How To Decorate Snow Globe Cookies

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This snow globe cookie project is part of a collaboration with Elisa Strauss of Confetti Cakes. She makes really amazing sculpted cakes and she has lots of tutorials on her YouTube channel to show you how to make them yourself!
Elisa came up with this super cute idea of making a snow globe cake with matching cookies for our project. Wouldn’t it be fun to display a cake with matching cookies at a holiday party??
I made the trip down to New York City to visit Elisa a few weeks ago so that we could film a little intro together in person! You can see that part of our collaboration in her snow globe cake video.
For this cookie project you will need:
Icing colors:
  • Brown = Americolor chocolate brown 
  • Blue = Wilton sky blue
  • Red = Americolor tulip red + Americolor burgundy + a touch of Americolor black
  • Green = Americolor leaf green + Wilton lemon yellow
Watch the video below for instructions on how to make these snow globe cookies:
A few tips:
  • You can make the gingerbread men several days or even weeks in advance. Just make sure they have at least 12 hours to dry before peeling them off of the wax paper. If you’re interested in learning more about the royal icing transfer method, you can download the Royal Icing Transfer video from my tutorial shop.
  • Keep the cookies in front of a fan between icing the different sections. This will make the process go a lot faster and it will also give your cookies a nice shiny finish. More about that in my post about royal icing consistencies and troubleshooting tips.
  • The dish I used to contain the nonpareils is the lid from a fondant bucket. It works well not only because it’s wide and shallow, but also because it’s flexible, which allows me to fold it in half in order to get the nonpareils back into the jar with the help of a funnel.
You can see Elisa’s snow globe tutorial here on her YouTube channel!
Click on the images below for more cookie decorating tutorials!

42 thoughts on “How To Decorate Snow Globe Cookies

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  3. I purchased the recipe and its fantastic .I only with it was a little more strudy of a cookie. or prehaps I did something wrong? I baked for 12 min. Perhaps next batch a little longer? Love the taste

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