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Snowball Cupcakes

Sydney @Tastefully Frugal
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins


  • One Box Cake Mix. I used dark chocolate fudge and it paired really well with the frosting.
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • gel food coloring. I chose blue green and purple to coordinate with the Frozen theme.


  • Bake cupcakes according to instructions on box and allow to cool.
  • Combine corn syrup, water and 1 cup sugar in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil then lower heat to medium low and heat to 240F (about 7 minutes)
  • While syrup is heating up whip together egg whites and 1/4 cup sugar on high until peaks form (about 7 minutes)
  • Slowly pour syrup into egg white mixture while still whipping at low speed.
  • Return speeds to high and whip until very stiff (4-5 minutes)
  • Divide coconut into 3 parts and pour in a ziplock bag.
  • Add one drop of food coloring into each bag (you'll have one blue bag, one green and one purple). Seal bags and shake to combine coconut with food coloring.
  • Using a spoon or ice cream scoop, scoop frosting on top of cupcakes. Dip frosting topped cupcakes in colored shredded coconut.


Adapted from Baking a Moment