Elsa cupcake cake with bodice – Step by step

I’m no baker, or decorator, and I have only ever made about 5 birthday cakes in my life. But, over two days last week, I created an Elsa dress cupcake cake for my daughter’s 5th birthday party.  Which happened to be a Frozen-themed party (as if it was ever going to be anything else). I chose to make a cupcake cake, because:

  1. I’m pretty well experienced in making cupcakes.
  2. A mistake on an individual cupcake level, or even batch level, seemed easier to rectify than an error with a whole large cake
  3. I had the idea to hand the pulled apart cupcakes out individually at the end of the party, in cake pods, and together with the party favours.

My daughter’s party was on a Sunday morning and I actually started making the cakes on Friday afternoon.  The decorating bit happened on Saturday.  I had, however, been planning the cake for quite some time and so I had gathered the materials and ingredients over a period of a couple of weeks.

My inspiration for the cake came mainly from these two Frozen-themed cupcake cakes.

Cupcake cake - Anna Frozen Dress  Cupcake cake - Elsa Frozen Dress

Anna dress source: https://www.facebook.com/DashOfKreations

Elsa dress source: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/442408363371332998/

The Anna dress cupcake cake was my particular favourite. I love the cape and the bodice particularly.  The Elsa dress also gave me inspiration for the snowflakes, organza cape and colour scheme.

I took the best of both designs to create my own cake plan/design (as below). My sketch was not quite to the standard of illustrations you’d find on Bake Off and clearly my maths is crap. But, here, I was able to depict for the first time, the key differentiator of my Elsa dress cake: the addition of the glimmering frozen fractal bodice.  I had not seen a true Elsa bodice on Pinterest or anywhere across the Internet over the past six months of working on Frozen Party Ideas.  I knew that my daughter and all her friends truly believed that the best dressing up Elsa dress was the Disneystore one, with a panel of horizontal sequins, so why shouldn’t the best cake have those too.

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With this plan to hand, I worked out my materials and ingredients list for an Elsa cupcake cake with shimmering bodice.

Ingredients

To make 48 cupcakes (you’ll only use 33, but you’ll want to choose the best ones).

  • 9 eggs
  • 611g butter
  • 611g caster sugar
  • 611g self raising flour
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla essence

Edible decorations

Tools and materials

Day 1:

Step 1: Make the cupcakes

The first step is to make the massive batch of cupcake mix. I used nine eggs as this cupcake cake dress is large.  You should always weigh your eggs to give you the required weights of the other cupcake ingredients.  My eggs weighed 611g, which meant I needed 611g of butter, sugar and flour too.  Tips here are to ensure your butter is at room temperature before you start, add the vanilla essence early on and introduce the flour to the mixture very gradually.

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Step 2: bake the cupcakes

I needed to bake four batches of twelve cupcakes as I only have one baking tray.  They went into the oven at 180 degrees centigrade and baked for around 20 minutes.

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Step 3: Make your snowflake decorations

This bit was my favourite part of making this cake.  I was able to use my new decorating toys for the first time.  I loved using my snowflake plunger cutters, it was almost therapeutic. I chose the KitchenCraft plunger cutters from Amazon.

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Plunging out snowflakes was very easy and fun.  I put them to one side on a piece of kitchen towel.

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May have gotten carried away with the mini fondant snowflakes! So cute!

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Then, the fondant snowflakes went into hibernation until the next day, when they topped the Elsa cupcake cake. I placed them all carefully into a tupperware container.

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Step 4: Make the fondant “Happy Birthday” text

The last activity for day 1 was cutting out the words Happy Birthday <Name> with my Wilton 40-Piece Alphabet/ Number Cut-Outs Set.  This was not as easy as I had assumed it would be.  It turned out that I needed to roll it out really thinly in order to be able to get the fondant out of the cutters more easily.

Until I realised that, this step did not go well.

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This is what my text looked like in the end.  I used the turquoise fondant icing for this text, as it stood out best on the silver cake board. The white power is icing sugar, which disappeared before I place the letters on the cake board.  These letters also went into hibernation until the next day.Embedded image permalink

Step 5: Test your cupcakes in position on the board

I did this only for my own satisfaction to ensure that the cake was on the right track. After this I stopped for day 1.  Once completely cooled, the cakes went into tins to ensure they did not go stale.

