For her 6th birthday, J requested a Disney Frozen-themed party.
A search on the internet quickly gave me links to templates for invites: you can print them from here.
For the cake: I decided on a fondant covered cake for its ease in transport and also in decoration. Theme colours were purple and teal, which I used as the fondant layers. For the name, I used a darker shade of purple to make it pop. Tiny white snowflakes were cut out from white fondant, as were trees and decorated around the cake. A large white fondant snow flake was placed on the surface of the top tier.
I used my Chocolate Cake recipe for a perfectly moist cake.
A few tips from my friend who came over to help (thanks Bryony!):
*always ice your cake before you roll out the fondant – you don’t want your rolled fondant waiting for you;
*always use good quality baking pans to ensure even baking – you will waste less cake if there is less leveling to do;
*aim for a high/deep cake so that you have height in a single cake without needing to layer it up;
*if you do need to layer it up, it will inevitably have a gap on the side – use a thinly rolled piece of fondant and wrap it right round the cake to fill the gap (as seen below with the green-coloured fondant).
*only take the amount of fondant you require from the bag and keep the rest tightly wrapped away to prevent it from frying;
*mix a small amount of coloured fondant with the white to create the colour you want;
I reckon cake decorating is way more fun when your best friend’s around :)
J personalised white takeaway boxes by drawing snowflakes on the sides, which contained blue and white (blueberry and coconut flavoured) jelly beans, Disney Frozen tattoos and my famous macarons :) in the theme colours.
We held the party at Snow Planet, Silverdale, Auckland. Perfect backdrop for our Frozen party, don’t you think? :)
I don’t know who was harder to get off the snow – the kid or the big kid…