User Error: Snowman Cheese Ball

Pin Reaper: Ashley aka ‘Nailed it!’

Original Inspiration:

Pinterest Fail Snowman Cheese Ball inspiration

What I Did: I wanted to make a snowman cheese ball for our Christmas potluck at work. I turned on some Christmas music and browsed Pinterest for the perfect ball of cheese. When I saw this one, I thought it was so adorable and it looked easy to make. I went to the store, got all the supplies, brought them home, and started to assemble my adorable little guy. I got to the part where I had to put him in a bowl and stick the cheese to him. I quickly notice it wasn’t sticking very well and he clearly had angry eyebrows made of shredded cheese. After reviewing the instructions again, I quickly realized I had missed a key ingredient, finely grated cheese. Instead I had bought a regular preshredded bag. Needless to say, this angry little guy didn’t make it to the potluck with me, I had to bring store bought cupcakes instead.

My Result:
Pinterest Fail Snowman Cheeseball result

Next Time I Will: I should have bought a brick of cheese and shredded it with a fine grater. The finely grated cheese creates the snowy/non-angry look.

Pinterest Fail Snowman Cheese Ball storyboard


  1. DS

    Ok he’s not very “snowman-y” BUT: the large cheese shreds give it a kinda Halloween mummy type of vibe! This is great for a Halloween party!

  2. Neriad13

    Y’know what? That’s freaking adorable.

  3. Andréa

    Store shredded cheese has sawdust or other anti-caking agents. I always shred my own cheese when making dishes like this. It just works better. ..

  4. Gretel

    Shredded cheese in a bag often is coated with stuff to keep the shreds from sticking to each other. The stuff you shred at home will stick much to your cheeseball better.

  5. MrsWatkins

    Your little snowman is so cute! So what if he doesn’t look quite like the Pin…

  6. Hermione

    I think he looks cute and delicious.

  7. Skeppallotti

    Its a snow-mummy! So cute

  8. Vferg

    cute! looks like a mummy instead of a snowman but still looks good

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