Snow Globe Cake

22 Dec

This year, Anthony and I hosted our first annual Christmas party. After all was said and done he told me, “We need to throw more parties. It makes your soul happy.” I guess it was pretty obvious to him that I loved every bit of “work” that went into it.

The centerpiece was an easier-than-it-appears snow globe cake. Christmas Snow Globe Cake

I never take shortcuts on frosting because nothing can beat a homemade buttercream, especially when it is Nutella buttercream. Everything else, I totally cheated on. Boxed cake. Premade fondant. Store-bought gingerbread house kit.

Snow Globe Christmas Cake

The depth of the gingerbread house had to be cut to size so the house would fit under the dome. I sawed through the gingerbread with a bread knife and realized later it probably would have been easier if I had worked with a wet blade.


I entered photos of the cake in a contest at work. Cross your fingers for me, there is $100 on the line!

Snowglobe Cake Red Christmas

Tell me about some of the best Christmas parties you’ve ever been to in the comments.

Thanks for reading,

♥ Dominique

9 Responses to “Snow Globe Cake”

  1. Ginger 22 December 2014 at 12:20 PM #

    What a brilliant idea! And a great icing job, too! All that’s missing is the home=made gingerbread 😉

    • gusto&grace 3 January 2015 at 4:55 PM #

      Maybe you have a recipe you’d share. I’ve never attempted homemade gingerbread.

  2. Alice Percival 22 December 2014 at 3:48 PM #

    This is such a good idea and a gorgeous cake!

    • gusto&grace 3 January 2015 at 4:52 PM #

      Thank you for your kind words, Alice!

  3. camrynforrest57 23 December 2014 at 8:55 AM #

    I am charmed by your snow globe cake — that really made me smile!

    • gusto&grace 3 January 2015 at 4:50 PM #

      Thank you, and thanks for taking stopping by my humble corner of the internet.

  4. Kelli 23 December 2014 at 9:36 AM #

    Wow! Beautiful work! I’ve never seen a snow globe cake before this one! Favorite party around Christmas included the game Guesstures. There was a lot of laughter! Merry Christmas!!

    • gusto&grace 3 January 2015 at 4:50 PM #

      Thanks, Kelli! I hadn’t seen one either, but really enjoyed making it. It was an extremely simple cake that got a lot of “wows” at the party. I hope you had a Merry Christmas.


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