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Day 2

Step 6: Stick the cape onto the board

The cape laid underneath the bodice and skirt of the Elsa dress cupcake cake, but the risk with this is that it could slip about on the board.  So the first step is to secure it, invisibly, to the board.  For this I used both double-sided sticky tape and quite a few blobs of thick water icing as glue.  I had to make sure I placed these in positions that would be hidden by the cupcakes when I place those on top of the cape.

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I then pushed and rubbed the cape onto the tape and icing glue, until it was firmly in place.

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Step 7: Ensure that all the cupcakes a flat and level

I cut the peaks off all the cakes. I used a very sharp knife, and ensured that none of the cakes was higher than the edge of it’s case.

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Step 8: Glue the dress part of the cake onto the board

Using more icing glue, I then stuck the dress cupcakes onto the board.  It was important to leave the arms until after I’d frosted the dress otherwise the cape would have hung over them and get covered in icing.

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Step 9: Make ice-blue buttercream icing

At this point, I got my daugher’s Elsa dress down to ensure my buttercream frosting turned out roughly the right colour.  This was important because there would be tens of little Elsas in the room at the party and I didn’t want the cake to look anaemic or fluorescent in comparison to their party dresses.

Unfortunately, I totally under-estimated the volume of food colouring I would need to achieve the blue of the Elsa dress.  This is the result of buttercream after a whole bottle of blue food colouring. Not Elsa blue.

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So I had to go out and clear the shelf of blue colouring in Morrisons!!!  In the end I used 3 bottles of blue and three teaspoons of green for the dress (two thirds of the cake), and half a bottle of blue and 1 teaspoon of green for the arms (one third of the cake).

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Step 9: Pipe frosting onto the dress part of the cake

I used a piping bag and star shaped nozzle and swirled starting in the middle and working out.

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Unfortunately it turned out that I made way too much buttercream.  But I was able to use some of this to frost the leftover cupcakes (which we enjoyed very much that day and for days after the party).   Here’s what was left over!

Step 10: Create the Frozen fractal bodice

Using three different colours of blue Renshaw fondant icing, I created the fondant Frozen fractals for Elsa dress bodice. After rolling out the icing, I cut 1 cm wide strips of fondant, of roughly equal length, which I then also cut into thirds.

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I then placed the fondant fractals in slightly overlapping layers, starting at the bottom of the bodice and working my way to the top.  The colours were laid somewhat randomly, but I made sure that there was no large clusters of the same colour. It was a pretty exciting part of the cake decoration process, as once complete, I could really see that my cake was going to be very different from the rest.  It was now unique.

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The finishing, magical, touch to this step was creating the shimmer effect on the bodice.  I achieved this by painting the strips of fondant with pearlescent baby blue metallic food paint. I painted the duck egg strips entirely, and painted the edge only of the turquoise and baby blue fondant strips, to give the effect of light reflecting off the ice shards.

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Step 11: Place fondant snowflakes on the dress

The fondant snowflakes where taken out of hibernation and placed on the fondant swirls of the Elsa dress.

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Step 12: Add the cupcake arms, and decorate

I then added the remaining cupcakes across the top of the cake, to create the arms.  These were frosted with the light blue 1/3 of the buttercream icing, and then I placed the mini snowflakes on the arms.

Step 14: Dress the cake and add the message and candles

The final step was to close the cape, which I did with a single staple.  I hid this by placing a sparkly gem necklace across the top edge of the cape, which I glued on with water icing.

I then placed the Elsa tiara onto the top few cupcakes.

Finally I glued the “Happy birthday” message across the bottom of my board.

Just before presenting the cake I inserted five birthday cakes into the top five cakes.

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In total the cake took me about 5 hours.

After the candles were blown out, I took the cake away, pulled it apart and placed the individual cakes into cake pods.  These were then handed out to the party guests, together with their party favours, as they left the party.  No mess, no fuss!

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Hope you like it.  I was quite pleased!

5 Frozen cupcake cakes as good as the princess dresses themselves

Since starting my Frozen Party Ideas blog, one of my favourite party ideas has been princess dress cupcake cakes.  So much so that I’ve also just made one for my own daughters birthday party, which was yesterday.

There’s a whole wardrobe of Frozen princess dresses you can model cupcake cakes on.  I’ve found five Frozen dress styles which have been turned into cakes.  Here below, are my favourite.  It’s a bit big headed, but one of them is mine!

