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

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