Create your own frozen dome shaped desserts right at home with colorful layers and textures of dessert.
To make a dome shaped dessert, you’ll need half sphere silicone molds to create the shape for your decadent frozen dessert.
Outer Layer of the Dome Shaped Dessert
The outer layer of the dome dessert will be the primary color showing.
You can cover the outer portion of the dessert in a coating. The coating could be a
- mirror glaze
- chocolate mirror glaze
- chocolate ganache
- lemon glaze
- raspberry glaze
For the outer layer, you can add a small garnish to finish off the dessert.
Garnish Ideas for Dome Shaped Dessert
Inner Layer under the coating of the Dome Shaped Dessert
The inner layer under the coating of the frozen dome dessert is going to be a primary flavor for your dessert.
The primary flavor of dessert sets the tone and texture for your dessert. Ice cream or mousse work very well as a primary flavor.
Select your mousse or ice cream and press it into the half sphere silicone mold. Make sure you put this layer right to the edges of the silicone mold. Press this layer very hard into the mold. This will ensure there are no blemishes in your final dessert when you remove it from the mold. You’ll want this layer to be about an inch thick. Try to make it fairy even all around the mold. Use the back of a spoon to guide the primary layer into place.
If you’re working with layers of ice cream, you’ll have to pop it in the freezer for about 30 minutes. Then add your next layer of ice cream in the same way. Make sure to leave room for your center filling. Place it in the freezer again for 30 minutes prior to adding the center filling.
For mousse layers, there is no need to freeze the dessert when creating your dome dessert. Just fill with your primary layer and center filling, and add your base. Then place it in the freezer for 4 hours to let it set.
Center of Frozen Dome Shaped Dessert
The center of the frozen dessert is filled with a sweet filling.
- white chocolate ganache.
- dark chocolate ganache
- maraschino cherries
- caramel sauce
- chocolate sauce
- strawberry purée
- raspberry purée
- fruit sauce (blackberry, blueberry, strawberry)
Use a melon baller to spoon out a perfect circle of center filling for your dessert. Gently place the perfect circle of filling into the center of the half sphere mold.
Base of Frozen Dome Shaped Dessert
The base of the frozen dome dessert is the bottom of what your dessert will sit on. You could also use a different cake base if you wanted. A cookie crumble cake base would also work well with raspberry mousse.
Create the base of your dome dessert using a 9″x13″ pan. Line the pan with parchment paper, then put your base into it and bake it.
Since you have a large amount of base, you can use a glass or something similar to “cookie cut” the bases of your dome cake.
If you’re creating a mousse dome dessert, layer your primary flavor, center filling, and base. Press the base firmly so it adheres together. Freeze for 4 hours, then remove it from the freezer and
How to make a frozen dome shaped dessert
To make a frozen dome dessert, prepare it in a silicone half sphere mold.
- Press the body of the frozen dome dessert into the silicone half sphere mold, making sure to fill all of the crevasses.
- Place the center filling of the dome dessert using a melon baller. At this point you can put more of the body around the center filling on the edges. Another option is to put the body component completely over the center filling to cover it. The center looks well presented this way.
- Prepare your cake base for your dome dessert. You can bake the crust in a 9″x13″ pan, and then let it cool down. Use a cookie cutter or glass to “cut” out a perfect circle that will fit your silicone half sphere mold. You’ll have to measure to make sure it will fit. Using an empty silicone mold, match it up with a glass that will be a similar size to fit just inside the mold.
- Place the dome dessert cut out base onto the silicone half sphere mold. Press it in well so it sticks to the body composition of the dome dessert.
- Place the dome dessert in the freezer overnight.
- Remove the silicone mold from the dome dessert. Use your fingers to gently pry the mold from the body of the dome dessert. Press down on the top of the silicone mold to remove the frozen dome dessert.
- Place the dome dessert on a wire rack with a plate underneath to catch any drippings.
- Pour your glaze coating over your dome dessert.
- Add your garnish to the frozen dome shaped dessert and serve immediately. If it’s too hard to serve, let it thaw for about 10-15 minutes before serving.