 

Anna’s winter dress

Anna Frozen Dress

The key elements of Anna’s winter dress, which should appear on a cupcake cake, are the pink cloak and the flowers across the skirt.  There should also be a black bodice, with pattern and golden trim details.

Cupcake cake - Anna Frozen Dress

This Anna’s winter dress cupcake cake achieves all of the above.  It is unusual to use black frosting, but this cake is all the stronger for it.  I also love it that the arms are the minty green colour of the dress, which is normally hidden underneath the pink cloak.

Anna’s coronation day dress
Anna Frozen Coronation Dress

The key elements of Anna’s coronation dress, which should appear on a cupcake cake, are the two-tone green striped skirt, with flower detail, the black bodice with green cuffed shoulders and the golden tulip medallion.

Cupcake cake - Anna Frozen Coronation Dress

This Anna’s coronation dress cupcake cake achieves all of the above.  The green stripes of the skirt are the highlight of this cake, which is adorned with green ribbon to enhance the effect.  Gold frosting is used here for the bodice trim, and the pattern on the bodice has been pre-piped and placed on the black bodice.




 

Anna’s Frozen Fever dress

Anna Frozen Fever Dress

Anna’s Frozen Fever birthday dress is the most bright and cheerful of all the Frozen princess dresses, with the most unusual colour scheme.  The key elements of Anna’s sunflower dress, which should appear on a cupcake cake, are the large sunflower heads encircling the blue skirt, the black bodice with butterfly motive and the green and yellow tulip waistcoat.

 

Cupcake cake - Anna Frozen Fever Dress

This was the first Anna sunflower dress I found on the internet, and it’s gorgeous, but missing a few elements.  The large sunflower heads are certainly there, and the piping detail on them is fab.  The waistcoat is also there in green and yellow, but it’s missing the tulip detail.  The bodice is blue rather than black and the butterfly is missing.  Overall this is an amazing cake, I wish I had made, but there is room for improvement…

Elsa’s Classic Frozen Dress

Elsa Frozen Dress

The key elements of Elsa’s classic frozen dress, which should appear on a cupcake cake, are: the snowflake cape, the ice blue skirt, the bodice adorned with simmering ice fractals and white or very light blue arms.

Elsa dress cupcake cake 2 - Frozen party ideas

This is the cake I made for my daughter’s party this weekend, and after six months of research I think I nailed it.  The frozen fractal bodice is unique among all the Elsa dress cupcake cakes I have seen on the internet over the passed six months, but I’m hoping to kick off a trend!  I made the shimmering bodice using three different colours of fondant icing and I painted it with Metallic Pearlescent Baby Blue paint.




Elsa’s Frozen Fever dress

Elsa Frozen Fever Dress

 

Elsa’s summer dress is not a million miles away from her classic winter dress, but there are a few variations, which should appear on an Elsa’s Frozen Fever dress cupcake cake, which are: the pink flower cape, the ice blue skirt, the bodice adorned with simmering leaves and flowers and white and short shoulder cuff sleeves.

Cupcake cake - Elsa Frozen Fever Dress

 

This was the first Elsa Frozen Fever dress I found on the internet, and it’s gorgeous, but missing a few elements.  The pink flowers are certainly and these are placed very neatly and evenly across the bottom of the skirt.  Unfortunately there’s no actual cape, and the top half of the dress is not quite the right colour scheme (although I do like the white). Overall this is an amazing cake, I wish I had made, but there is room for improvement…

 




101 Frozen Party Ideas

Are you looking for the ultimate list of Frozen Party Ideas?  Well you’ve just found it!  Here’s 101 ideas for throwing a Frozen themed party, collected from around the Frozen-crazed internet.

