Elsa braid cakes / Elsa plait cakes round up

Aside from Frozen Fever sunflower cakes, the most on trend Frozen birthday cake right now appears to be the Elsa braid cakes.  These cakes have become popular quickly because they are simple yet stunning, focusing on one of Elsa’s most popular features: The Elsa braid (or the Elsa plait).  The base is a single tier, round cake, which is normally frosted with ice-blue frosting. It is topped with a edible Elsa face, which is then augmented with a thick frosting, or marshmallow, braid.  The braid is often decorated with edible pearls, snowflakes or glitter.

Here’s is a selection of some of the Elsa braid cakes trending on the Internet.

Elsa braid cake: The original (?)

This is the first Elsa Braid cake spotted by the Frozen Party Ideas blog, and it appears to be the first one ever made.  It wasn’t long until several more popped up on Twitter and Pinterest.

Elsa braid cake original

Source: https://www.facebook.com/LeiteMelChocolate

 

Elsa braid cake: The followers…

The only difference I can see with this Elsa Braid cake is that the blue frosting is a shade darker, and there’s edible pearls around the outside of the cake body.

Elsa braid cake Snowflakes

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Elsa braid cake: Real vanilla pod frosting.

This cake uses slightly darker hair frosting, using real vanilla pod seeds for flavor, it must have tasted amazing.

Elsa braid cake vanilla

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Elsa Braid cake: Butter cream frosting

I believe that this Elsa hair is the most appealing visually and also for my own personal palate which adores buttercream, yum yum. There’s a touch of edible blue glitter around the piped edge too, added sparkle!

Elsa braid cake white blonde

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Elsa Braid cake: The wide braid

Not sure whether this wider braid was intentional, or not.  But one thing is for sure, there’s a lot more yummy icing on this cake!

Elsa braid cake wide braid

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Elsa Braid cake: just Elsa’s head.

There’s no additional cake around Elsa’s head and hair on this cake, making it a tighter looking finish.  The hair is more high-definition than on other cakes, it could be made from fondant icing, rather than piped?

Elsa braid cake delaneysweettooth

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Elsa braid cake:  Elsa braid cupcake

We absolutely love this cute adaptation of the Elsa braid cake, in cupcake form.  This little diddy Elsa has the most amazing little braid, with edible silver pearls, and edible glitter.

Elsa braid cupcake

Source: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Urbana-Inez-Designs

 

Elsa braid cake: Elsa and Anna braids

The sisters are both gorgeously presented here.  We love the line of icing showing Anna’s ice white lock of hair.  A lovely touch.

Elsa braid cake pearlsAnna braid cake

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Edible Elsa face cake toppers.

The main element of the cake is the edible Elsa face topper, which you need to purchase rather than make as home.  Luckily the Elsa face toppers are available widely.

Elsa braid cake topper face - US

 

Marshmallow buttercream frosting / icing

The best way to get a nice white, glossy frosting for the Elsa braid is to use Marshmallow buttercream.  There’s a good recipe for this type of buttercream here:

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/marshmallow-buttercream-frosting/

One ingredient in Marshmallow butter cream is “Marshmallow fluff“.  You can either make your own marshmallow fluff or buy it in jars. It’s very easy to get hold of.

Marshmallow fluff

Frozen table centerpieces (centrepieces)

A Frozen themed table centerpiece will give a big boost the level of Frozenness of your party! A Frozen inspired table decoration, such as an Anna and Elsa Centerpiece at the gift table, buffet table or tea table, will be an both and eye catcher and a great keepsake for your little Frozen fan.

Here’s a round up of some our favorite Frozen themed table centerpieces…


Frozen table centerpiece: Elsa and Anna cutout with netting

Elsa and Anna party table centre piece

Source: https://www.facebook.com/LizettesPartyDesigns

Frozen table centerpiece: Elsa, Anna and Olaf, with paper pompom

Elsa Anna Olaf party table centre piece

Source: https://www.etsy.com/listing/177450253/princess-anna-elsa-olaf-frozen-birthday

Frozen table centerpiece: Elsa cutout with netting

Elsa party table centre piece net and snowflakes

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Frozen table centerpieces: Elsa and Anna cutouts with voile

Elsa party table centre piece

Anna party table centre piece

Source: https://www.facebook.com/PinatasCoutureDowney

Frozen table centerpiece: Marshmallow tree

Frozen centerpiece Marshmallow tree

Source: https://www.etsy.com/listing/195221710/frozen-theme-party-decor-centerpieces 

 

Frozen table centerpiece: Frozen themed Flower arrangement

Frozen flower table centerpiece

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Frozen table centerpiece: Age plate and snowflakes

Frozen Silver and snowflake center piece

Source: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/191985978/frozen-birthday-party-winter-onederland

