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4.8 from 5 votes

Snowflake Cake

You can enjoy a white Christmas even if the weather does not cooperate, with this beautiful and delicious Snowflake Cake!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 502kcal
Author: Kristin

Ingredients

For the cake:

  • Your favorite white cake batter (can be homemade or from a box)
  • Blue food coloring
  • Neon blue food coloring

For the fondant:

  • 1 bag marshmallows (can be regular or mini)
  • Butter (to help with the stickiness)
  • 1 box confectioner's sugar
  • Blue food coloring

Instructions

  • Divide cake batter into 3 portions. Use the neon food coloring to color one portion, the regular blue food coloring to color a second portion, and leave the third portion white. Use just one or two drops at first and add more if needed to attain desired color.
  • Pour about 1/2 of the white cake batter into the baking pan, followed by about 1/2 of the neon blue, then 1/2 of the regular blue. Pour the remaining batter in the same order.
  • Bake according to recipe or package directions.
  • While the cake is baking, prepare the fondant.
  • For the white fondant, place about 3/4 of the marshmallows in a microwave-safe bowl.
  • Add about 1 tablespoon of water and microwave 10 seconds at a time until the marshmallows can be stirred into a sticky bunch. It is helpful to grease your spoon with butter to help with the sticking.
  • Sprinkle some confectioner's sugar onto your kneading surface, butter your hands (again to help with the sticking), and begin to knead the confectioner's sugar into the marshmallow goo until the fondant begins to stiffen.
  • Roll out the fondant into a circle in preparation for laying it on the cake.
  • With the remaining marshmallows, repeat the process, however before you begin to add the sugar, work in two or three drops of blue food coloring. Then continue as above.
  • Roll out the blue fondant and use your cookie cutter or template to cut out a snowflake shape.
  • When the cake is finished baking, let it cool completely, remove from the baking pan and place on your cake plate.
  • Cover with the white fondant and smooth over the top and sides, cutting any excess.
  • Place the blue snowflake fondant on top in the middle of the cake.
  • Sprinkle confectioner's sugar over the cake and cake dish for a finishing touch!

Notes

If you are not going to use your fondant right away, you can wrap it in plastic wrap that is lightly greased with butter, and place it in a container in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Calories: 502kcal | Carbohydrates: 110g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 900mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 58g | Calcium: 283mg | Iron: 2.5mg