I immediately knew what I would do when I first heard about the Kerrygold Gingerbread Contest. It just popped up in my head and I was hooked.
I had recently seen the most adorable snow globe cupcakes on Pinterest, and I was intrigued. The glass part of the snow globes are made out of super thin gelatin that had coated a balloon. The balloon is deflated and the cast gelatin then holds its shape. So cool.
From there I created a plan and then did my shopping.
Thankfully Amazon had everything I needed, even the water balloons that were impossible to find in stores as it’s off-season for them now.
Once I had my supplies in hand, I got to work!
The gingerbread cookie base came together easily. Plus, it made the house smell great.
Autumn enjoyed helping out too!
I made gingerbread men and bunnies to put in the snow globes. Our mini bunny cookie cutter always sits on our kitchen window along with a bigger one to go along with my random collection of rabbit pictures and prints around the house in honor of our rabbit.
I made the cookies in advance and set them aside to then focus on the bubbles.
The bubbles were tough!!!
The instructions were clear to follow (thankfully!) but I did think that there was not enough gelatin to really cover the balloons. I’d actually make a lot more gelatin next time. But other than that, it was fun to do something challenging but creative!
It took 24 hours of the bubbles to cure, but once they were done I was ready to start to decorate and assemble the snow globes. I wish I had more pictures of this process of I had my hands fill and I mainly Snapchat’ed the experience.
I’m admittedly, not great at decorating cookies. But I don’t do it often so I don’t find much fault in that.
And of course, the gel icing for the eyes ran on the bunnies! gah!!!!
I did the best I could in the time I had so I think the snow globes came out well.
I certainly hope I win the grand prize, a trip for 2 to Ireland!, or one of the runner up prizes, a year’s worth of Kerrygold cheese and butter, but I’ll at least be super proud of myself that I accomplished this fun contest entry.