  1. Hire an Elsa Entertainer
  2. Welcome guests with Olaf
  3. Throw “Olaf butt” water balloons
  4. Eat blue chocolate fondue
  5. Pull apart an Elsa dress cupcake cake
  6. Serve “Frozen heart” strawberries
  7. Supersize an Elsa “Airwalker” balloon
  8. Elsa braid cake
  9. Ship in real snow!
  10. Hire a foam machine (fake snow)
  11. Stream our Frozen party playlist on Spotify
  12. Fill a stand with blue and white cake pops
  13. Hire a Frozen bouncy castle
  14. Cover Pringle cans with Frozen wrappers
  15. Play pin the nose on Olaf
  16. Make an Olaf in summer Jelly
  17. Sing Frozen karaoke with home made mics
  18. Decorate tables with Elsa center pieces
  19. Present cupcakes on an Elsa dress stand
  20. Cut out a snowflake table runner
  21. Craft individual princess tiara’s
  22. Build a Frozen rock troll for your patio
  23. Hire a Frozen-themed ice cream van
  24. Smash an Olaf shaped Pinata
  25. Freeze water in sand castle buckets
  26. Hang Frozen inspired bunting flags
  27. Fill Frozen ice cream sandwiches
  28. Create Arendelle tourist board invitations
  29. Make Elsa dress cupcakes
  30. Hang a Frozen Fever style birthday banner
  31. Make glue gun snowflake decorations
  32. Make healthy Greek yogurt Olaf treats
  33. Make Rock Troll truffles
  34. Hang balloon snowflakes from the ceiling
  35. Make a ice palace chandelier
  36. Fry up some cinnamon sugar snowflakes
  37. Create a Frozen themed party count down calendar
  38. Make a Elsa princess doll cake
  39. Serve ice-blue cocktails for the grown ups
  40. Throw snowballs at Marshmallow
  41. Have a few Frozen jokes up your sleeve
  42. Make Frozen heart ice cubes for drinks
  43. Munch on some Elsa braid cookies
  44. Serve Olaf snow cones
  45. Top a cupcake with a Elsa dress
  46. Send Frozen themed invites
  47. Serve a Frozen Fever sunflower cake
  48. Toast with blue sparkling wine
  49. Pour milk into Olaf plastic cups
  50. Treat your guests with Elsa dress favour boxes
  51. Hand out Frozen themed picnic boxes
  52. Snap a Frozen themed photo booth
  53. Sprinkle snowflake confetti across your table
  54. Candy floss snow cones
  55. Commission an Olaf ice sculpture
  56. Have someone dress as Frozen Anna
  57. Give Frozen Golden Books as Favours
  58. Stamp snowflakes from napkin corners
  59. Add sparkle to plastic silverware
  60. Make Olaf chocolate bark
  61. Hang snowflakes from the ceiling
  62. Blue glitter Elsa nail polish favors
  63. Whip up Frozen blue icecream cones
  64. Hang regal Arendelle-esque banners
  65. Lay a snowflake pathway
  66. Make a pile of balloon Snowgies
  67. Make Olaf chocolate covered Oreos
  68. Paint Frozen glitter tattoos
  69. Make mini Elsa braid cupcakes
  70. Cut cheese snowflakes for crackers
  71. Make Olaf baseball cap favors
  72. Open Frozen themed fortune cookies
  73. Lay your party table like Anna’s dress
  74. Send Elsa dress invitations
  75. Hide snowflakes in your cupcakes
  76. Serve Olaf noses as a crispy snack
  77. Make Anna dress rice krispie treats
  78. Use sunflowers as decorations
  79. Warm up with an Olaf hug hot chocolate
  80. Dress your table in a Frozen themed tutu
  81. Get silly withTroll snot party favors
  82. Stick a parasol in an Olaf summer cupcake
  83. Invest in a snowflake plunger cutter
  84. Make Elsa dress favor bags
  85. Freeze edible snowflakes in popsicles
  86. Learn how to make rock candy ice sheets
  87. Help clean with up Frozen listerine favors
  88. Braid your party hair like Elsa’s
  89. Twist an Elsa balloon model
  90. Set up an blue drinks fountain
  91. Flip an Frozen themed pancake
  92. Make a Kristoff costume for a boy
  93. Add sparkle to wine glasses
  94. Crown the birthday girl
  95. Scoop ice cream Snowgies
  96. Munch on snow marshmallow balls
  97. Put Sven the reindeer on your cake
  98. Build a cheese snowman
  99. Blow Frozen bubble wands
  100. Hand out gloves as favors
  101. Play Sven’s Antlers ring toss

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

Source: Unknown.

