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Nov 30, 2012 11:09 AM

a snow scene to eat?

I want to make something for a work holiday part that is the following:

1) Not super expensive, can feed a crowd;
2) Is in one dish/bowl (or at least is not served in individualized dishes);
3) Has a holiday or winter scene to it (but avoids the religious emblems).

I'm thinking sweet, but I'm flexible.. One idea I had was a bid bowl of white chocolate mouse with shredded peppermint on top and a little skier. However, I searched online for inspired dishes and didn't find much.

Can anyone point me anywhere?


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  1. I tend to think sweet as well (and in general). Building on your white mousse theme and skier, why not make a trifle and decorate the top layer with your skier? :)

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    1. re: kattyeyes

      Oh, gosh, and unless Santa is taboo, look at these very cute strawberries!

      Of course you don't HAVE to make them with Cool Whip--you could make those Santas far sexier with a few additional ingredients.

    2. Not a snow scene but I like the crudite Christmas tree. Here is an example:

      That one uses a lot of kale and leafy greens but someone on chowhound once posted another one that included mostly brocolli, carrots, and peppers. I like that one more but I can't find it.

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      1. random thoughts that might help:
        - meringues = snowy peaks
        - upside-down ice cream cones coated with white chocolate, whipped cream or frosting and topped with coconut = snowy trees
        - flaked or shredded coconut or powdered sugar = snow
        - fondant penguins & polar bears or marshmallow snowmen
        - marshmallow igloos
        - white chocolate bark with candy fish = a frozen lake
        - snowflake-shaped cookies
        - white cupcake tower with marshmallow or Italian meringue icing peaks and seasonal toppers
        - cake pops decorated as snowmen

        1. How about a coconut cake? You could use the top of the cake as a snow scene. A candy supply store could provide edible pine trees, maybe even candy figure skiers?

          Or if you don't care if the scene is edible hot any one you with 10 year boys. Lots of scened you could do with Lego figures. My son has skiers, skaters, evergreen trees, etc.

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          1. re: foodieX2

            Could even make the tree yourself with an upside down sugar ice cream cone and some stiffer royal icing and a star tip, and use those pre-made gingerbread mini men cookies and decorate them with frosting in winter outfits.

          2. What do you think of this--Snowy Mountain Cake by Nathalie Beauvois? I get that it's an illustration, but you could add figurines to create a similar effect: