December Cakes – Step by Step Cute Snowman Cake

December is always a rush of holiday orders. With cookies and confections I only offer at Christmas time like chocolate covered peanut butter balls and cream puffs, this year I had more birthday cakes than usual, five in all.

One was a very special, a 95th birthday for a man I have admired since I was a teenager so I was thrilled to be asked to make it!

Another cake I made was simply a carrot cake with traditional cream cheese frosting but the family was thrilled and I enjoyed seeing the absolute delight from the birthday boy’s son who picked it up.

The other cake I did was for a sweet boy who wanted a snowman cake this year. Below is a step by step of my progress with this cake.

The cake was made up of two round single layers, a 6 ” and 10″. Both were frosted in white buttercream frosting. The key for any of these types of character cakes is the outlining. Without the outlining in black this cake would have fallen a bit flat.

The fourth was a 21st birthday cake for a now fully grown man that I have been making a cake for since he was about 9. Wow did time fly! Unfortunately I forgot to get a shot of the cake because I was hurrying with that big blizzard about to hit Buffalo.

Last, but totally not least was my own, now fully grown man’s 21st birthday on December 31st and his cupcakes. Boy did we have a fun weekend. He was my little tax deduction when he was born 😀

December was an exhausting, but joyous month. January is quiet for now and I am enjoying every minute of it. -MM


Published by marymargaretripley

I am a professional Bakery Manager at a privately owned grocery store. I also owned my own bakery for over four years. I have been baking for 15+ years professionally. I also teach canning and preserving classes and have been gardening since I was 5 years old. I live in Western, NY with my husband, teenage son, Bernie the Cat and Muffins the Hamster.

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