Attempting an edible red nose

by Barry Lewis

Prep time
10 mins
Cook time
25 mins


Approx 400g cake, freshly made & cooled or ready made

3tbsp ready made frosting

Coloured fondant icing of your choice to decorate

No bake cake pops are literally the most easiest thing to make, but when you have to make a random red nose (which now come in so many varieties) it gets a little trickier! This was an attempt originally made for Dan NerdCubed’s charity live stream, but I wanted to share it with you guys if you enjoy it please consider donating here

I’ve made these really simple, using store bought ready made items, but of course you could make your own cake / buttercream frosting as we’ve done many times here on the website.

First up grab your cake and over a large mixing bowl crumble it together into small crumbs by rubbing your fingers and thumbs together. Try to get it as lump free as possible. Obviously with store bought cake flavour boosts like using a coffee cake etc are an option!

Dollop in two thirds of the frosting and beat it into the crumbs using a wooden spoon. As you mix it’ll warm the frosting and it’ll start to merge with the crumbs and get lumpy. This is good! Keep beating until you get a firmed dough like texture, adding the remaining frosting if you wish, but you really want it to be less soggy and more of a firm texture to make it easier to shape them. Once happy with the texture, roll up into individual ball sizes (or noses and cut to shape if attempting) and place in the fridge to firm up for at least 20 minutes. You can eat these now if you wish, but if you prefer decorate with different coloured fondant wrapped around the ball shapes. There are so many varieties of noses it’s hard to give instructions for each one, so use your own as a template.

Of course they don’t have to be red nose themed, you could use yellow icing for a tennis ball etc have some fun with it! Enjoy.