Amazingly, my littlest girl is about to turn six. Before that happens, I thought I’d share the cake I made for her last year when she turned five! Last year’s birthday was not a fancy affair and we had no ‘big’ party, just a quiet little celebration at home. She requested a Frozen cake, and I thought I’d have a crack at making one. This is how it turned out.
Before I begin my tutorial I’ll let you know that I am not a much of a chef and I don’t have a love of baking, so fancy cakes are not my thing. In fact, they stress me out big time! If you do a Pinterest search on “Frozen Cake” some jaw-dropping, intricate and beautiful creations appear – there are some seriously amazing Frozen cakes out there. My cake is not quite as impressive but the girls both LOVED it, and I have to say it is really, really easy to make. Hardly any stress at all!
To make the base
The base cake is simply a regular carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. You might have a favourite carrot cake recipe of your own that you know comes out well, or you could use the same one I used which is this one here. This recipe only makes a smallish cake so if you are planning a big gathering you might want to double the quantities or make a batch of cupcakes to go with it. Carrot cake is Miss K’s favourite so that’s why I went with that one but you could always make it even easier by using a packet butter cake mix and making some simple butter cream icing instead of the carrot cake and cream cheese.
To decorate the iced cake you will need
• 1 cup of white chocolate melts
• 1-2 teaspoons of blue jelly crystals
• a few drops of blue food colouring
• Frozen figurines – mine are just cheapies from the dollar store
• Non stick baking paper
• A cake board or a baking sheet covered in foil
Melt the white chocolate melts in the microwave by putting them in a microwave safe bowl, setting the microwave to medium power setting, and microwaving for intervals of 1 minute to begin with. Stir between zaps and reduce to less time as the chocolate starts to look more melted. In my microwave it takes around 3-5 minutes but all microwaves are different and cooking times can vary (I can’t remember the exact time but as long as you keep on checking and stirring the chocolate it shouldn’t burn). The chocolate is ready when it has no lumps left and is smooth and glossy.
Once the chocolate is melted pour a third of it onto one of the sheets of baking paper and spread it out thinly with a cake spatula. Pour another third out and immediately sprinkle some blue jelly crystals on it to look like frozen sparkles. With the last third add a few drops of blue food colouring and mix it in. Then spread this last third out on some baking paper the same as the other two and add some blue jelly crystal sparkles over the top. Leave the chocolate for a while until it goes hard. Once it has you can peel the baking paper off (it should come off easily). Then put the chocolate sheets onto a chopping board and cut them into jagged pieces very roughly with a knife, so they look like spikes of ice.
Finally, decorate the cake with the ice spikes and frozen figurines. The cream cheese icing is a nice consistency to jab the ice slabs into and they stay up pretty well. I basically just arranged a few larger spikes in the middle and some smaller ones around the edge of the cake, randomly putting the blue pieces here and there. I fit Elsa, Anna, Olaf and the Moose on the top of the cake and placed the male characters on the cake board around them. I spread some of the left over chocolate slabs around the cake to enhance the Winter feel, and that’s pretty much it! Ta da! The easiest Frozen cake ever.
And it tasted pretty yummy too!
More birthday ideas
– Try using these free printable templates to make a DIY party hat craft for kids
– Planning a party? Here is a free printable party planner
– Here is the enchanted forest fairy party that we threw when my daughter turned four
– Make some fairy-themed party crackers
– Here are some cute chocolate marshmallow pop treats that make nice favours
And you can also find SO MANY fantastic party ideas on our parties board on Pinterest. Are you following us?