How CUTE are these Edible Snow Globes?! Ever since I found the inspiration for this recipe/craft I’ve been absolutely smitten. Each ramekin is filled with moist chocolate cake which could easily be substituted for another flavor or even a thick pudding. Next comes a generous layer of chocolate frosting coated with a heavy dusting of coconut “snow”. Atop the mini winter wonderland sits a tiny graham cracker cottage and evergreen tree. These Edible Snow Globes give me that “too pretty to eat” feeling but it didn’t stop me from creating a earthquake with an unprecedented attack from spoonzilla.
Unlike this quiet snowy world, in Boston the weather has been less than ideal. Snow falls peacefully but then transforms into a slushy mess on the streets and seeps in car fumes and dirt – gross. I’ve waited until the last possible second to get my feet in some waterproof boots on a twisted idea that if my experience without boots is horrible, I will appreciate spending the money on some nice boots more. Does that make sense or am I needlessly giving myself wet feet and frozen toes? Maybe i’ll simply choose to spend more time indoors constructing Edible Snow Globes…
- Small Circular Glass Orb
- 1/2 recipe for Homemade Graham Crackers
- 1/2 recipe for chocolate cake (box or homemade)
- 1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut, chopped
- 3 tablespoons vanilla frosting (snow + glue)
- Fill ramekins 1/2" below the rim with cake batter
- Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until tester comes out clean
- Allow to cool completely
- Spread thick layer of chocolate frosting
- Cut out graham cracker house with this template
- Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes
- Allow to cool completely before constructing
- Seal edges with vanilla frosting (place a spoonful in a plastic bag with a snipped corner)
- Place house and any other props firmly in the chocolate frosting
- Sprinkle coconut "snow" evenly until chocolate frosting is barely visible
- Gently place the glass orb upside-down on the ramekin
Notes: The glass orb is meant to be a candle holder. I found mine for $1 at Michael’s Craft Store along with a pack of the trees. The cake and graham cracker recipes will make WAY more than you need, especially if you’re only making 1 or 2 snow globes. Get creative with the extra batter and dough!
photos by: Zac Wolf Photography
Inspiration: Ya a la Venta
My favorite cookbooks that were released in 2013!
1. The Mast Brothers elevate classic favorites with rich high quality chocolate
2. Flour, Too – more recipies from the amazing Boston-based Joanne Chang
3. Tartine No.3 this SF bakery is consistently ranked for best bread in the country!
4. The Kinfolk Table gives dreamy ideas for the context with which food is prepared
5. Four and Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book – inventive and delicious pie recipes from NY
6. Modern Art Desserts – incredible creative treats from the SFMOMA – truly impressive.
Having trouble deciding what you bring your hostess with the mostest?
1. Truffle Salt makes everything taste fancy | Fab.com
2. You almost want to hang this Recipe Pie Dish on a wall | West Elm
3. Pumpkin + Caramel, need I say more? | Williams-Sanoma
4. DIY Etched Wooden Spoons are thoughtful and creative | Design Mom
5. Hot Apple Cider would go great in this Stag Beverage Dispenser | Target
6. Pie Cutter Set to make your crusts unique and festive | Williams-Sanoma
This week, head over to The Daily Crush to get the exclusive recipe for one of my favorite Thanksgiving pies – Sweet Potato! I am thankful for all of my amazing followers and want to wish each of you a Happy Thanksgiving and a night that ends in a wonderful food coma.