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Whenever you see a gorgeously-decorated cake, chances are it's been decorated with fondant. In these videos, pastry chef Angela Cuervo -- winner of Food Network's Sweet Genius -- teaches you how to make all kinds of beautiful and whimsical cake decorations out of fondant. Best of all, they're so easy a child can do them.
Now I'm going to show you how to make a cute little snowman for your Christmas cake. I'm going to take some white fondant. I'm going to take a small piece and then take a little bit of a bigger piece than the last one, and then another bigger one. So we'll have three sizes. Now we're just going to take that. We're going to roll each piece into a ball. Set that aside. Do the same thing to the other ones. And then we're going to roll the last one to a ball. And then we're going to take our water, which is our glue, just so we know it's secure, and the snowman's not going to fall apart. We're going to add it. I'm going to just push him together a little bit more. Add some more cornstarch so he doesn't stick to the mat. And then I'm going to set him aside. And I'm going to take some red fondant, which is pre-made. You can buy that in a craft store or cake store. Just knead it a little bit. Then we're going to take some of our cornstarch, put it on our mat. And we're going to take our rolling pin, and we're going to roll a nice piece for his scarf. Just roll it out, not too thick, not too thin. And then we're going to take our little scissors. We're going to snip it a the end. Just make little snips at the end. I'm going to do it to the other end. This is so the snowman stays warm outside in the cold. We're going to lay it flat. We're going to add some of our water, and we're going to put the snowman on top. Add some water to his body so the scarf sticks. And we're just going to take it and bring it over. I'm going to add some more water, and then we're going to take the other end and bring it over. And then we're going to take a piece of orange fondant. I'm going to make his little carrot nose. And we're just going to take a little piece of orange and then roll it to a little tip. I'm going to make little marks at the top. And we're going to take our water, which is our glue, and we're going to attach it to his face like that. And now for his eyes and his mouth, we're going to use a marker. And we're just going to make his eyes. And you can wait until he's dry so the black comes out a little darker. I'm going to make little dots for his mouth, nice little smile for Christmastime. And then you can make buttons going down his front. And then you have a cute little snowman for your Christmas cake.