Disney’s Frozen Snowball Cake

Disney’s Frozen Snowball Cake

Sometimes I get asked to make cakes for friends and last year I made the Princess castle Cake for Burton’s friend Charlotte. This year her Mum asked if I would make another cake for her 5th birthday and the theme for the cake (and her brilliant party) was, of course, Frozen. Now, as I have said and shown on my blog in the past, I am not very good at using fondant icing so I knew immeditately that my cake would not be as amazing and ornate as some of the fantastic Frozen cakes that I have seen with awe the last 10 months or so.

My friend bought some Frozen figurines to help bring the cake to life (and because there is no way I could make some from fondant lol), so all I needed to make was a cake. I just decided to keep it simple and make a blue coloured sponge, layered with jam and then encased inside a white chocolate and cream cheese frosting, and then cover with edible stars and silver covered chocolate balls. The finished cake was not *quite* the design I had envisaged, but I think it looks like a snowball and the birthday girl was very happy with it. Yay!

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Disney's Frozen Snowball Cake
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 250g unsalted butter
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 250g sef raising flour
  • 5 eggs
  • vanilla extract
  • blue food colouring - I used sky blue by Doctor Oeketar
  • jam - any flavour of your choice
  • 1 tub of Betty Crocker vanilla flavoured buttercream
  • 150g white chocolate (I used a good quality white chocolate buttons one from Hadleigh Maid)
  • 100g cream cheese
  • edible snowflakes and different sized silver covered chocolate balls (both available from Tesco)
Instructions
  1. Pre heat the oven to 180oC / 160oC fan)
  2. Grease and line a 6 inch baking tin with a loose bottom
  3. Cream the butter and sugar together until pale and light (about 5 mins)
  4. Add a spoonful of the flour, 2 tps of vanilla extract and the eggs and beat well for a few minutes
  5. Fold in the flour and then add the blue food colouring - as much as you need to make a 'Frozen' blue coloured batter
  6. Pour half the batter in the tin and cook until risen and cooked right through - approx 35-40 minutes
  7. Once cooled, remove fron the tin, clean and re grease and line and add the remaining batter and cook again.
  8. Once the second sponge is cooked, allow to cool and then remove from the tin.
  9. Meanwhile to make the frosting:
  10. Melt the white chocolate and then add the buttercream and cream cheese and beat well
  11. Cut each sponge, when fully cooled, in half so you end up with 4 layers.
  12. Sandwich each one with jam and place onto your serving plate/board
  13. Cover all over with just enough of the frosting to cover the cake, and make it as smooth as possible
  14. Place the cake in the fridge for an hour to set
  15. Then cover the chilled cake with as much of the frosting that you need
  16. Decorate with the decorations
  17. Also add some of the frosting to the board/plate so that you can then stick the figurines into it to keep them in place.
  18. Add your candle and leave in the fridge until it is required.

 

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As you can see I also made some cupcakes for the party bags (30 in total) and these were just regular vanilla flavoured cupcakes, topped with a blue coloured vanilla buttercream and an edible snowflake which she orderd from an online cake craft company. Typically, the frosting which I use for every cake I make decided not to set for the cupcakes, it may have been the food colouring???  Anyway, they were ok and tasted good which is the important thing. I did not actually get to sample the birthday cake itself, because it went home with the birthday girl but I am told it tasted great, which is good enough for me.

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