A Strong Coffee: Snow Globe Christmas Cake Tutorial

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Snow Globe Christmas Cake Tutorial

snow globe Christmas cake

I first posted this last year, but with Christmas on it's way, it has been Googled a lot so I thought it would be worth re sharing incase you had missed it.

This is probably one of the easiest cakes I have ever made and can be as easy or as hard as you want it to be. It can work with Christmas cake or sponge, and if you don't want to make the cake yourself, just buy a pre iced one from the supermarket. I made my own sponge cake for this as I don't like fruit cake. You will need some Christmas figures (again you can make these using icing or find some Christmas ornaments or Happy Land Figures.) The Globe is a rose bowl and I purchased this from Home Bargains for £2.99. You will need some ready roll icing and if you want to do the same as this you will need snowflake and holly cutters and edible glue. However, it would still look good without the snowflakes, and you could put some Christmas ribbon around the cake instead.

What you need for a snow globe cake

Start by arranging your figures on the cake. You will need to place the rose bowl over them to make sure that they fit. Then secure them in place by adding some icing to the bottom of the figures.

arrange figures on snow globe cake

Secure the rose bowl in place by putting icing onto the rim of the bowl.

secure the bowl on cake

Now roll a circle of icing and cut it into a paint splat shape.

snow top

Place a blob of wet icing on top of the rose bowl and place the paint splat into so it looks like snow. If you have a snowflake cutter, use this to add snowflakes, sticking them on with edible glue.

making a snow globe cake

I then tidied the edges around the bowl and bottom of the cake by making icing snowballs and sticking them on with icing. To make them the same size I rolled the icing into a sausage and cut it into equal sizes.

making icing snow balls

I then finished off my cake with some icing holly, but again you could always wrap some Christmas ribbon around the cake instead. I am really pleased with how this turned out after having been inspired from a friend who did a similar style Frozen cake for her little girls Birthday. It really is simple and will look great on the table at Christmas. Of course this one won't though as the boys happily ate it all!

simple snow globe cake

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oneblueonepink said...

Love this, looks fab! Will have to go and buy myself a rose bowl now! X

Louise Fairweather said...

Fab! It is so easy! I had actually bought mine to put roses in but couldn't arrange them so much better on a cake! xx

stressymummy said...

looking at that, you wouldn't think it was that easy to do, it looks really effective

Eileen Teo said...

They look amazing! Love your ideas!

Louise Fairweather said...

Ah thanks Eileen - love yours too!

Michelle at Bod for tea said...

This looks SO effective! What a clever idea and so Christmassy.

JessMcGlynn said...

Love this, such a simple idea but it looks amazing!!

rebecca beesley said...

This is totally AWESOME! I actually have a bowl like that but its quite big so i'd have to make a massive cake! x

Snap Happy Bakes said...

Such a clever idea! Love it!

Louise Fairweather said...


Louise Fairweather said...

Do it ;-)

Emily said...

That is genius! Thanks for joining in with #recipeoftheweek

Louise Fairweather said...

Thanks Emily - that means a lot coming from you!

Becky Wilkinson said...

This is just brilliant! It looks great, i absolubtly love it! #FestiveFoodFriday

Sarah said...

Errr... I'm actually a bit in love with this. It is such a fab, simple idea, that is SO impressive! (I also love the excellent use of Happyland figures - I seem to find those little blighters everywhere ;)) Thanks so much for linking to #festivefoodfriday.

Vanessa Jane Holburn said...

What an excellent and original idea - and yet completely doable - especially with all the little hacks you suggest along the way. I've already polished off an Xmas cake I bought - but I might recreate this little number for some friends that are coming over on Sunday. #CreateChristmas

Galina V said...

Fab cake! Great design, my kids would love it. Happy new year!

Jaime Oliver said...

oh Louise i so totally love this idea!! it looks fantastic! #BestRecipes2014