My 4 year old daughter just LOVES Disney’s Frozen. I mean seriously, I catch her singing ‘Let It Go’ to herself in her room almost daily. The movie captured her imagination, so much so that this past winter, every time it snowed she said that Queen Elsa made it happen! This past week I decided to spend some quality time with her and make something I knew she would remember: Frozen Cupcakes.
These cupcakes are nothing special, I just threw together a basic vanilla cupcake recipe, and if you don’t have the time or ingredients just grab a cake mix at the store. The important part is spending time making the frosting and decorations!! As a busy dad, I value spending time with my little one, especially on things she really WANTS to do.
The frosting recipe is a simple basic buttercream recipe with some Wilton Sky Blue Icing Color (Wilton Product #610-700). Remember a little bit goes a LONG WAY. Of course I let my little one add the coloring. Once the cupcakes are cooled I put the buttercream icing into a piping bag and start decorating. After I’m finished with a few my daughter demands to ‘help’ which naturally means it’s going to get messy! Inspiring her to create is part of my job as a parent and making her imagination shine makes my heart proud.
Lastly of course is to decorate the cupcakes. I created a printable PDF of snowflakes. You can print out this PDF of Chocolate Snowflakes, it works perfectly! I slowly melted white chocolate in the microwave at 15 second bursts then added it to a plastic squirt bottle. I let Hannah create some of the snowflakes, which are on wax paper. The PDF printable easily goes under the wax paper so it’s super easy to see what you are doing! Let the chocolate creations cool and bam….Frozen Cupcakes!
I think that everything about the cakes for the children comes down to the decoration. Shapes, glittering little details and colors are the most important things for my 5 year old daughter. Her favorite color is pink, bright red, light purple, magenta and azure blue. This will work for her.
MIna Echo says
I have no doubts WHY your kid LOVES Disney’s Frozen, because I love them too! they look great!
Very cute and beautiful.
My sister loves them too.
The Chocolate Snowflakes are a bit hard to make but everything else looks winter -ish and delicious.
I like the color, but is this Wilton Sky Blue Icing Color healthy?
I have read that the food colors are not healthy in general, is this one an exception?
Mama Herself says
Oh THAT’S how you do snowflake decorations. Thank goodness I found you! Frozen fan’s b-day next week at our house.
Consuelo Bariuan Davis says
That’s so creative! My 4-yo granddaughter is Elsa-enchanted and that’s what she’s going to have for her birthday party at her school. Thank you so much.