Frozen Cake

IMG_4696My middle daughter just turned four years old and wanted a Frozen-themed birthday party.  As a mother of five, I no longer have time to make elaborate cakes.  This simple cake fit the theme and was super-easy to make.  I hope this post helps another mom who is in search of an easy to make cake for her little princess.

Ingredients:

  • 1 box white cake mix + ingredients to make it
  • food coloring (red & blue)
  • 1 1/2 tubs white frosting
  • purple sparkle sugar
  • white/clear sparkle sugar (optional)
  • chocolate balls (blue & purple)
  • 2 8″ or 9″ round cake pans

Directions:

Make cake mix batter according to package directions.  Once the batter is done, divide evenly into two bowls.  In the first bowl, mix in enough blue food coloring to tint the batter a pale blue color.  In the second bowl, mix in enough red and blue food coloring to tint it a pale purple color.  Grease pans if cake mix directions call for it.  Pour blue batter into one of the pans, and purple batter into the other.  Bake according to package directions.  Allow pans to cool for about 10 minutes.  Then loosen sides of cake and carefully invert onto a wire rack to cool completely.  Once the cake is cool, place a small dollop of frosting in the middle of the plate you will be serving it on.  Place one cake on top of this.  Level top of this cake using a serrated knife to remove the dome.  Frost the top of this cake (it will be the frosting in between the layers).  Place second cake on top of first.  Frost sides of both cakes.  Then frost top of the cake on top.  To make the purple snowflake, pour purple sparkle sugar into a small zip-top bag.  Snip a very small piece of the corner off.  This will allow you to pour the sugar out in a line to make the snowflake.  Use clear or white sparkle sugar on the rest of the cake top to make it more glittery (optional).  Use the chocolate balls to decorate the bottom edge of the cake, where it meets the plate.

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IMG_4726When you cut into the cake, it will look something like this!

IMG_4695This photo will give you an idea of the types of things you can use to decorate this cake.  As long as you find cake decorations in the right colors, it doesn’t really matter how you decorate it.  That’s the beauty of tying into the theme using colors.  As a last note, I do NOT recommend the Wilton Cake Sparkles pictured in the photo.  I tried them before putting them on the cake, and they tasted terrible.  😦

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