
Using the piping bag of black icing, carefully trace the outline of the snowman. (I forgot to do around his face!)
Moving quickly so that the buttercream doesn’t thaw, flip the butter cream transfer over onto the cake. Peel the wax paper off! Decorate with sprinkles and icing borders.
And that’s pretty much it. The blue batter swirls were kind of light, I suppose I should have made the blue batter darker so that it would show up in the cake, oops. But I still loved it!
I wish you were here to share this cake with us! My favorite cake recipe, my favorite cream cheese icing and a cute snowman! I may not be the best cake decorator but I think he looks pretty darn cute if I do say so myself haha. 🙂
Do you ever decorate cakes? Do you go all out on them or do you just bake and frost?