 

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

Source: Unknown

 

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

Source: Unknown

 

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

Source: Unknown

 

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

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

 

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

Source: Unknown

 

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

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

Source: Unknown

 

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

Source: Unknown

 

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

Source: https://vanillacakesandcookies.wordpress.com/

 

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/




10 of the best Frozen Fever party ideas

Frozen fever has been at the cinema for just a couple of weeks now, but already the Frozen Fever-inspired birthday party ideas are flooding the internet.  It’s not surprising, the movie short is all about princess Anna’s birthday surprise, so there’s lots of party inspiration throughout the film.  The Frozen Party Ideas blog has collected 10 of the best Frozen Fever Party ideas, from just the first couple of weeks.  We’re sure there’ll be a lot more party ideas about in the coming weeks and months…

Frozen Fever Princess Anna Doll cake

Princess Anna is the birthday girl herself in the movie Frozen Fever.  She wears a beautiful spring dress covered in sunflowers.  Here’s the first, gorgeous, princess doll cake we’ve seen using Frozen Fever Anna as inspiration.

Anna Frozen Fever princess doll cake

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNePrstyOQw

 

Frozen Fever Anna’s birthday cake cake wrap

What a brilliant idea, for a ever-so-slightly lazy party.  Although you’d still need to make the cakes, or stack them, this cake wrap features the sunflower design from Anna’s birthday cake, so you don’t have to pipe the frosting yourself!

Frozen fever birthday cake wraps

 

Source: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00UUELZIM/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00UUELZIM&linkCode=as2&tag=froze08-20&linkId=ELRWOUHQ7CW2Z7Y3

 

Frozen Fever Anna’s birthday cake cookies

These dinky little three-layer chocolate covered cookies are adorable. The piped icing around the sides is so cleverly done, it’s all tiny weeny work!  Check out the video tutorial, link below.

Frozen fever cake inspired cookies

Source: https://youtu.be/wX2Zo8ppp6A

 

Elsa’s Frozen Fever Spring dress cupcake cake

We love a princess dress cupcake cake, and this one is extra special as it’s the first real Frozen Fever themed cake we spotted.  We absolutely love the pink spring flowers placed so neatly over this Elsa dress. Yum yum.

Frozen fever elsa dress cupcake cake

Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/45893740@N02/15067216127/

 

Frozen Fever Marshmallow Snowgies

A fun cooking activity to do with the kids in preparation for your Frozen party, or just during the weekend or holidays.  These marshmallow Snowgies are super simple, but very effective if made in large quantities!  Pile ’em up and top with an Olaf for a massive centre piece at your Frozen party!

Frozen fever party Marshmallow snowgies

Source: https://youtu.be/hKOksFHU048

 

Frozen Fever Snowgies Cake Pops

Yes, of course, the obvious application of the Snowgies concept is cake pops.  We could have seen that a mile off, but here are the first to appear on the internet.  Actually there were two sets appearing at pretty much the same time, so we’ve included both.  You can never have enough Snowgies, hey Olaf?

Frozen fever party Snowgie cake pops Snowgies cake pops

Source: Snowgie cake pops on blue sticks: https://youtu.be/lPe39jYkeyw

Source Snowgies with Olaf cake pops:  https://www.facebook.com/Densoncakepops

 

Frozen Fever Snowgies Cupcakes

We love these Frozen Fever Snowgies cupcakes, because they combine both the cheeky Snowgie snowman babies but also the fun and colourful sunflower design from Anna’s birthday cake.

Frozen fever party Snowgies cupcakes

Source: https://youtu.be/VXoQzen2HHA

 

Frozen Fever Sunflower embroidered tablecloth

Anna’s surprise birthday party is themed with bright yellow sunflowers, even the white linen table clothes in the courtyard are embroidered with sunflowers.  But, there’s two reasons you’re not going to go out and buy a handmade, sunflower embroidered tablecloth for your party: 1. It’s going to be pretty expensive, 2. It’ll get covered in blue-colours cake frosting at your Frozen Fever inspired party!  So, here’s a great alternative.  Buy a plain white paper tablecloth (super cheap) and stick these gorgeouse sunflower stickers on it!

frozen fever sunflower tableclothFrozen fever Sunflower table cloth

Source: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0038ZIOTS/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=B0038ZIOTS&linkCode=as2&tag=sardemullivin-21&linkId=ZNZ332GCKGDEG4H3

 

Olaf and Snowgies Ice Cream cake

The pile of Snowgies shouting surprise at the end of Frozen Fever has to be one of the stand-out moments of the film.  So why not recreate this moment on a cake, and why not make it an ice cream cake?!  This ice cream cake is covered in cute marshmallow snowgies, and filled with blue ice cream and marshmallows.  Just fabulous!

