Featuring Elsa and Olaf!!!!
With Frozen 2 coming out soon, everywhere you go there is Frozen toys, clothes, and accessories – you name it! I cannot wait to see the new movie, because the first one was AMAZING!!! I love everything Frozen, especially the ride at Epcot – it is so fun (but only if you have a fastpass!)
My friends niece is having a Frozen themed birthday party, so naturally I said yes to making her cake…that’s what friends are for!!! See below for everything you need to know to make this cake. Pack a little bit of patience, because it’s a little detailed. You can always pick images that are easier to recreate than others. Tailor to your skill level and get decorating!!!
- 3 Boxes of Cake Mix (althought you only need 2.5 boxes/ Make 12 cupcakes with the rest) – I used Betty Crocker Funfetti – it’s Soy Free!
- 9 Eggs
- 3 Cups of Water
- 1 1/2 Cups Oil – I use Canola – it’s Soy Free!
- Butter and Flour to grease the pan. I cannot use the baking spray because it has soy lecithin in it – You can if it’s easier for you, but make sure it says “baking spray”. The difference being it has some flour in it and it makes cakes come out of the pan easier. I have tried using regular cooking spray before and the whole cake stuck to the pan…Learn from my mistake!
- 4 Cans of Betty Crocker Rich and Creamy Vanilla Frosting
- Pre-made Black Frosting (I really don’t like to dye black. It always seems to look gray)
- Wilton 12×18 Sheet Pan
Tools Needed To Decorate
- “>Wilton 12” piping bags
- “>Tips – #1, #3, #14, #16, #18, #21
- “>Wilton Couplers – (they connect the tips to the bag)
- “>Wilton Gel Food Coloring – Royal Blue, Orange, Brown, Red, violet, ivory
- In a stand mixer, (I LOVE my “>Kitchenaid!) mix the cake ingredients together – I always put the eggs in first for two reasons. 1. If you get shells in the bowl you can fish them out easier. 2. The cake mix won’t stick to the bottom of the bowl
- Grease the pan with butter and then put flour in the pan and shake around until fully covered. Or use baking spray!
- Since you only need 2.5 boxes I fill 12 cupcakes (since that’s half a box) first and then pour the rest into the pan. Having cupcakes is great because when the cake comes out my kids always want to stick their fingers in it, so I just hand them a cupcake instead! You can also taste it to make sure it’s delicious!!
- Bake the Cake at 325 degrees for 35-45 minutes. Make sure you check the cake with a toothpick and that it comes out clean.
- After the cake comes out of the oven I put the cupcakes in for 15 minutes
- Let the Cake cool for 5 minutes in the pan and then put on a cooling rack. It needs to completely cool before you can frost!
- Once cooled transfer to a cake board
- TIP – Every oven seems to bake differently. I always put the timer on for 5-10 minutes before the recipe tells me, because I fear it will over cook…My oven cooks super fast and 35 minutes is enough.
- TIP – If your cake breaks when coming out of the pan (because it happens to the best of us) DON’T PANIC. You can piece it together and carefully cover with frosting. Do your best and keep going. Who’s going to know?!
Frosting / Decorating Instructions
- Find a picture online or in a coloring book of what you want to put on the cake. I chose a picture of Elsa and Olaf (and I printed multiple – just in case) Cut them out.
- Dye all of the frosting. Estimate how much you will need for each color. I use 2.5-3 cans to spread over the cake.
- Put the dyed frosting being used for the details into piping bags, which is everything except what you are going to frost the entire cake with
- Frost the entire cake – Let that dry a bit before you start tracing the characters.
- This is when the fun starts! Outline your characters with black icing (in piping bag) I used tip #1
- After you have outlined them you can cut off some of the paper to trace around more detail. Keep doing that as needed. See my video below!! Fill in the characters with the colors of your choosing.