Saturday, December 26, 2009

Santa Needs Help!

This Christmas, I was in charge of desserts for our family gathering. I decided to do a tres leches cake which is a family favorite, hazelnut "kitkat" bars (another family fave) and a christmas cake in fondant. I did want to do a snow globe fondant cake from the beginning but the design I had in mind was too much work for the time I had left so I decided to go with this.

Santa hanging on...

The design is partly inspired by an actual snow globe I wanted to purchase. But since it's an unnecessary expense, I decided to just customize and make a cake inspired by it. The "globe" is a vase which I purchased in a local craft store. All decorations are made out of gumpaste. I had a lot of fun making this cake. I wish I had made Santa's bum a little bigger though! He was pretty lean.

Inside the globe

Another shot of the whole cake

Hope everyone had a great Christmas! And may you all have a happy and prosperous New Year.


  1. So adorable! I love the idea of snowglobe cake!

  2. That's absolutely brilliant and perfect and oh so cute!! I love your creations!

  3. thank you all :) hope you all are enjoying the holidays!

  4. Your cakes are simply amazing! Fantastic!
    How did you get the gumpaste to stick to the glass? Thank you so much for sharing!

  5. Thank you Ana! The "snow" on top...I actually didn't use anything for it to stick. It stuck on by itself since it was a fresh piece of gumpaste.