Olaf and snowgies cake

Source: https://youtu.be/DILc36uD6EE

 

Snowgie pom pom favours

You’ve got to give your party guests a handful of snowgies to take home from your Frozen Fever party.  Soooooooo cute!

Snowgies craft favours

Source: http://onecreativemommy.com/frozen-fever-snowgies-craft-kids-baby-snowmen

 

For lots more Frozen Fever party inspiration, visit our pinterest board: https://www.pinterest.com/frozenpartyidea/frozen-fever-annas-birthday-inspired-party/

Ten of the best Olaf cakes (In Summer)

Like Olaf, we’re really big fans of summer, which is why “Olaf in Summer” birthday cakes appeal to us so much.  Out of all the Frozen celebration cakes, these are perhaps our favourites, because of the cheerful colour schemes, the happy smiles, the flowers and the fun! These cakes appeal to girl- and boy-Frozen fans and can be used to cheer up a winter day, or compliment a summer BBQ party.

Looking around the web, it’s so easy to find Olaf cakes from each of the different verses within the song “In Summer”.  Bakers around the world have pressed pause at so many different moments and captured Olaf’s imagination of summer.

We’ve collected ten of the best Olaf “In Summer” birthday cakes from around the web…





 

Olaf cake: Surf beach

This Olaf cake has summer wrapped up: Sun, sand, surf.  The waves are a buttercream treat and the beach and palm trees look so tasty (never thought we’d be saying sand looks good enough to eat). This birthday cake is surrounded by little summery cupcakes, featuring surf boards and parasols.

Frozen Olaf in summer cake - Beach waves parasols

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

 

Olaf cake: On the beach

This Olaf cake, looks just like Olaf on the beach during the actual “In summer” song.  We love the jelly sea, which adds a cool, fresh detail to this hot summer birthday cake. Olaf’s beach buddies make an appearance too – love them!!

Frozen Olaf in summer cake - Beach

Source: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Simply-Divine-Cakery

 

Olaf cake: Letting off steam

On this cake, Olaf is relaxing in the summer sun, just letting off steam.  The bees that buzz, are buzzing around the edges of the cake. We love these details.  Olaf’s picnick blanket rug is a total eye catcher, this is a showstopper Olaf cake for sure!

Frozen Olaf in summer cake - Picnick

Source: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Simply-Divine-Cakery

 

Olaf cake: Achievable as non-professional

This musicial Olaf cake get the thumbs up from Frozen Party Ideas for it’s achievability.   Chocolate notes, sugar flowers and a fondant Olaf model, all dancing on green buttercream grass.

Frozen Olaf in summer cake - could make this one

Source: http://www.cakecentral.com/gallery/i/3249922/olaf-in-summer-birthday-cake

 

Olaf cake: Summer

This cake is bold, bright and beautiful.  The details are amazing: Olaf’s coconut drink with straw, his sun glasses and grass skirt.  Plus, the word Summer and large flower just make us feel happy!

Frozen Olaf in summer cake - gateau olaf en ete

Source: http://blog.feeriecake.fr/gateaux-en-pate-a-sucre/gateau-olaf-en-ete/

 

Olaf cake: Chillin’ with Elsa

Elsa makes a summertime appearance alongside Olaf on this birthday cake, which is not true to the film, but is probably on demand of the birthday girl (you’ve gotta have Elsa on a Frozen cake really). We love that the whole top tier of this cake looks like a sand castle and that Elsa looks so chilled dipping her toes in the sea.

Frozen Olaf in summer cake - sand castle elsa

Source: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stefanelli-Popunjen-Profil-Torte

 

Olaf cake: Straw hat and cane

Da da, da doo, ah, bah, bah, bah, bah, bah, boo.

Right?

Frozen Olaf in summer cake - straw hat

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

 

Olaf Cake: Grass skirt

We’re not entirely sure where the grass skirt and the wreath come from in the song, but this Olaf has certainly found his summer dream! We love the layers of fondant as rippling waves.  And Olaf still benefits his own personal flurry, with snowflakes all around (thank you Elsa).

Frozen Olaf in summer cake - grass skirt

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

 

Olaf Cake: Hawaii style

This is one cool dude of an Olaf.  Again, stood atop a sand castle-esque top tier. We love all the Hawaiin elements to this cake, the drift wood name sign, the rip-curl waves and Olaf’s extreme state of chilled.  Well he’d have to be, he is a snowman.

