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Betty Crocker’s Snowman Cake Face


Prep Time: 25 min
Total Time: 2 hours 10 min
Makes: 16 servings

  • 1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® cake mix (any flavor)
  • Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
  • 1 container (1 lb) Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
  • About 8 pretzel rods
  • About 18 large gumdrops in assorted colors
  • 2 candy canes (each about 4 inches long)


1. Heat oven to 350°F (or 325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease bottoms and sides of 2 (8- or 9-inch) round cake pans with shortening or cooking spray. Make cake mix as directed on box, using water, oil and eggs. Pour into pans.
2. Bake as directed on box for 8- or 9-inch rounds. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
3. Spread frosting over side and top of each cake. For hat on each cake, press graduated lengths of broken pretzel rods across top third of cake, with 2 pretzel rods extending 1/2 inch beyond side of cake to form brim of hat. For eyes, press 2 black gumdrops on each cake. For nose on each cake, press 2 orange gumdrops to flatten; shape to make pointed nose and press on cake. For mouth on each cake, press 5 gumdrops to flatten; cut into rounds. Press and overlap flattened gumdrops on cake. For pipe on each cake, poke straight end of candy cane in cake slightly above mouth.

Thanks to Betty Crocker.

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Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of LadyAndTheBlog.com. She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.