Monday, December 20, 2010

Snow Globe Birthday Cake for Olivia

This past week was my daugher Olivia's 12th birthday.  (That I can't believe she's already 12 is a whole 'nother post...)  Anyhow, we had a Winter Wonderland themed party for Miss Thang,  and here was her Snow Globe cake.  It was such a hit that all of her friends were taking pictures of the cake with their cellphones before we cut it!

If you would like to make (or I should say assemble ) your own,  you will need:

  • One 10" round layer cake from your local grocery store bakery, frosted light blue and piped in white on the borders, white polka dots on the sides
  • Several plastic snowflakes (these happened to be snowflake rings)
  • Winter scene foam stickers (Michaels)
  • (1) 8" round glass 'Blanda' bowl from Ikea ($4.99. Perfectly round and clear.)
  • Large white round edible non-pareils (from cake section in Michaels) or white sprinkles...

  1. Press plastic snowflakes onto side of cake.
  2. Assemble snow scene with foam stickers.  To make scene look good from all angles, I stuck identical stickers together, back to back.
  3. Accent snow scene with edible round white non-pareils.
  4. Carefully invert bowl over snow scene.
  5. Enjoy the compliments!
This would also make a great anytime cake for a snow globe collector.  Just change the scene inside! 

How about having one of the little characters holding a sign for the recipient?


  1. Nunca deja de sorprenderme tu creatividad!!! Estaba por subir una foto de la ginger bread house que hicieron Teo y sus primos, pero después de ésto me da un poquito de verguenza... jajaja.
    beso enorme para vos y para Olivia que seguro estuvo muy orgullosa de su madre frente a sus amigas!

  2. I used this idea for my son's 1st birthday-- his Winter "One"derland party... Everyone was so impressed! I made the cake myself, and used snowmen ornaments under the bowl- good call on the Ikea bowl! It was perfect. Gracias por la idea! Nos encanto'!


  3. This is AMAZING!! Wow!! It is GORGEOUS! I bet your daughter LOVED it! I wanted to invite you to link up at TGIF Linky Party - - I know my readers would LOVE it too!!!
    Beth =-)

  4. very pretty cake....found you via TGIF party.would like if you link with Midweek Fiesta

  5. BEAUTIFUL CAKE!! It's such a perfect cake for winter :) I'm your newest follower and would really love it if you could share this here -

    Thanks so much and have a great weekend


  6. I shared this with my Facebook readers here:
    Beth =-)