Frozen Olaf in summer cake - Hawaii

Source: https://www.facebook.com/TheHobbyBaker72

 

Olaf Cake: Olaf in Zomer

Finally, this “Olaf in Zomer” birthday cake features multiple verses from Olaf’s imagination of summer and also his adventures during Elsa’s snowstorm. It’s four tiers capture Olaf’s big character and we love it. Green grass, flowers, blue sky, puddles and a hot tub, all come together to complete Olaf’s suuuummmmmer!

Olaf in summer cake - Olaf in zomer taart

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

 




Ten of the best Sven cakes

Everyone loves Sven, the friendly reindeer from Frozen. Sven is a reindeer with the heart of a Labrador, Sven is Kristoff’s loyal friend, super strong sleigh-puller and conscience! Do you need any more reasons to feature him on your Frozen party cake?

We’ve reined in ten of the best Sven from Frozen cakes from around the web.

 

Sven from Frozen cake: Baby Sven

What an adorable face!  This baby Sven cake is so cute, perfect for a baby’s first birthday party.  Bless!

frozen cake - baby sven

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

 

Sven from Frozen cake: Sven buried by snow.

Poor Sven, buried under snow.  We love that Sven is the central focus of this cake, and the extra puff of icing sugar on his nose!

frozen cake sven under snow

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

 

Sven from Frozen cake: Cheerful Sven and Olaf

This bright and cheerful Frozen cake shows Olaf and Sven larking around.  This Frozen party cake would brighten anyone’s day!

frozen cake - Sven and olaf

Source: http://www.cakecentral.com/g/i/3209247/frozen-cake-with-handmade-sven-and-olaf/

 




 

Sven from Frozen cake: Sven and Olaf on ice

Poor old Sven is the butt of Olaf’s joke in this cake, but we still love it. Sven looks so soft and fluffy, we just want to pick him up, cuddle him and then gobble him up!!

Frozen cake Sven flat olaf laughing

Source: http://www.catcakes.es/

 

Sven from Frozen cake:  Sven showstopper

This cake is pure art, but we love that Sven is tops the showtopper!

frozen cake - sven showshopper

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

 

Sven from Frozen cake: Sven, Olaf and winter trees

We love the pretty trees on this cake, they remind us of the movie scene with crystals hanging from the frozen branches when we first meet Olaf.  Sven has a wonderful expression on his face here too!

frozen cake - Sven olaf trees

Source: Unknown

 

Sven from Frozen cake: Kind Sven

We just love the kind look in Sven’s eyes in this Frozen party cake.  He looks so lovingly at Olaf!

frozen cake - kind sven

Source: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Willow-cake-decorations

 

 




 

Sven from Frozen cake: Sven with Carrots

Sven is happily munching on a carrot in this Frozen themed cake.  We sure hope this is a carrot cake!

frozen cake sven and carrots 

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

 

Sven from Frozen cake: Sven and sleigh

This cake is using plastic decorations, so it is cheating a little bit.  But we do love that the complete ice harvesting team is included: Kristoff, Sven and their sleigh!  There’s even some fuel provide, a little bunch of carrots for Sven!

Frozen cake - sven sleigh

Source: Unknown

Sven from Frozen cake: Sven fondant topper

This one is cheating a little bit, but we just can’t say no to Sven’s little face!  This Sven fondant cake topper would turn any simple white frosted cake into a stunning Frozen birthday cake!

Frozen cake - fondant sven topper

Source: https://www.etsy.com/listing/206148545/frozen-inspired-sven-the-raindeer




Ten of the best Queen Elsa doll cakes

Barbie doll cakes have been around for a long time, they have been adapted to create Disney princess cakes and most recently to create beautiful and glamorous Elsa and Anna princess doll cakes.  These Elsa princess doll cakes can be the most amazing centrepiece at your child’s Frozen themed party. They are relatively easy to make, if you have a Elsa doll to hand.  We’ve collected ten of the best Elsa doll cakes from around the web.

Queen Elsa doll cake: Large snowflakes

We love the beautifully sculpted white snowflakes on this Elsa doll cake. Elsa’s skirt is built up with flowing layers of ice blue fondant.

Queen Elsa cake - Elsa large snowflakes olaf

Source: Pinterest

 

Queen Elsa Doll cake: Large frosting swirls

A tasty alternative to fondant icing as decoration to an Elsa doll cake, is buttercream icing swirls.  This Elsa cake features hundreds of ice-blue buttercream swirls.

