Let me show you how to bake an Olaf layered cake for your child that loves the movie Frozen.
This past weekend we had a Frozen party. The focus was more on Olaf, because my daughter(and son) loves him. This layered Olaf cake was perfect!
I am by no means a professional baker, so no judging, please! But I love how it turned out and it tasted delicious!
I used this white cake recipe and tripled it(find the free printable recipe card below). Some of the batters were used for the school cupcakes, the others were divided into 3 pans(around 600 ml each). I used an electric blue gel food color and colored two of the cakes: one with only a few drops, the other one double the drops.
The baked cakes were stacked on top of each other, starting with the white layer, then mint, then teal. I added only a little bit of icing sugar in between. Then I “decrumbed” the cake by icing the whole cake, and taking most of the icing off again. This way the crumbs(most of it) won’t be a bother when icing the final layer. I don’t have a fancy icing tool, but a card works great!
The final layer of icing took a while. The white icing sugar was again divided into three(I used 2 Pillsbury vanilla flavoured tins), and coloured with the same food gel coloring as the cakes. I started with plain white at the bottom and worked up to the darker blue. I used scissors to give the icing tiny cuts to get the effect it has:
Finally, Olaf(made from marshmallow fondant) was added, together with the chocolate snowflakes, silver balls, and a “blinged up” candle. I added her name with glitter icing, hoping it would be a bit puffier. That was the only part of the cake I am not exactly satisfied with.
When cut, the caked looked amazing, with the different layers. It was a bit sweet because one has to use quite a lot of icing to get the desired look, but totally worth it!
And best of all: this little lady blew her own candle for the first time in her five years! She was so excited that she actually did it, she took the candle out before a proper photo was taken!
- 4 eggs
- 1 and a half cups of sugar
- 1 cup of milk
- 3 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1/4 cup of oil
- 2 cups of cake flour
- pinch of salt
- Optional: 1 teaspoon vanilla or caramel essence
Beat the eggs, add sugar little by little.
Add the flour and the salt.
Boil the oil and water in the microwave for 1 minute(this is what makes this cake moist).
Add this to other ingredients.
Add the baking powder and caramel/vanilla essence(optional).
Bake at 180’C for about 35-40 minutes or until baked through.