Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Olaf Cake (Rachel's Birthday Cake)

Today is Rachel's birthday! I made her a cake. ;)

"Hi, everyone. I'm Olaf. And I like warm hugs!"

I remember having no idea a few months ago that a new Disney movie was coming out. Rachel was really excited for this new Disney movie that was going to be called Frozen, so she looked up a trailer for me to watch. I thought it looked good and wanted to see it, but she thought it looked really good and was chomping at the bit to see it. About a week after it came out, she and I went to see it together. We absolutely loved it! When we came out of the theater we couldn't stop talking about it and wanted to see it again. A couple weeks later, we went to see it again.

If you haven't seen Frozen yet, you really should. It's one of the best Disney movies in my opinion. I won't give anything away for those who haven't seen it yet, but it shows that true love is not always in the form you expect it to be in.

Which brings me back to the cake. ;)


I had every intention of photographing the step by step process of this cake, but...unfortunately that just didn't happen. Olaf is the first standing fondant figure I have made. I was always really intimidated by fondant figures, but it's not so bad! I used a great picture tutorial from Puckycakes.

"So cute! It's like a little baby unicorn!"
 
The trees are sugar cones that I just piped green icing onto with a star tip. Add a little powdered sugar for snow and it's a little winter scene! 



"Some people are worth melting for."

Happy birthday, Buddy ol' Pal! <3




20 comments:

  1. Thank you, Jenn!!!! The cake was beautiful and delicious, thanks for not posting the video with my reaction ;). *warm hug* :D

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    1. You're welcome! Happy birthday again! :)

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  2. Oh, wow! One of the best cakes that you have made!!! Olaf looks just like he stepped out of the movie! Too cute! Very sweet post. I think you two show what Frozen is about. (I haven't seen it, but I hear it's about sisterly love.) Now I can't wait to see Frozen! Great job, Jennalee! Happy Birthday, Rachel!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Aw, thanks Taylor!! You always leave the sweetest comments. You should see it soon! It really is an amazing movie. Thanks again!

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  3. Oh, that is sooo cute! You did a really good job on it! Olaf is adorable and the trees turned out really good as well. I loved the movie too, It's definitely the best Disney movie since Tangled, and I was very impressed with it from the perspective of character and story. Happy (belated) Birthday, Rachel!

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    1. Thanks, Hazel! I was happy with how the trees turned out and they were unbelievably easy to do, which is a plus!

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  4. Wow, that is a fantastic Olaf! You are incredible, Jenn! Frozen is such a fun movie. :) I hope Rachel had a great birthday! (that is kind of guaranteed when you have cake like this!)

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    1. Aw, thanks Mary Frances! You're too sweet. It is a fun movie! I haven't heard about anyone who didn't like it!

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  5. Wow Jenn, Wow. Great cake! And I'd like to see Rachel's reaction video sometime too...

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    1. Thanks, Jess. :) I'm sure one of us will send it to you soon!

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  6. That is so cute! I love it. You are so talented!

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    1. Thanks, Courtney. :) The reason I did this "scene" over the beach scene you suggested is because Rachel's favorite season is winter. There's always next time for a beach scene! :)

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  8. Jenn, you are so talented! I cannot get over all the fabulous details on this cake! YOU. ROCK. Rachel is very lucky. (Happy birthday, Rachel!) Thanks for the rec on Frozen, too. Thanks for sharing, my sweet friend. Have a wonderful weekend! xo

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    1. Aw, Stacy! You're the best. Thanks so much. You have a wonderful weekend as well! :)

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  9. Oh my gosh, this is SO adorable!!! You totally captured Olaf :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Amy! Have a great weekend!

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  10. Love your cake. Its so beautiful. i am makingone for my daughter and was wondering how you made Olaf's hands and the twig on his head? Thank you.

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    1. Thank you! Angel hair spaghetti is the trick for his arms and "hair" twigs. Just press brown fondant around the spaghetti (very carefully! I broke quite a few) and shape his hands at the end of his arms. Then just stick the spaghetti into his head and body! Hope that helped.

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