I cannot believe my baby girl is another year old and I am another year blessed with this sweet little girl.
I love making my kids cakes for their Birthday! This year my daughter wanted an Olaf cake… first place I went for ideas was pinterest of course. I found this tutorial that was helpful. I read it and then used some of the ideas in the post to create my cake.
First I baked 3 round cakes. You can use a boxed cake or any cake recipe you like. If you use a box cake use milk instead of water and an extra egg to make it a moister and firmer cake. I used a circle cookie cutter to cut two circles out of one of the three cakes. You will have a great amount of wasted cake you can either eat or throw away. My kids enjoyed some of the unused cake with strawberries and whip cream on Valentine’s Day. After I cut the two circles, I halved them to form Olaf’s two feet.
I also use a small section of the scraps from the third cake to form his center section. I lines the two circles up. Then I found a picture I liked of Olaf online. I blew it up to the desired size and printed it out on two pages. I used this as a template to cut the cake to make it Olaf shaped.Above you can see how I laid the paper right on the cake to cut it.
I used this paper to pipe the black outline onto Olaf. I would cut it in sections and put it on the cake and use a tooth pick to carve what I needed to pipe. It worked marvelously!
I iced the side of the cake with my favorite homemade icing. Then I piped the black on with a small icing tip.
I used store bought Wilton decoration tubes in white, orange, and black to pipe the icing on the cake. I used white fondant for Olaf’s tooth. To make the gray inside his mouth I mixed white icing with a little of the black and just smoothed that over the large mouth area. For his nose I used a large round orange tip and just piled in on in a circle motion so it formed a cone!
We also gave out Olaf themed Valentine’s day Cards…
They were fun to make… I wish I could share the printable, but the graphic is copyrighted and I cannot share because of that! But it was easy to make.
Lots to share in this post… I love doing themed lunch for the kids and my husband on Holidays… Here are pictures of the Valentine’s Day lunch I did this year… The minion can be printed free at this site…
The lunch includes a Twinkie, strawberries, bagel with strawberry cream cheese, strawberry pudding, strawberry milk, and a heart chocolate… not the healthiest; but sure to make a healthy smile!!
This post was kind of an overload of junk… but I am lazy and did not feel like doing a separate post for these three goodies!
What fun ways did you celebrate Valentine’s with your own children or students?Google+