This is one of my most favourite videos that I have done; the reason for that being that I got to make it with my adorable niece, Elsa! We have been inundated with requests for a Frozen themed cake since the movie came out, but I HAD to wait for Elsa to come and make it with me. I couldn’t do it without her as it’s her favourite movie, and Disney clearly named their main character after her.
Elsa is three years old, and she stood on a tiny stool for over an hour while we put this cake together. She was patient, helpful and did an amazing job for any child, never-mind one that is only three! She loved clapping along with me to sync our mics, and when the time came to decorate, or follow instructions, she was right on and eager to do it! Being that my brother and his family live in Minnesota, I don’t get to see them often. I can sure tell that he and my sister-in-law have done an amazing job raising two lovely children. It was such an honor to be able to put this cake together.
To make this cake, you have to learn how to make candy. It’s really simple, despite the fact that you need to use boiling hot, liquid sugar!! Follow my previous post and video tutorial on how to do that here.
I can’t make a video of a Frozen cake without commenting on what a great movie Frozen is. Disney did a great job with appealing to the masses, and the ages. I’m not one to watch Disney, or cartoons much anymore, but with this movie, I loved it so much that I bought it. I loved everything about it, and sang along with each song. Call me crazy. I’ll let it go.
Frozen Cake with Elsa
- 6″, 8″ round two layer cakes
- White buttercream
- Three sugar cones
- One ice cream cone
- Hard candy (shaped in long rectangle pieces, with angled tops)
- Clear sanding sugar
- Snowflake sprinkles
- Small Frozen plastic characters (I found mine on Amazon)
- Bake, ice and prepare 6″ and 8″ cakes. Stack cakes on top of each other, lining up the 6″ cake to be at the back of the 8″ cake. Use a small amount of buttercream in between the layers to help them stick together.
- Place a small amount of buttercream towards the back of the top of the 6″ cake, and place the regular ice cream cone in the centre, with 2 of the sugar cones on either side of it, pointy side up. Place the third cone on top of the regular cone, pointy side up.
- Using a sharp knife, draw a concave line, following the curve of the cones, and cut out a concave portion of the cake, and remove it.
- Cover the concave portion, cake board, and cone structure in white icing.
- Using a sharp serrated knife, cut the hard candy into shaped pieces for the ice castle. I found this to be easiest by cutting gently, and laying the pieces out separate from each other, as they tend to stick to each other. I cut 7 pieces for the background of the castle, and 4-6 pieces for the front of the castle. Elsa, had other ideas for the foreground pieces!!
- Where the 8″ cake is not covered but the 6″ cake, cover with sanding sugar, and snowflake sprinkles- being careful not to get the icing on the hard candy pieces as they don’t clean off very easily.
- Place Frozen characters where you desire, and serve when ready!