Preheat the oven to 100 degrees Celsius.
Line a large baking tin with parchment paper.
Beat the egg whites in a large bowl using an electric whisk on high speed for 5 – 10 minutes until stiff. The mixture should stay in the bowl when turned upside down.
Continue to beat the mixture on a lower speed, adding the sugar gradually
Next add the corn flour, vanilla essence, white wine and vinegar and beat on low speed.
Give one final whisk on high speed. The mixture should look glossy
Lay the mixture out in the shape of a snowman with a large oval for the body, a smaller circle for the head. Use a piping bag to make arms on either side and a hat on one side of the head.
Cook the pavlova for 1 hour during which time it will brown slightly. If the pavlova starts to brown too much or too fast then turn the oven down and open the door for a minute to let out some heat. When it’s done the pavlova should be crispy on the outside and spongy on the inside. Once cooked leave for 5 minutes with the oven off and the oven door ajar. Then remove and leave to cool for an hour or so.
Beat the cream with a tsp of sugar on high speed
Pour the cream over the body and head of the snowman pavlova.
Decorate using the smarties to make eyes, nose, mouth and buttons for the snowman. Sprinkle the flake to make a scarf and hat and add some sprinkles to decorate the scarf further. Alternatively make the scarf using smarties