Edible Snow Globes

Edible Snow Globes | Becca Bakes (www.becca-bakes.com)

How CUTE are these Edible Snow Globes?! Ever since I found the inspiration for this recipe/craft I've been absolutely smitten. Each ramekin is filled with moist chocolate cake which could easily be substituted for another flavor or even a thick pudding. Next comes a generous layer of chocolate frosting coated with a heavy dusting of coconut "snow". Atop the mini winter wonderland sits a tiny graham cracker cottage and evergreen tree. These Edible Snow Globes give me that "too pretty to eat" feeling but it didn't stop me from creating a earthquake with an unprecedented attack from spoonzilla.

Unlike this quiet snowy world, in Boston the weather has been less than ideal. Snow falls peacefully but then transforms into a slushy mess on the streets and seeps in car fumes and dirt - gross. I've waited until the last possible second to get my feet in some waterproof boots on a twisted idea that if my experience without boots is horrible, I will appreciate spending the money on some nice boots more. Does that make sense or am I needlessly giving myself wet feet and frozen toes? Maybe i'll simply choose to spend more time indoors constructing Edible Snow Globes...

Edible Snow Globes | Becca Bakes (www.becca-bakes.com)
Edible Snow Globes | Becca Bakes (www.becca-bakes.com)
Edible Snow Globes | Becca Bakes (www.becca-bakes.com)
Edible Snow Globes | Becca Bakes (www.becca-bakes.com)
Edible Snow Globes | Becca Bakes (www.becca-bakes.com)

Edible Snow Globes
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Ingredients

  • Ramekin
  • Small Circular Glass Orb
  • 1/2 recipe for Homemade Graham Crackers
  • 1/2 recipe for chocolate cake (box or homemade)
  • 1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons vanilla frosting (snow + glue)

Instructions

  1. Fill ramekins 1/2" below the rim with cake batter
  2. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until tester comes out clean
  3. Allow to cool completely
  4. Spread thick layer of chocolate frosting
  5. Cut out graham cracker house with this template
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes
  7. Allow to cool completely before constructing
  8. Seal edges with vanilla frosting (place a spoonful in a plastic bag with a snipped corner)
  9. Place house and any other props firmly in the chocolate frosting
  10. Sprinkle coconut "snow" evenly until chocolate frosting is barely visible
  11. Gently place the glass orb upside-down on the ramekin

Notes: The glass orb is meant to be a candle holder. I found mine for $1 at Michael's Craft Store along with a pack of the trees. The cake and graham cracker recipes will make WAY more than you need, especially if you're only making 1 or 2 snow globes. Get creative with the extra batter and dough!

photos by: Zac Wolf Photography Inspiration: Ya a la Venta