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Snow Day Fun Cupcakes for a Winter-Themed Party by Brenda Ponnay for Alphamom.com

Snow Day Fun Cupcakes for a Winter-Themed Party (or any day)!

By Brenda Ponnay

You know what cures the post-holidays blues? Snow Day Fun cupcakes! What are they you ask? Read on and we’ll show you!

Whether you are looking for something to do with your kids when you’re stuck home on a snow day or you are like us (in year-round warm southern California), and think snow is next to magical unicorn dust, these cupcakes are the perfect way to brighten up an otherwise dreary winter day.  Also, these make for great food treats for a winter- or ski-themed party.

Snow Day Fun Cupcakes for a Winter-Themed Party (ice skating rink "jello" pond) by Brenda Ponnay for Alphamom.com

Supplies you’ll need for your Snow Day Fun Cupcakes:

  • vanilla cupcakes
  • white frosting
  • blue gelatin dessert
  • blue sanding sugar
  • our handy printable (see below)
  • exacto knife or scissors
  • tape
  • toothpicks

Snow Day Fun Cupcakes for a Winter-Themed Party (cutting cupcake toppers) by Brenda Ponnay for Alphamom.com

First, print out your little snow people printables here and carefully cut them out with an exacto knife. This part was a bit laborious but if you are the crafty type it is so worth the extra effort because the they look real when you perch them atop some fluffy white icing. Then attach the snow people to a toothpick with a bit of tape on the back.

Snow Day Fun Cupcakes for a Winter-Themed Party (cupcake topper punch) by Brenda Ponnay for Alphamom.com

I also made a circle-punch version of our snowy day characters for my favorite 1.75″ hole punch for our readers who don’t have the time to making small laborious cuts. (Click here for the circle punch version) Don’t worry they are fun and look great, too. See above! Attach your toothpick the same way. If you want your cupcake toppers to be two sided just print an extra copy and use double-stick tape to attach two toppers together with the toothpick inside.

Then make (or buy) your vanilla cupcakes, white frosting AND a batch of blueberry gelatin dessert (for the “ice skating frozen pond”).

Snow Day Fun Cupcakes for a Winter-Themed Party (cupcake assembly) by Brenda Ponnay for Alphamom.comOnce you have everything made, set up your decorating station.

For the snow cupcakes, frost your cupcakes with all white icing and then sprinkle some blue sanding sugar on top. Stick your snow people in however you like. I loved putting my skiers on frosting peaks so they looked like they were actually skiing down a hill and my snowboarders I stuck in drifts so they looked like they were shredding snow at me. Have fun and let your kids play with them!

Snow Day Fun Cupcakes for a Winter-Themed Party (ice skating frozen pond how-to) by Brenda Ponnay for Alphamom.com

For the “ice skating frozen pond” cupcakes take a spoon and carve out a little divot out of the middle of the top of your cupcake. Then take a different spoon (you don’t want to get crumbs in your gelatin) and scoop out a similar size scoop of gelatin dessert and place it gently into the hole in your cupcake. Then take your white frosting and ice it around the pond to look like snow drifts. Sprinkle some blue sanding sugar around the edges and you have a “frozen pond!” Stick ice skaters into the gelatin pond and you have a happy little snow scene!
Snow Day Fun Cupcakes for a Winter-Themed Party (decorating ice skating rink "jello" pond) by Brenda Ponnay for Alphamom.com

We had some extra cake mix so we made a small cake and created an even bigger pond in the middle of it for more ice-skating fun. This would be great for any winter-themed party.But we’re not done yet. If you are looking for more things to do during your snow day how about some snow-day coloring sheets!

Snow Day Coloring Sheets for a Winter-Themed Party by Brenda Ponnay for Alphamom.com

Just click and download our Snow Day Fun Coloring Sheets here. Then print, gather up some crayons and you are set.

Hope you enjoy your Snow Day or Winter Party!

Brenda Ponnay
About the Author

Brenda Ponnay

Brenda Ponnay is a stealthy secret agent who juggles parenthood to her adorable daughter by day and freelance graphic design/illustration by night. Whether it’s painting, baking, drawing, mak...

Brenda Ponnay is a stealthy secret agent who juggles parenthood to her adorable daughter by day and freelance graphic design/illustration by night. Whether it’s painting, baking, drawing, making castles out of cardboard boxes or just doing the laundry with flair, Brenda Ponnay has learned that what really makes her happy is being creative every single day.

You can read about all her crazy adventures on her personal blog: Secret Agent Josephine.

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