Frosted Dreams…..Winter Cupcakes


Frosted Dreams………

I’ve had  fantasies of skating in a beautiful out door rink, background music plays, snow gently falls and I feel the icy cold wind blowing on my face while I hear the criss cross sound of blades hitting ice.  We finish chilled to the bone, stop for hot cocoa by a fire and sitting there are the most gorgeous cupcakes!

That’s right……cupcakes!  Ever since Kristan shared her incredibly cute snowman cupcakes I haven’t been able to get them off my mind.

Here in St. Louis, we’ve had lots of cold and very little snow.  So I thought if I was making snowman cupcakes, why not a few snowballs too!

How to make Snowball Cupcakes

Snowball Cupcakes

Perfect Cupcakes using a mix (I used Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe French Vanilla)

Vanilla Butter Cream frosting

AND………..because I was really feeling frosty……….

my attempt at Snowman cupcakes

How to make Snowman Cupcakes

Snowman Cupcakes

Head over to Confessions of a Cookbook Queen to read Kristan’s fabulous instructions on how to make these snowman cupcakes.

Just don’t laugh when you see how much cuter hers are than mine! {wink}

My family, namely my husband, LOVED the snowman hats SO much, he’s requested that I make an extra batch of just hats next time! lol………..I never even got to eat one, so I wouldn’t know how good they were, but let’s just say, oreos and marshmallows covered in chocolate……..I think I understand!

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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+

62 Responses to “Frosted Dreams…..Winter Cupcakes”

  1. Lynn from For Love or Funny posted on January 10, 2011 at 6:18 am (#)

    Those snowmen are almost too cute to eat!

  2. Kristyn posted on January 10, 2011 at 6:22 am (#)

    Yummmy!! Even at 7am!! Cupcakes are loved in our house, I may have to try these out!! Total random question but what font is “Frosty” in….i love it!



    • TidyMom replied on January 10th, 2011 at 6:27 am

      He’s just in 2 cupcake wrappers……….one he was baked in, the other I just set him in it for the picture
      Thanks these were a lot of fun to make and eat!

  3. Amanda posted on January 10, 2011 at 7:11 am (#)

    Beautiful cupcakes!!! Amazing pictures… you are to dang talented!

  4. Amy | She Wears Many Hats posted on January 10, 2011 at 7:59 am (#)

    These are darling!

  5. Jackie posted on January 10, 2011 at 8:06 am (#)

    I’ve been subscribed to your blog for some time now. I just wanted to say how much I love and enjoy reading your blog. I have a baking blog and I love some of the ideas you inspire in me. Have a Happy New Year. Jackie

  6. Wenderly posted on January 10, 2011 at 8:08 am (#)

    Precious just precious!

  7. Amy @ Living Locurto posted on January 10, 2011 at 8:08 am (#)

    Love these! Would have been perfect for our random snow storm we just had in Dallas:-)

  8. Laura posted on January 10, 2011 at 9:06 am (#)

    We’ve actually been “snowed in” for the last two days here in Louisiana, so I made snowflake cut out cookies and decorated them with royal icing. Each cookie is different just like each snowflake is not the same. I was disappointed in how the color blue turned out ( I was hoping for more of a ‘snowy blue’, but I think I used to much paste) but other than that, I enjoyed my baking project! Stay warm!!

  9. Paula posted on January 10, 2011 at 9:09 am (#)

    Your snowballs and your snowmen cupcakes are sweet. What is it about snowmen that make you want to just hug them…even if they are edible and we pop them in our mouths without a second thought? I suppose it’s better than the other option for some….melting!
    You did a great job on both of these cupcakes Cheryl.

  10. Tracy posted on January 10, 2011 at 9:19 am (#)

    Aren’t these the sweetest! Love these, Cheryl!

  11. Sue posted on January 10, 2011 at 10:00 am (#)

    The snowball cupcakes are my favorite:) Perfect!

  12. heather@myeverydaygraces posted on January 10, 2011 at 10:19 am (#)

    Very cute and full of wintery fun:)

    I have a question about linking to different web parties…
    I see that you are linked up to some that haven’t yet occurred. Do you go to the site on the day of the link event and sign up then? Do you write yourself a little reminder? Thanks so much.

    • TidyMom replied on January 10th, 2011 at 11:46 am

      I link to the same parties most weeks so I just try to remember to link to them…..sometimes I do forget though

  13. Lynn Brown posted on January 10, 2011 at 10:19 am (#)

    I still have my winter wonderland cupcakes I have been dreaming about doing on my to do list. We are still getting plenty of snow so I suppose I still have time! :0) too cute!

  14. ButterYum posted on January 10, 2011 at 10:20 am (#)

    Simply adorable cupcakes! You’re very talented.


  15. teresa posted on January 10, 2011 at 10:27 am (#)

    These SNOWBALL cookies are the cutest cupcakes EVER!
    I love the blue cups and how perfect the WHITE ball is!
    My kind of cupcake!
    I know they were YUMMY too!
    How many POINTS? ;o)

  16. Cookbook Queen posted on January 10, 2011 at 12:09 pm (#)

    Love these!!

