homemade snoball cakes

from vanillasugarblog.com

recipe from Buddy Valastros via Rachel Ray


12 cupcakes of your favorite chocolate cupcake recipe, cooled


For the Frosting:

1 1-pound package powdered sugar

1 7-ounce jar marshmallow cream

1/4 cup softened butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 TB milk

2 cups shredded coconut

2 to 3 drops red food coloring

(I added in a pinch of salt to the frosting)


My cook notes:

I did not use a pastry bag, Just frosted the top, then the bottom.  

I also did not put any frosting in the middle since it was so sweet.  

But do what you want, not sure if there is enough frosting for the middle and the outside.


Trim the tops of the cupcakes to form a somewhat cylinder shape.

Cut a cone shape inside the cupcake.

For the frosting, beat sugar, marshmallow cream, butter and vanilla extract with an electric mixer. Add in milk as needed until it is a frosting consistency.

With a piping bag, fill the cone-shaped hole with the frosting, then spread frosting over tops and sides of cupcakes.

For the pink exterior, mix shredded coconut with 2 drops of red food coloring in a mixer until you get your desired color.