Queen Elsa cake - frosting swirls

Source: Pinterest

Queen Elsa Doll Cake: Snowflake lights

We love a bit of technology in our cakes, here’s an Elsa doll cake featuring pretty back-lit snowflakes around her hem.  She’s a sparkly magic masterpiece! We also love the detailed piping work featuring teal, ice blue and white snowflakes around the top of her skirt.

Queen Elsa cake - lit snowflakes

Source: Pinterest

 

Queen Elsa Doll Cake: Pressed snowflakes, neat pearls

This Elsa doll cake features lots of neatly pressed snowflakes, easily made using a snowflake fondant press.  But we included this prince cake in our top 10 because we love the neat little icing pearls spotting from top to bottom of Elsa’s skirt.

Queen Elsa cake - neat pearls

Source: Unknown

 

Queen Elsa Doll Cake: Ice blue gradient

We love the use of colour in this cake, which features a dark-blue to ice blue gradient in Elsa’s skirt.

Queen Elsa cake - piped snowflakes and swirls

Source: http://www.yummymummykitchen.com/

 

Queen Elsa Doll cake: Rock candy 

We love a bit of Rock Candy and this Elsa doll cake is unique in that it features a whole lot of it around the base of Elsa’s skirt.

Queen Elsa cake - rock candy

Source: http://www.madebyaprincessblog.com/2014/05/Frozen-Birthday-Party.html

 

Queen Elsa Doll Cake: Ruffles

This super glamorous Elsa, is not built into the centre of the cake skirt, but poses in front of a cake smothered in ruffles of ice-blue ruffles. You can almost hear her singing “Let it go”. We love the extra detail that she is walking over snowflake lace.

Queen Elsa cake - ruffles

Source: http://cakesrock.rocks/rockin-cakes/2558431

Queen Elsa Doll Cake: Silver Swirls

This Elsa cake is decorated with painted-on silver swirls.  We love the neat seal between the doll and the cake skirt, using a single white fondant snowflake.

Queen Elsa cake - silver swirls

Source: http://www.facebook.com/janeebabescakes

 

Queen Elsa Doll cake: Sugar frosted

The simplicity of this Elsa doll cake is it’s beauty.  Elsa’s cake is decorated with a fine layer of crystal sugar, giving a pretty frosted effect all over.

 

Queen Elsa cake - sugar frosted

 

Source: Pinterest

 

Queen Elsa Doll Cake: Twists

Another super glam Elsa, surely singing “Let it go”.  This Elsa doll is also in front of her cake skirt, which is covered in layers of ice blue fondant twists.

Queen Elsa cake - twists and leg

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

Elsa dress or Anna dress cupcake cakes (pull apart cakes)

What’s not to love about cupcake cakes (otherwise known as pull-apart cakes)?! They’re easy to bake, easy to serve and there are no speciality baking pans required!

Just bake enough cupcakes to allow at least one per party guest, and enough to ensure a good dress design.  We suggest about 25-30 cupcakes to create real impact.

On top of the normal kit you need to make a simple cupcake, all you really need to prepare is: a large cake board, the right food colourings for your chosen Frozen princess dress and a piping bag with a big nozzle! You may want to further accessorise the dress with a transparent veil, a magenta cape, a flurry of pretty snowflakes, or an yellow fondant Elsa plait.

Anna dress cupcakes  Elsa dress plait cupcake cake  Elsa dres cupcake cake

 

You can find more ideas for Frozen cupcake cakes via the inspirational photos on our website: www.frozenpartyideas.co.uk/frozen-birthday-cakes

 

Method

  1. Make cupcakes and allow to cool (you may need to bake a few batches)
  2. Position your cupcakes in a dress shaped triangle on your board, adding 3-4 extra cupcakes at the top to create a bodice.
  3. Once you’re happy with the positioning, take a little butter-cream icing in your piping bag and just pop a dot of frosting onto the bottom of each cupcake, using the icing to ‘glue’ them into position on your cake board.
  4. Create the neckline and sleeves above the dress, using around 9-10 cupcakes  and glue these into place with icing.
  5. Using your piping bag and round piping tip, ice your cupcakes with a low smooth swirl, making sure you come all the way over the edges and use the icing to join the cupcakes on each side. Make sure you tailor the colour of your icing to the colours of the dress, bodice and sleeves.



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