Monday, November 19, 2012

snow globe cupcakes

i love snow globes
when i see grand collections
a tinge of envy
bubbles up
like plastic snowflakes
in a whirl
then 
settling calm
because
the last thing i need
is
 another collection

unless of course
we are talking
 edible
like these little darlings

an incredibly simple project
perfect for
your holiday table
snow globe cupcakes
1 recipe of your favorite cupcake baked and cooled
1 recipe of your favorite frosting
1 dozen plastic clear christmas balls
like these
i picked mine up at michaels 
cupcake toppers 
(deer, trees, house in the woods...
whatever your fancy)
ribbon
imagination

using a sharp scissor or craft knife, cut the top off the ornament
like so
wash and dry the "globe" then sprinkle some of the edible glitter in the bottom.  swirl it around.  most of the glitter will stick, what doesn't will fall to the cupcake when you invert.  if you want lots of "snow" in the globe, brush a bit of vodka on the inside of the globe, swirl the glitter.  it will stick well, and the vodka will evaporate, eliminating any unwanted moisture.  
frost the cupcake as you normally would, place your decorations on top, and carefully invert the globe over the top.  
finish with a little bow


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19 comments:

  1. Oh, Christy! I am SO making these! Gorgeous.

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    1. camilla...please post a photo on the facebook page or a link here in the comments if you do. i would love to see how you design your snow globes! thank you for stopping in.

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    2. I will. I'm making them for my friend's little boy's birthday party. Photos and a link will be up on December 2nd.

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  2. These are adorable! Brilliant, actually! Pinned and Bookmarked.

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    1. thanks sue...quite a complement coming from you. i always admire your work

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  3. Wow...that's one of the most original and really great ideas that I've seen in a long time! I love it!

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    1. thank you for the nice compliment brooke. i appreciate you stopping by.

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  4. Such a cute, brilliant idea! I was thinking you could put edible glitter in them so when you shake them, the glitter coats the sides of the globe! :)

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    1. hi lisa...
      there is a bit of edible glitter in them, but i had a light hand with it...we are definitely on the same page! thanks for popping in!

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  5. These are really beautiful and clever!
    csp

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  6. Christy, those are so fun! I think anyone would like to make these. Joni

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  7. Christy, these are absolutely fabulous! I may just try my hand at making them. You make it sound so easy. :) Thanks for sharing, Odie

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  8. Very creative! I've got to Pin this!

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  9. This is such a great idea! I would never think to decorate cupcakes this way, but now I think I'm going to have to make these this season. Thanks so much for sharing the fun idea!

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  10. Such a great idea! I'm going to have to make these. (So cute!)

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  11. These look gorgeous!!! What a neat idea! :)

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