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Giant Snow Globe Cake

  • Prep 2 hr 0 min
  • Total 5 hr 0 min
  • Servings 8

A cake decorated like a snow globe, filled with snowman cake pops and edible snow! MORE + LESS -

Hungry Happenings Hungry Happenings
March 8, 2017

Ingredients

1
box (15.25 oz) Betty Crocker™ Cake Mix (any flavor you like)
Eggs, water, oil called for on package
2-3 cans (12 oz each) Betty Crocker™ Whipped Frosting Fluffy White
16
oz white confectionery coating wafers, melted
2
oz shimmering white decorating sugar
1
oz black fondant
3
orange candy-coated sunflower seeds
14
oz white fondant
12
oz royal blue fondant

Steps

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  • 1
    Preheat oven to 325ºF. Make cake mix according to package instructions. Spray two 6-inch round cake pans with baking spray. Evenly divide batter among pans.
  • 2
    Bake cakes for 45-48 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the cake comes out clean. Allow cakes to cool for 15 minutes, then remove them from pans and allow them to cool completely. Cut domed top off of cakes and cut each cake into two even layers.
  • 3
    Set one cake layer on a cake board. Frost the top of that layer, set another layer on top, add frosting, and put a third and final layer on top.
  • 4
    Frost the entire cake and set aside.
  • 5
    Take all the remaining cake and crumble it in a bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of frosting and mix well to create cake ball dough. If needed, add more frosting a little at a time until the dough easily forms balls. Roll nine balls of dough in varying sizes to make three snowmen that will fit on top of your cake and under the glass dome you will be using to make your snow globe.
  • 6
    Put each snowman on a lollipop stick using some melted confectionery coating. Dip a lollipop stick into some melted white confectionery coating and insert it into the largest ball of cake pop dough. Add another dab of coating and add a second ball of dough, then do the same for the top ball of dough. The stick should not pop through the top ball. Repeat creating all three of your snowmen. Allow that candy coating to dry before dipping them.
  • 7
    Dip each snowman into the white confectionery coating, remove and allow excess coating to drip off. You may need to run your finger around the grooves to remove enough candy coating to really see the shape of the snowmen. Don't worry about being messy, you won't see it. Immediately sprinkle the shimmering decorating sugar all over the snowman. You'll need to stand the pops up until they're dry. You can use a cake pop stand or a piece of Styrofoam. Pop the snowman in the freezer for 3-5 minutes until the candy coating is hard. Repeat, dipping all the snowmen cake pops.
  • 8
    Decorate the snowmen with black fondant eyes and buttons, an orange sunflower seed nose and fondant scarfs. Reserve 2 ounces of white fondant.
  • 9
    Knead the remaining 12 ounces of white fondant with the blue fondant just until the colors swirl together.
  • 10
    Roll fondant out and cover cake.
  • 11
    Roll the reserved white fondant out and cut decorations to attach to the cake.
  • 12
    Set glass globe over fondant-covered cake to mark the edge of the globe, then remove. Using the mark on the fondant as a guide, spread white frosting inside the mark. Sprinkle shimmering sugar over the frosting.
  • 13
    Insert the snowmen lollipops into the cake, making sure they fit under the glass globe.
  • 14
    Just before serving, place the glass globe on the cake.
 

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe
  • This snow globe cake with tiny cake pop snowmen is the wintry treat every party needs. Seeing a snow globe for the first time is magical. I can remember getting one as a kid and being totally mesmerized by the falling snow and the tiny little figurines under the dome. I spent hours playing with it, shaking it and watching the snow fly. I remember thinking how cold the people in my globe must be with all the water and snow swirling around them. I'm sure my young brain understood they weren't real, but my vivid imagination made me think otherwise! So, when I set out to create my own snow globe out of cake, I decided to put snowmen inside – since they’re made of snow and I'm pretty sure they really like the cold. You can put just about anything inside, so have fun and get creative! After baking my cakes I like to pop my cakes into the freezer for a few hours so they are easier to frost, but you can skip this if you like and just go straight to frosting them after they're cooled and you've cut the domes off. Personalize the base of your snow globe using fondant decorations. I rolled out white fondant and cut out the words, "Let it Snow" along with some snowflakes, then attached them with a small amount of water. To make the snowflakes, I dusted a candy mold with a lot of corn starch, pressed fondant into the snowflake cavities, turned the mold upside down, and tapped it until the fondant snowflakes fell out. You can also use cookies cutters or plunger cutters to make the snowflakes. When you place the glass globe on top, if you need to have the globe on the cake for several hours, add dowels inside the cake for support. Serve this snow globe cake at your next holiday party for a special, magical treat!

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