This Holiday Snow Globe Cake Is Exactly The Last-Minute Dessert You Need

Do you ever see those recipes on Pinterest or in a magazine that look incredible, but absolutely impossible to make? While this holiday snow globe cake may look like one of them, it’s surprisingly one of the easiest recipes I’ve ever made. No special piping techniques, no overnight waiting, no ingredients that you wouldn’t have lying around anyways. All you need is this recipe for the cake and frosting, a small bubble bowl, a small snowman ornament (or reindeer, or tree), and some coconut shavings.

When it comes to the cake recipe, I only used two out of the five layers I would normally use for a layered cake (I still made the whole thing, and just saved the rest for later!). I then frosted it and topped it with some coconut shavings. Once you assemble the cake, all that’s left to do is decorate it with an ornament and a bowl. Baking included, this project should take you under an hour. If you want to take it to the next level, feel free to add a bit more frosting on the flat top part of the bowl, and sprinkle some more “snow” (coconut shavings) over it. You can even create your ornament out of fondant, so that the majority of the cake is then edible. Top it with a bow made of fondant, or regular fabric (just don’t eat that version obviously), serve, and enjoy.

Looking for more holiday treats? Check out my recipes for cookies, gingerbread houses, cheesecake, fig newtons, and much more! I tried to keep them all pretty simple, and not too time-consuming, because for many this is the busiest time of the year. Between all of those recipes and this holiday snow globe cake, you've got everything you need to wow everyone at your holiday party.

Looking for more holiday cheer? Check out Bustle on YouTube.

Images: Public Lives, Secret Recipes