How to Make the Coolest Snow Globe Cake for Your Holiday Festivities
December is right around the corner, which means the holiday season is finally in sight! If you’re opting for a unique approach to a holiday cake this year, you’re in the right place. I’ve taken some of my favorite luxury pool floats and combined them with a snow globe to create this cake that is undeniably snow sweet! Everyone at your holiday shindig will fall in love with this edible piece of art that doubles as decor.
- fondant (in a variety of colors)
- shredded coconut
- fish bowl (slightly smaller than diameter of cake)
1. Start off by making the fondant cake toppers. These will need time to dry, so you can make them the night before constructing the cake.
- Flamingo pool float: Separately make the body, head, tail and wings with pink fondant. You’ll also need black and white for the beak and eyes. Attach the smaller elements to the “body” using chocolate as glue.
- Swan pool float: Follow the instructions for the flamingo, but use white fondant instead. You’ll also need orange and black for the beak.
- Unicorn pool float: Use the same method as above. You will also need to create a rainbow strip for the mane and tail, as well as a gold horn. To make the horn, create a small cone shape with white fondant, then paint it gold with a combination of luster dust and an alcohol-based liquid.
- Trees: Roll green fondant into cone shapes, then using small, clean scissors, snip into the fondant to create the appearance of leaves and branches. Continue to do this until the cone is covered.
- Pond: Roll out blue fondant, then hand cut into a pond shape.
- Presents: Mold fondant into cubes, then cut thin strips of white fondant for the ribbon. Attach them directly to the cubes before they begin to set.
2. Bake your favorite cake in 6-inch tins (or any size you desire), and allow to cool. Alternatively, you can just buy pre-made cakes to save some time! When completely cooled, level the cakes, then layer and crumb coat them. Place in the refrigerator to chill.
4. When chilled, add another coat of icing to the cake, then cover with shredded coconut. This part will get a little messy! Place cake back into the fridge to firm up.
5. It’s time to assemble the cake. Place the fondant toppers on top, then add a sprinkle of coconut for the snow. Carefully place the fish bowl on top of the cake as the finishing touch.
Separately make the body, head, tail and wings with pink fondant. You’ll also need black and white for the beak and eyes. Attach the smaller elements to the “body” using chocolate as glue.
Follow the instructions for the flamingo float, but use white fondant instead. You’ll also need orange and black for the beak. Add fondant Santa hats onto some of the floats for a festive touch.
For the unicorn float, use the same method as the other pool floats. You will also need to create a rainbow strip for the mane and tail, as well as a gold horn. To make the horn, create a small cone shape with white fondant, then paint gold with a combination of luster dust and an alcohol-based liquid.
Roll green fondant into cone shapes, then using small, clean scissors, snip into the fondant to create the appearance of leaves and branches. Continue to do this until the cone is covered.
Leave fondant toppers to dry before decorating the cake.
Bake your favorite cake and allow to cool. Alternatively, you can just buy pre-made cakes to save some time! When completely cooled, level the cakes, then layer and crumb coat them. Place in the refrigerator to chill.
When chilled, add another coat of icing to the cake, then cover with shredded coconut. This part will get a little messy! Place cake back into the fridge to firm up.
It’s time to assemble the cake. Place the fondant toppers on top, starting with the pond and trees.
Add the rest of the toppers, then add a sprinkle of coconut.
Carefully place the glass fish bowl on top of the cake as the finishing touch.
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It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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