Snow Globe Cupcakes

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: birthday, Christmas, Christmas cupcakes, holiday cupcakes, homemade cupcakes, party dessert
Dessert Type: Cupcakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 271kcal
Author: Elizabeth LaBau
These gorgeous Snow Globe Cupcakes are topped with edible gelatin bubbles. That’s right–you can eat both the cupcakes AND the globe! They look so amazing and impressive, and are perfect for the holidays!
Print Recipe


  • 8 cupcakes baked and cooled
  • 1 cup frosting of your choice
  • Flaked coconut
  • Snow globe-appropriate cupcake toppers like snowmen Santas, reindeer, trees, etc
  • 8 gelatin bubbles


  • Transfer the frosting to a piping bag fitted with a round tip, or a plastic bag with a hole cut in the corner. Pipe a thin ring of frosting on top of the cupcakes, leaving a margin around the edges so that the gelatin bubble can enclose the frosting entirely.
  • Roll the top of the cupcakes in the flaked coconut. Add a cupcake topper or two to each cupcake—if it helps, you can glue a toothpick onto the back and use that the secure the toppers to the cupcakes.
  • Trim off the bottom of the gelatin bubbles, making a hole big enough to fit on top of the cupcake around the frosting. Carefully place a bubble on top of each cupcake. The bubbles will last indefinitely, but if they're exposed to a lot of moisture in the refrigerator or the frosting, they might eventually start to soften and lose their shape.



Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 192mg | Potassium: 50mg | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 0.7mg