Tuesday, 1 December 2015
Snow Globe Christmas Cake Tutorial
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.
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.
Secure the rose bowl in place by putting icing onto the rim of the bowl.
Now roll a circle of icing and cut it into a paint splat shape.
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.
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.
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!