Edible Snow Globes
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
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
- 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)
- Fill ramekins 1/2" below the rim with cake batter
- Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until tester comes out clean
- Allow to cool completely
- Spread thick layer of chocolate frosting
- Cut out graham cracker house with this template
- Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes
- Allow to cool completely before constructing
- Seal edges with vanilla frosting (place a spoonful in a plastic bag with a snipped corner)
- Place house and any other props firmly in the chocolate frosting
- Sprinkle coconut "snow" evenly until chocolate frosting is barely visible
- 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!