Wow what a week!!! Lots of baking and cake decorating around the place last week. With our 'Little lady' turning the big FOUR. We had to make cupcakes AND a cake. They all had to be the Disney FROZEN theme (of course, what else! right?). Alba is a mad fan, as most kids her age are. I seriously don't remember there being such a big Disney film like this when I was a kid, but then again I wasn't the Princess type (total tomboy I was).
Anyways I thought I would just share some pictures of our baking week and a little run down on the cake.
If you're inspired by this cake for your little one's birthday, it's pretty easy if you have made a cake or two before. I mean I've never done a cake decorating class, I've just been making cakes for my kids and their cousins.
I used this recipe for the cake White Chocolate Mud Cake.This is a fantastic website, they give you step by step recipe instructions + pictures as you go. Makes it so much easier to follow. This cake always turns out so moist, sweet and I never have a piece leftover. (I made two and stacked them, so it was big enough for 20 people)
As for the icing and decorations, I chose to use fondant but you could use buttercream or totally cheat and use some ready-to-use frosting. I also used fondant with the snowflakes and bordering at the bottom of the cake. I made the snowflakes using a cookie cutter.
The little meringues.....I cheated and bought those from Woolworths....(shhh!).
After a small amount of panic in locating some mini Frozen characters, because I left that part to the last minute thinking there would be a thousand in stock around town... whoops! I finally managed to locate some and sent the kids and hubby to the toy store.
So, along with little Elsa, Anna and Olaf, I just used some plastic snowflakes that I found during this seasons Christmas sales at the $2 shop. I was going to put the snowflakes in a small round bowl I had and put it on the cake upside down so it looked like a snow globe but the cake just wasn't big enough. I used a 20cm tin, if you use the next size up, that idea would work a treat.
Add few silver-ball decorations and you're done. I think the hardest part is rolling out the fondant. Mine wasn't perfect but thats the beauty of the snowflakes.... they cover up the dodgy parts ;)