This stylish, shimmering cake is ideal if you have previous cake decorating experience. The Glitter Snowflake Cake is a dreamy winter dessert that will impress your guests with its intricate design and glittering surface. The cake is covered in a smooth layer of white fondant and decorated with delicate snowflake patterns made from edible silver glitter. The final touch is a dusting of edible pearl dust, which gives the snowflakes an elegant shimmer. With its stunning appearance, the sparkling snowflake cake is perfect for special occasions or as an eye-catching centerpiece to enhance your dessert table.
- 18-23 cm fruit cake (see link below), covered with marzipan and ready-to-roll white icing
- 250g white, ready-to-roll icing
- 1 quantity of soft royal icing
- Edible silver shine, edible silver balls and edible glitter, fine writing tube and small piping bag
- Knead the ready-to-roll icing until smooth.
- Roll out the icing to about 1 cm thick.
- Using different sized snowflake cutters, cut out three snowflake shapes.
- Place the snowflakes on a flat surface lined with baking paper.
- Allow the snowflakes to harden overnight.
- Save any leftovers and wrap them in cling film.
- Make the royal icing.
- Place a writing tube in a piping bag.
- Pour a third of the icing into the piping bag.
- Spread the rest of the frosting around the cake base to create a snowdrift effect.
- Run snowflake outlines over the cut snowflake shapes.
- Pipe snowflakes of various sizes and patterns all over the surface of the cake.
- Let sit for 1 hour until the glaze has hardened slightly.
- Sprinkle silver sparkle over the cake, snowdrift and snowflakes.
- Use the leftover white frosting to form thimble-sized supports for the snowflakes to lean on.
- Place the snowflakes on top of the cake.
- Attach the silver balls to the icing with a little more royal icing.
- Finally sprinkle sprinkles over the cake.
Equipment and tools
- 18-23cm round cake tin
- baking paper
- Cake board or serving platter
- rolling pin
- Palette knife
- Smoother glaze
- Small brush
- Edible silver shine
- Edible silver balls
- Edible glitter
- Fine writing tube
- Small piping bag
Please note: This recipe may contain allergens such as nuts, eggs and gluten. Please check the specific ingredients used and ensure they are suitable for your dietary needs.
Storage and leftovers
To store the Sparkling Snowflake Cake, place it in an airtight container and store at room temperature for up to 5 days. If you have leftovers, place them in the refrigerator to prolong their freshness. For best taste and consistency, enjoy within 2-3 days.
Health Benefits of Sparkling Snowflake Cake
The Sparkling Snowflake Cake not only fascinates with its beautiful appearance, but also offers several health benefits. Here are the top reasons why indulging in this delicious treat can be good for you:
- Rich in antioxidants: The fruit cake base of the Sparkling Snowflake Cake contains various dried fruits such as raisins, dates and currants. These fruits are full of antioxidants that protect your body from damage caused by harmful free radicals.
- Energy boost: Eating a piece of this cake will give you an energy boost thanks to the fruit cake base. The dried fruits in the cake contain natural sugars and carbohydrates that can provide a quick and lasting energy boost.
- Source of vitamins and minerals: The combination of dried fruits used in the fruit cake provides a range of vital vitamins and minerals. These include vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium and iron, which are essential for maintaining good overall health.
- Reduced cholesterol levels: Marzipan, one of the ingredients for fruit cake, is mainly made from ground almonds. Almonds are known for their heart-healthy properties and can help lower cholesterol when consumed in moderation.
- Gorgeous decoration: The edible silver luster, silver balls and glitter adorned with this cake are not only visually appealing but also safe to eat. These decorative elements add a touch of sparkle and make the cake a delicious treat for special occasions.
Now that you know about the health benefits of sparkling snowflake cake, you can enjoy this delicious dessert guilt-free. It’s the perfect choice to satisfy your sweet tooth while providing your body with essential nutrients.