What is winter without a snowman? This one used as a cupcake topper comes together in a flash using one whole marshmallow, 3/4 of a marshmallow, a little snip of orange slice, two drops of black decorating gel or chocolate sprinkles, and a junior mint. You can use a dab of the icing to hold the "hat" on, if you like. I baked a carrot cupcake that is made with crushed pineapple and pureed prunes. It is so very yummy. The sweet blue and white spiral cupcake paper is from a collection that was a gift from my daughter, Jessie. I think the colors provide a wintery feel.
I purchased these marshmallows, but if you want to make homemade ones here's a recipe that proved successful for me and isn't difficult at all. For complete snowman instructions, follow this link to Martha Stewart's site.