Our niece Lea turned 5 in February and it was up to me to come up with a fun cake for her. She’s got quite the history of loooooving Frozen, much like most little girls these days. So, of course, I went the Frozen route. Here’s how I made this very simple and quick cake for her. It’s a cake I think anyone can pull off.
What you’ll need:
- 2 round cake pans (I used 9 inch pans)
- Cake mix or cake batter from scratch
- Blue food coloring
- Pearl glitter crystals
- Pastry bag or zipper sandwich bags
- Fun Frozen character toy(s)
- Other decorative pieces from the craft store
I used white cake mix and chocolate cake mix and layered the batter to create a zebra-ish effect inside of the cake. I don’t think I quite mastered it in one try, but here’s a good example of what it should look like.
After the cakes are cooled, it’s time to get decorating! On this particular day, I used about half store-bought frosting and half homemade. I made some homemade because I didn’t have enough in the can. And, it was so yummy and easy to make, I may not buy frosting ever again! Check out the recipe.
I used the squeeze food coloring you can get in the cake decorating aisle at your craft store. For Frozen, I chose a great icy blue. I frosted the layer cake and then created little peaks by just touching the frosting lightly and then pulling the spatula back off.
I then added a ton of pearl crystal sprinkles to add that frozen look.
I filled a pastry back with white frosting and used a small round tip to write “Happy Birthday” on the side of the cake. Then, I switched to a large round tip to create a fluffy snow look for Lea’s name.
I continued to use that same method to create a snow and icicle type border.
All that was left was putting on the toppers. I’ve found that toys make great cake toppers. This “Olaf” toy here was about $8 from Target and he talks and sings. So, not only is it cute on the cake – it’s a fun toy to keep afterward. The number 5 and the bejeweled sticks are both from Hobby Lobby. I think they totaled $5 or so.
So, there you have it – a very simple Frozen cake that your birthday boy or girl will be excited to see on the table. And, I think it tasted alright too…