Snowglobe Cupcake Help

Baking By dandelion56602 Updated 16 Nov 2015 , 6:42pm by Brimoore1926

dandelion56602 Posted 6 Nov 2009 , 3:33pm
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I absolutely LOVE Bakerella's snowglobe cupcakes. But, I'm worried Coke won't have the round coke bottles this year. If not, how can I make snow globe cupcakes? Is there a way to make a globe?

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Sparklekat6 Posted 6 Nov 2009 , 3:50pm
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I can't get passed the snow globe part. Is it just blown sugar?

There should be other small bottle candies you can use...I will look and get back to you.

Sparklekat6 Posted 6 Nov 2009 , 3:54pm
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PattyT Posted 6 Nov 2009 , 4:09pm
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What about the empty Christmas ornament balls they sell at the craft stores??

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dandelion56602 Posted 6 Nov 2009 , 4:18pm
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I'm actually wondering about the "globe" part. I found the tutorial. . I don't think the empty ornaments will have a big enough opening. I am leaving now so I can ck Hobby Lobby before my workout to see if they have plastic ones. I know they have glass ones, but not sure about plastic.

hear4u4ever Posted 6 Nov 2009 , 8:57pm
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I for one have an issue using the glass on a cupcake. If I were to do a snowglobe I would use a mini cupcake as the base of the snowglobe. I would then use a jumbo cupcake turned on it's side as the globe itself. You can decorate any scene you want and you don't have to take the risk of having the glass or wondering if the glass bulbs you find will work. I have found a place called that has some really cool scenes on rice paper that you could just attach using your buttercream that would look just like a real snowglobe scene.

Good luck!

whit6 Posted 6 Nov 2009 , 9:05pm
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Its not glass. Its the special short and round coke bottle for the holidays with the neck cut off, so its plastic

PattyT Posted 6 Nov 2009 , 9:38pm
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The ornaments are available in plastic/acrylic also.

hear4u4ever Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 1:03am
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I just think that you shouldn't use the glass or the plastic when it comes to cupcakes unless you can be sure that they would be properly taken care of during the opening process so they don't harm the cupcake in any way and after the cupcake is eaten so no one gets hurt. When making special cakes, cupcakes I try to keep everything edible except for the cupcake liner itself. Just my opinion! Don't shoot the messenger!

dandelion56602 Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 4:05am
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I try to make everything edible too, but I can't do blown sugar. It is apparently food safe b/c coke comes in it. I wouldn't use glass b/c I'd be afraid of shards & don't know how you could even cut it if you did use it. And plastic can be cut with a smooth edge if you use a sharp knife or exacto. But I do understand wanting to use all edible, butI really like the look of these cupcakes

SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 1:23pm
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Once on Food Network's 'Unwrapped' I saw a woman that did some kind of snow globe cookie I think, using coffee drink lids. The kind of lids that go on those fancy coffee drinks with all the whipped cream on top, or the Icee lids. I saw a pack of the lids in the food service store the other day. Yes, they had a hole in the top, but it didn't take away from the overall look.

Good luck finding what you are looking for.

PattyT Posted 7 Nov 2009 , 10:45pm
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Barbaranne!! That sounds like the PERFECT solution. No cutting.

I was looking for the lids for a different purpose during the summer, and I think you can get different sizes so a smaller one may be perfect for a full size cupcake.....I also think you can get them with no holes. Now that I think about it, what about those lids for ice cream sundae cups?

Mind is racing now. I'm so happy that dandilion56602 showed us the Bakerella link to the snowglobes in time for the holidays (I thought I had seen everything on her wonderful blog)...and Barbaranne, yours is a no muss/no fuss way to do it!

Once again "I love Cake Central" !!

dandelion56602 Posted 8 Nov 2009 , 5:48am
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I'll have to look at my local restaurant supply store. What I've found on the internet is like 1000 for abt $50. I don't want that many sitting around nor to spend $50. I'm wondering though if the opening that would sit on the cupcake would be too big though. I may have to buy my dd an icee to find out.

Or something like this . I may call the company to see if I can find the diameter of the opening

PattyT Posted 8 Nov 2009 , 4:09pm
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Here's a another source for cups/ fact all kinds of plastic and paper packaging. I've purchased the cupcake containers from them several times. They allow small quantities - not sure if they have a minimum total but they have lots of items useful to "cakers" so it may be easy to meet the minimum.

