How to make a Snow Globe Cake

Tis the season for Snow Globes!  Make this cute Snow Globe Cake using purchased cake and 8″ glass bubble bowl.  With a few ingredients and a little bit of time you can make and take this cake to every Christmas party of the season.

Start with a home made or purchased white coconut covered cake.  Place cake on cake stand, add peppermint striped candy sticks to sides of cake with frosting ( so sticks will adhere to the sides of the cake).  Center a Christmas ornament like a sleigh or other globe decor on top of cake.  Position glass bubble bowl upside down over ornament, add a felt snowman hat and your good to go!

Idea adapted from Taste of Home Magazine. 2011


Snow Globe Cake

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  • Author: lizbushong
  • Yield: 1-8 inch two layer cake 1x



18 inch round two -layer white frosted cake-no décor-purchased or home made.

3 cups sweetened flaked coconut

2 cups vanilla frosting

25 + peppermint sticks- 5 inches tall *


Snowman ornament of choice or winter snow scene- 4 inch x 4 inch

18 inch glass bubble bowl, with a 6-7 inch opening-purchased @ Michaels

14 x 6  inch felt top hat-purchased at Michaels Craft Store

8 inch round glass cake pedestal or cake plate


  1. Using one cup of vanilla frosting- re-frost top of purchased cake
  2. Toss 1 cup of coconut on top of newly frosted cake.
  3. Dab back- side of peppermint sticks with frosting in two places, attach to sides of cake vertically. If you prefer to use coconut, thinly re-frost cake and add coconut to the sides of the cake instead of the peppermint sticks.
  4. Place a piece of plastic wrap discretely under the ornament or scene, place on center of cake.
  5. Before serving cake, add glass dome. Attach top hat to top of glass dome.
  6. Remove glass dome and ornament before serving.

Ordered green and white peppermint sticks by

Recipe adapted from Taste of Home-Happiness Under Glass,

Marie Louise Ludwig

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