I made this Frozen Olaf cake and cupcakes for a 3-year-old girl some time back. The mom requested for a Frozen cake with Olaf, Anna and Elsa’s images on it, and she also requested for a matching set of cupcakes to go with the cake. Also, she wanted all these to be displayed on a cupcake holder. I did not have any cupcake holders to rent out to her and suggested that I make one instead. The mom was very receptive to the idea and so I set on making the cake. And the cupcake holder.
Frozen Olaf cake set
Since it will be a very long post to combine all tutorials on one page, I am covering the Frozen Olaf cake and cupcakes on this page, and the cake holder in yet another page. I have also written a separate tutorial on how to make the 3D Olaf cake topper (including a video tutorial), so you can see the detailed step by step guide on making these on those respective pages.
How to Make Frozen Olaf Cake and Cupcakes
Main supplies for the project:
- Cake and cupcakes – the cake was a 5 inches round cake baked using my chocolate cake recipe. And the cupcakes were baked using my chocolate cupcakes recipe.
- Buttercream – I used chocolate buttercream for this cake and used it to fill the cake as well as to crumb coat both the cake and the cupcakes.
- Fondant – I used Satin Ice for the cake. The colors used were white, turquoise and dark blue. For the turquoise and dark blue colors, I tinted my white fondant with Americolor Turquoise and Americolor Navy Blue respectively.
- Fondant extruder tool – I used this tool to make the white frame around Anna and Elsa’s image on the side of the cake as well as the cake border. I used 2 different discs for this project, one which is a round circle disc (for the cake border) and the other a 3 holes combined disc (not sure how to describe the pattern but the image of the disc I as as shown below).
- Edible Image – I used edible images for this project. The images were provided by my customer and I merely resized them and sent them for printing from a local edible image printing vendor.
- Muffin casings – there were medium-sized ones.
- Snowflakes plunger cutter – This is a set of snowflakes cutters of the same pattern but in different sizes. I used these to make the 2D and 3D snowflakes on the cake.
- Lollipop Sticks – I used lollipop sticks for the initial “M” toppers
- Round scalloped cutters
- 3D Olaf cake topper – This was handmade and I have a separate tutorial and video for this. Click here to read all about it and watch the video.
- Number 3 topper – This was also made of fondant and wire.
- Shortening and fondant glue - these were my glues for this project.
Decorating the Frozen Olaf cake set:
The cake holder
- I made the holder ahead of time. Click here to see how I made it.
Frozen Olaf topper
- I also made the Olaf topper and the number ‘3’ topper for my Frozen Olaf cake ahead of time.
The cupcakes with Anna and Elsa edible images
- Once baked and cooled, I leveled the tops (for those that were domed). And then I applied a thin layer of buttercream coating.
- I then used my scalloped round cutters and cut out round fondant pieces in white and turquoise and placed them on my buttercream covered cupcakes. And then I attached edible images on some and 3D standing snowflakes on some. The others had flat 2D snowflakes on them.
Snowflakes cake toppers as part of my Frozen Olaf cake set
- And the final design for the Frozen cupcakes were those with picks (with the birthday girl’s initials). The picks were made using round fondant cutouts attached to lollipop sticks and the letter ‘M” in the middle. Click here to read on how I made these initial toppers.
Frozen themed deco as part of the Frozen Olaf cake set
Decorating the cake
- As for the cake, once baked and cooled, I leveled, filled and crumb coated it with buttercream. And then I covered it in turquoise.
- And then, I attached the Anna and Elsa's edible image on the front side of the cake. To frame the image, I used my extruder tool which was fitted with a three combined holes disc to pipe out a long strip of fondant. I then twisted the strip gently to form the rope like finishing. I attached it to the cake using fondant glue (since it was on the side of the cake and the frame was kind of heavy, I used fondant glue so that the frame sticks securely on the cake).
- As for the top of the Frozen Olaf cake, I rolled some white strips and cut out a large circle using my scalloped cutter. And then, I used one of my piping tips (with medium sized round opening) and cut out tiny holes in each scallop for a lace like effect. I then attached the white fondant cut out to the top of the cake with shortening.
- Next, I attached Olaf and the number ‘3’ topper on the cake. And finally, I completed the deco on the cake with the edible snowflakes. I laid some flat on the cake. The others, I attached them as 3D snowflakes. To make them into 3D snowflakes, I cut out 2 pieces of snowflakes and glued them together with a toothpick in between. I used fondant glue to stick these. I positioned the toothpick such that half of it was showing out so that I could poke it into the cake to help the snowflakes stand straight).
Frozen Olaf cake with 3D Olaf topper
The Frozen Olaf cake holder
- To present the Frozen Olaf cake set, I placed them on my handmade holder. The cake was on the top most tier. The cupcakes with 2D deco on them went on the second tier. All those with 3D picks and edible images went on the lowest tier.
- Since the Frozen Olaf cake was rather small, I added the ‘Happy Birthday’ message on the cupcake holder. I cut the letters with the same cutters I used for the initial “M” cupcake picks.
And that's that. My Frozen Olaf cake.
Hope you find this useful. Please let me know you thoughts in the section below.
Happy Decorating 🙂