Now we have to get out our rulers and measure the tops of the cupcakes!

dandelion56602 Posted 9 Dec 2009 , 1:42am
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Well, I have been lucky and Walmart is carrying the round coke bottles. So, I can make the cupcakes, if the lady wants them. My ornament cupcakes last year were $5 each. Just not sure about these. I think on a cake I would charge $5 for a simple fondant character. And each coke bottle is $1.10 including tax.

Any suggestions?

Edited some BAD spelling b/c I was on my phone icon_smile.gif

PartyCake Posted 9 Dec 2009 , 2:20am
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I purchased a sleeve of 100 dome type lids from Starbucks for a mere $2.00. I was in and out of the store within minutes. I couldn't believe how accomodating they were.

BecuzImAGurl Posted 9 Dec 2009 , 2:36am
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where you get them at??

cakegrandma Posted 9 Dec 2009 , 3:33am
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I did see the little round coke bottles at my super Wal Mart here in Tampa so I would figure that all of them should have them. I am glad that you gave the link to make these even though I don't have time right now, it is a good tutorial to save. Hope you find the Coke bottles! thumbs_up.gif

PartyCake Posted 9 Dec 2009 , 4:31pm
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You could go to any Starbucks I assume and just ask to buy a sleeve of them.

ASimpleBaker Posted 9 Dec 2009 , 5:08pm
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If you use the coke bottles factor in the cost...At my Walmart they are selling for $1 a peice! That would certianly up the cost of the cupcake..especialy for something so time consuming and specialized!! icon_biggrin.gif

dandelion56602 Posted 9 Dec 2009 , 7:22pm
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Do you think $7.50 is reasonable? Too high? Too low?

CosmicCupcake Posted 13 Dec 2009 , 7:30am
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I have made these the last 3 years using jumbo-sized cupcakes and the plastic ornaments that come in two halves. People like to keep the snowglobe part so I do a gumpaste bottom and seal the globe with royal icing then place on top of the cupcake. Decorations inside are all fondant/gumpaste with chunky sugar sprinkles and white nonparleils.

aundrea Posted 13 Dec 2009 , 7:40am
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omg! those are way tooo adorable. i dont think i would even want to eat it.
outstanding job!

PartyCake Posted 13 Dec 2009 , 5:50pm
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I like those domes much better than the ones I bought at Starbucks. Where did you purchase them and how much were they? The lids at Starbucks were only 2 cents a piece so you can't beat that if you are doing large quantities but yours are much cuter.

giraffe11 Posted 13 Dec 2009 , 6:02pm
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As I think someone mentioned earlier. Walmart is carrying the globe sodas. As far as plastic ornaments, they are available at Michaels or Ben Franklins or other craft stores.......not necessarily food safe though, if it matters.
We are having these (snowglobe cupcakes) for our Christmas Eve get together with my inlaws.

cylstrial Posted 15 Dec 2009 , 11:49pm
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Originally Posted by dandelion56602

I absolutely LOVE Bakerella's snowglobe cupcakes. But, I'm worried Coke won't have the round coke bottles this year. If not, how can I make snow globe cupcakes? Is there a way to make a globe?

That is SO cute!! icon_biggrin.gif She comes up with the best stuff!!

BoozeBabe Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 3:46am
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I rushed to the closest Wal-Mart as soon as I saw the snow globe cupcakes. I bought 24 bottles@ $1 each. Besides the bottles being the cutest darn things, they have an after-use. Since I dont usually shop at WM I didnt even know about them til I saw then here. Gosh I love this site !!!! thumbs_up.gif

Watch out world, I'm making snow globes. icon_biggrin.gif

PartyCake Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 6:31pm
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If you turn the cupcake upside down and frost the top with buttercream with the paper liner still on then how would the person be able to actually eat the buttercream frosting without eating the cupcake liner?

Does everyone remove the liner first? I noticed on the photos they look like they are all still on. I was thinking you could remove the liner and just decorate the base of the cupcake and it would still look just as cute with the lid on it.

Brimoore1926 Posted 14 Nov 2015 , 9:01pm
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You can make the snow globe parts from gelatin sheets  and water balloons they dry like clear thin plastic and last indefinitely. I order my gelatin sheets from  Amazon for about $12 usd. They are perfectagel platinum (230 bloom) sheets 

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