Frozen table centerpiece: Crystal tree

Frozen table centerpiece - Crystal ice tree

Source: http://catchmyparty.com/photos/1833329

Frozen table centerpiece: Ice blocks

Frozen table centerpiece - Ice blocks

Source:  https://www.facebook.com/getcreativejuice

Frozen table centerpiece: Personalized name plate

 Frozen table centerpiece - name

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Frozen table centerpiece: Olaf ice sculpture

Olaf ice sculpture frozen centerpiece

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Frozen table centerpiece: Home made Arendelle castle

Frozen Arendelle castle table centerpiece

Source: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/198021469/frozen-birthday-decorations-arendelle

First Frozen Fever cakes round up

Anna’s birthday cake, the sunflower one from Frozen Fever, has started a whole new trend of caking baking and decorating through the party cake world. Any child who has seen Frozen Fever has now started switching preferences from ice blue snowflake dresses, to bright blue and sunflowers. “I want a Frozen Fever party Mummy!”

There’s just enough examples of Frozen Fever cake around to create a round up of the best. So, what is it about this cake?

  • It’s blue
  • It’s round
  • It’s got yellow sunflowers
  • It’s Anna’s cake!

Those are the main criteria, qualifying a birthday cake as a Frozen Fever birthday cake.

So, here’s my round up, in no particular order…




 

Frozen Fever cake: The original ice cream cake from the Disney Frozen Fever wrap party.

This cake was tweeted by one of the animators from Frozen Fever during the “Wrap party” for the film.  Apparently, it was an actual ice-cream cake (just like in the film).  It looks immense!  The sunflowers are silk flowers on this one; most of those below are fondant sunflowers, which would take much longer to craft.

Frozen fever sunflower cake - disney wrap party

Source: https://twitter.com/AndrenLanson

 

Frozen Fever cake: Abstract cake with sparkles

I love this cake because it’s different: it takes Anna’s birthday cake as inspiration, then turns it upside down a little and reverts back to snowflakes and sparkles for a bit.  It qualifies as a Frozen Fever cake as it’s blue, round and has sunflowers, but it’s breaking the conventions already in these early days!

Frozen fever cake - abstract diamonds

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Frozen Fever cake: Party on a cake

This Frozen Fever cake is a party on a cake, there’s even a mini Frozen Fever cake on the cake!  The cake features all our favourite characters and Olaf looks like he’s taking a cheeky taste of the mini cake.  The cheerful bunting could only be improved by using the same design as the flags from Frozen Fever.

Frozen fever cake - bunting

Source: http://www.craftcompany.co.uk/frozen-fever-birthday-cake.html

 

Frozen Fever cake: 3D effect ice skating Anna and Elsa

This cake is so neat and perfect, the sunflowers are all exactly the same and the icing swoops appear to be equal in length.  But what I most enjoy about this cake is that the cardboard cut out of Elsa and Anna ice skating appears to be 3D, and it looks quite a lot like ice too!

Frozen fever cake - ice statue 3D

Source: http://mycupcakeaddiction.com/blogs/how-to-make-a-frozen-fever-cake-aka-anna-s-birthday-cake

 

Frozen Fever Cake:  Sunflower roll cake

Haniela’s is starting to become a favourite of ours, and she’s inspired us with another genius Frozen Fever themed cake.  This sunflower roll cake is stunning, the colours are so bright and the cake so perfectly rolled.  Again, it complies with the rules (just!): Blue, round, sunflowers!

Frozen fever cake - sunflower roll

Source: http://www.hanielas.com/2015/04/frozen-fever-sunflower-cake-roll.html 

 

Frozen Fever Cake: two-tiers

Many of the Frozen Fever cakes in this round up are huge, like the original one from the film.  We like this one because it is well proportioned for a normal kids party.  Two layers of cake, with plenty of sunflowers, big and small.

Frozen fever cake - two tier

Source: http://food.browzen.com/p/oYYQu0

 

Frozen Fever cake: Lit Anna and Elsa ice dancers

This Frozen Fever cake is on our list because of the actual 3D sculpture of Anna and Elsa on top.  And it’s lit!  Beautiful!

Frozen fever sunflower cake - lit ice statue

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Frozen Fever Cake:  Eaten by Olaf!

This cake is the most accurate cake to that seen in the film, the sunflowers are the right proportion, there’s frost on each layer and even Olaf has had a swipe at it, to reveal the chocolate layers inside.  Genius!

Frozen fever sunflower cake - olaf bite

Source: https://www.facebook.com/bolosbellini/photos/pcb.860068540702135/860067364035586/?type=1&theater

 

Frozen Fever Cake: Simple, one tier

This is a lovely little cake.  It’s just one tier, but it focusses so much love on Anna and Elsa.  And are those Oreo’s in the middle of the sunflowers?  There’s definitely M&M all the way round too.  Winner!

Frozen fever sunflower cake - sensible size

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Frozen Fever cake: mountainous cake

This cake appears to be on the scale of the North Mountain! It’s huuuuge.  It features countless tiers but remains distinctly Frozen Fever with it’s sunflowers.

Frozen fever cake - mountain

Source: https://instagram.com/p/1eMnUiPPjB/