If I would have wanted to brave the cold to do some shopping today, I may have been able to find other snowball options. On-line I was able to find white malted milk balls, yogurt covered blueberries, and yogurt covered pretzel balls. All of these options would add a textural component to the cupcake that might make them a bit challenging to eat. Of course you could just eliminate the cupcake all together and print the cupcake wrapper, wrap it around a cupcake liner, then fill them with any of the above. I do think that is a great option, but then that would, however, defeat the purpose of me trying to share a cupcake idea with you.
Snowball Fight Cupcakes
Download the cupcake wrappers. Print them out on white card stock. Cut out.
Frost your cupcakes with a very thin layer of white frosting. Wrap each cupcake with a snowball fight wrapper taping the ends to secure them.
If using white modeling chocolate, pinch off small pieces, roll into snowballs, and arrange on top of frosted cupcake. My white modeling chocolate is a bit more cream colored than white, so I added some bright white coloring to make the snowballs really white.
If using any of the alternate snowballs, just pile them up on the cupcake. You can use a small amount of frosting to hold the candy in place at the top of the pile, if necessary.
If using frosting snowballs, spread frosting in a thin layer in a bowl and set in the freezer for about 30 minutes, until it is stiff enough to roll. Scoop out small amounts of the frosting, roll into balls, place on top of a cupcake. Continue until you have a nice pile of snowballs on top of each cupcake. Note: you will need to wipe your hands clean after each ball you roll. I wet a few paper towels, bunched them up, and used them to wipe off my hands in between each. The slight amount of water on my hands helped to keep the frosting snowballs smooth.
Update: I let one of these frosting snowball cupcakes sit at room temperature over night and in the morning the snowballs looked great. I ate it, enjoyed it, and have to say that of all the possible methods to make these, I think this is the best.