Snow Globe Cupcakes that are Edible!

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Christmas sweets are my favorite thing to make. We’re always wanting to try new recipes. So when we discovered these awesome Snow Globe Cupcakes, there’s no way we could not try them!

Snow Globe Cupcakes with Christmas Decorations inside

These holiday snow globe cupcakes look really cool, and can be easily made with some gelatin sheets. If you’d rather start with a store box cupcake mix and frosting, you can whip that up, and add the candies and snow globes right on top!

Ingredients for Snowglobe Cupcakes

ingredients layer out in bowls

For the Cake:

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup butter milk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp yogurt
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup + 2/3 cup flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ tbsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp + 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp red food coloring (add little by little!)
  • Colorful marzipans

    For the Cheese Cupcake Frosting:
  • ½ cup butter (room temperature)
  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • 2 cups + ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

For the Gelatin Snow Globes:

  • 14 sheet (28 g) gelatin
  • 5 tbsp cold water
  • 15 water balloons


For the Cupcakes:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 F
  2. Place the cupcake baking cups in muffin tin
  3. In a large bowl mix the egg, sugar, yogurt, butter milk, vegetable oil and vanilla extract.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the mixture and stir with spatula (do not over mix!)
  6. Add the gel red food coloring little by little.
  7. Divide the mixture to the baking cups. 
  8. Bake for 20 minutes in the oven. Before removing the cupcakes from the oven, test with a toothpick or a knife. If the middle is dry take out from the oven.
  9. Rest for 15 minutes to cool down.

For the Cheese Cupcake Frosting:

  1. Beat the softened butter, vanilla extract and the cream cheese until it gets smooth.
  2. Add the powdered sugar and whisk for 3 minutes
  3. Then, take the frosting to the piping bag and decorate them as you wish.
  4. Keep in the refrigerator.
Inside of snow globe cupcakes before the gelatin cover

For the Snow Globe Gelatins:

  1. Soak gelatins in cold water for 5 minutes
  2. Squeeze the excess water of gelatins and put them in a saucepan. 
  3. Pour 5 tbsp of cold water over it.
  4. Stir on the stove until it melts (do not overheat!)
  5. Inflate the balloons. 
  6. Cover all balloons with gelatin.
  7. Let it dry for 10 minutes. Then, cover all the balloons again.
  8. Let it dry for 24 hours.
  9. After it dries, pop the balloons and take them out from the gelatins.
  10. Decorate the colorful marzipans as you wish.
  11. Combine all the decorations to the cupcakes.
  12. ENJOY!
4 snow globe cupcakes with gelatin globe on top.

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