    And I agree….the hats were the best part!!

  17. the country cook @ Delightful Country Cookin posted on January 10, 2011 at 1:16 pm (#)

    Oh my goodness, how cute are those!

  18. SMITH BITES posted on January 10, 2011 at 2:43 pm (#)

    waaaayyyyyy to cute Cheryl – and perfect since quite a few of us have/or are getting snow this week!

  19. Jamie | My Baking Addiction posted on January 10, 2011 at 5:15 pm (#)

    So pretty! I love those ruffled liners, in fact I have a stockpile of them in my possession!

  20. Chiara Hawley posted on January 10, 2011 at 5:40 pm (#)

    Oh, I love them–and want to munch on one too! I love cupcake projects! By the way, you always take such lovely pictures of your product–one of many reasons to love your blog!

  21. Robyn | Add a Pinch posted on January 10, 2011 at 6:21 pm (#)

    Cute, cute, cute!!!

  22. Lenetté posted on January 10, 2011 at 8:41 pm (#)

    true awesomeness!

  23. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles posted on January 10, 2011 at 9:02 pm (#)

    I love these! The stark white with that beautiful blue is stunning. A perfect January cupcake!

  24. michelle posted on January 10, 2011 at 9:33 pm (#)

    love them both!!!! especially would like to have a snowball right now :)

  25. rachel posted on January 11, 2011 at 12:17 am (#)

    You’re ridiculously cute and talented 😉

    love these! YUM

  26. Madigan at madiganmade posted on January 11, 2011 at 5:45 am (#)

    I’m starting to get a little sick of the snow (I’m ready for spring already!) but these look awesome! Love the wrapper, too.

  27. Kristen posted on January 11, 2011 at 8:57 am (#)

    These are the most adorable winter cupcakes! Knowing my kids they’d start throwing them at each other!

  28. bridget {bake at 350} posted on January 11, 2011 at 9:24 am (#)

    That is too funny about Mr. Tidy wanting more of the hats!!!

    Cheryl…these are SO adorable! I’d like 6 of each, please! And some of those cute ruffle cups!

    • meaghan (the decorated cookie) replied on January 11th, 2011 at 9:45 am

      Oh, these are too perfect! Love ’em love ’em love ’em. I posted a link on :)

  29. megan @ whatmegansmaking posted on January 11, 2011 at 9:29 am (#)

    These are so cute! I think I like the snowball one the best – plus I think I could actually do that! :)

  30. Kori posted on January 11, 2011 at 1:18 pm (#)

    Too cute! What a fun goodie to make on a snow day!

  31. Diane {} posted on January 11, 2011 at 10:56 pm (#)

    so pretty and bright, LOVE it!!!!

  32. Amanda posted on January 12, 2011 at 6:16 am (#)

    Oh Cheryl I love these! Just saw them in the Craft Gossip newsletter this morning! I LOVE winter blue anyway, and cupcakes?? Mama!

  33. Allyson posted on January 13, 2011 at 5:38 pm (#)

    These are amazing! I love cupcakes, but I could never, ever get mine to be so pretty. I made sure to follow you on my blog so that my sister (my cupcake cohort) could see these and everything else too!
    Thanks for the ideas!

  34. Janet posted on January 14, 2011 at 12:57 pm (#)

    So cute!! The snowball and snowmen cupcakes!!

  35. Sara @ Mom Endeavors posted on January 14, 2011 at 6:38 pm (#)

    Stopping over from Tatertots & Jello! As always, these are adorable and look delicious! :)

  36. Amy posted on January 15, 2011 at 5:52 pm (#)

    This is sooo cute! I’m sure my kids will get crazy over them when I make these!

    I’m having the very first GIVEAWAY on my blog. Please stop by to submit an entry. Good luck.

  37. Kyla posted on January 18, 2011 at 11:47 am (#)

    I love these and I’m featuring on my cupcake blog tomorrow!

  38. Beckey posted on January 19, 2011 at 11:56 am (#)

    My nephews birthday just passed and I made these cupcakes…and your homemade butter cream frosting, that was MUCH better than store bought. They were a big hit! Thanks!!!

  39. Ani posted on January 19, 2011 at 11:07 pm (#)

    I just made really cute snowman cookies while experimenting with royal icing. For my first time using the stuff, I think they turned out well. I also made a snowman cake earlier this year. Pictures are on my blog. I just discovered your site, and I’m excited to be reading more. :)

  40. fork posted on January 7, 2012 at 10:26 pm (#)

    Yummers! These look delicious! Thanks for sharing the tip on how to make the icing look more snow white.


  41. Vera Zecevic-Cupcakes Garden posted on December 16, 2012 at 3:55 pm (#)

    These snowman are adorable, too cute to eat.I’ve featured these cute cupcakes on my blog, hoping that you don’t mind, but if you do, please contact me and I’ll remove it. All the best.

  42. Heather - Chickabug posted on September 19, 2013 at 10:20 am (#)

    Love these! They look so refreshing! : )


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