How-To Make an Olaf "In Summer" Cake

  • Frozen Olaf Chillin' DecoSet® Cake Topper (sku: 7396)
    Frozen Olaf Chillin' DecoSet® Cake Topper
    $7.99
  • Premium Gel Colors, Sky Blue (sku: 9526)
    Premium Gel Colors, Sky Blue
    $6.99
  • Premium Gel Colors, Golden Yellow (sku: 9535)
    Premium Gel Colors, Golden Yellow
    $6.49
  • Cake Decorator's Plastic Icing Scraper (sku: 14812)
    Cake Decorator's Plastic Icing Scraper
    $5.99
  • Angled Spatulas, 4 1/2" Blade (sku: 9573)
    Angled Spatulas, 4 1/2" Blade
    $3.99
  • Foil Cake Board, 10" Round, White (sku: 6710)
    Foil Cake Board, 10" Round, White
    $19.99
  • Hygo Max Disposable Pastry Bags, 18" Disposable Bags (sku: 8029)
    Hygo Max Disposable Pastry Bags, 18" Disposable Bags
    $21.99
  • Sanding Sugar - 8 Lbs., Yellow (sku: 9460)
    Sanding Sugar - 8 Lbs., Yellow
    $19.99
  • Sanding Sugar - 8 Lbs., White (sku: 9455)
    Sanding Sugar - 8 Lbs., White
    $19.99
  • Sea life Friends DecoPics® Cupcake Picks - 12 Ct (sku: 35687)
    Sea life Friends DecoPics® Cupcake Picks - 12 Ct
    $1.99
  • Umbrella DecoPics® Cupcake Picks - 12 Ct (sku: 36060)
    Umbrella DecoPics® Cupcake Picks - 12 Ct
    $1.99
  • Standard Plastic Coupler, Medium - 5 Pk (sku: 10990)
    Standard Plastic Coupler, Medium - 5 Pk
    $8.99
  • Piping Decorating Tip #2 - 5 Pk (sku: 11041)
    Piping Decorating Tip #2 - 5 Pk
    $4.89
  • Closed Star Decorating Tip #845 - 2Pk (sku: 10973)
    Closed Star Decorating Tip #845 - 2Pk
    $3.99
  • Stainless Steel 2 1/4"W Cake Icer Decorating Tip #790 (sku: 11080)
    Stainless Steel 2 1/4"W Cake Icer Decorating Tip #790
    $4.89
  • Dexter®/Russel® Economy 12" Cake Knife (sku: 6808)
    Dexter®/Russel® Economy 12" Cake Knife
    $13.99

Bask in the Summer Sun with Olaf

No need to close your eyes and imagine a beach with Olaf from Frozen – it is here in the form of cake! With golden yellow sand, a beach umbrella, and bright blue waves made from swirled icing, show your guests exactly what Olaf is like in summer. Planning for a large crowd? Make some swirled icing cupcakes with sea life DecoPics® to round out the theme.

How-To Make an Olaf "In Summer" Cake

What You’ll Need

  • 2 - 8" Round Cakes
  • 12 Cupcakes
  • 1 Cup White Icing
  • 2 Cups Golden Yellow Icing
  • 1 Cup Sky Blue Icing
  • 4 Cups Light Sky Blue Icing
  • Sky Blue Premium Gel Color
  • Golden Yellow Premium Gel Color
  • Plastic Icing Scraper
  • Angled Spatula
  • Serrated Knife
  • 3 - 18" Disposable Pastry Bags
  • 10" White Round Cake Board
  • Yellow Sanding Sugar
  • White Sanding Sugar
  • Sea Life Friends DecoPics® Cupcake Picks
  • Umbrella DecoPics® Cupcake Picks
  • Frozen Olaf Chillin' DecoSet® Cake Topper
  • Standard Plastic Coupler
  • Closed Star Decorating Tip #845
  • Piping Decorating Tip #2
  • Cake Icer Decorating Tip #790
  • Step 1

    Icing cake

    Bake two 8" round cakes and 12 cupcakes. Allow to fully cool. Stack and base ice the 8" round cakes with Light Sky Blue icing.

    Learn how to base ice a cake.

  • Step 2

    Adding cupcakes to cake

    Towards the outer edge and on top of the cake, place two unwrapped cupcakes upside down. Cut one cupcake in half and place the top half on top of the two cupcakes.

  • Step 3

    ice cupcakes

    Using Golden Yellow icing and the standard plastic coupler, apply icing to the stacked cupcakes.

  • Step 4

    Sand look on cake

    Use an angled spatula to create a textured look. This will create the appearance of a mound of sand.

  • Step 5

    Adding yellow sanding sugar to cake

    Immediately cover the Golden Yellow icing mound with Yellow Sanding Sugar.

  • Step 6

    Decorating cake

    On the top of the cake, pipe curved lines using White icing and Piping Decorating Tip #2.

  • Step 7

    Decorating cake

    Using an angled spatula in a downward motion, swipe some of the White frosting forward for a more realistic wave look.

  • Step 8

    Swirled icing

    Create a striped bag of icing for a swirled, wave effect. Open a large pastry bag and fill one side with Sky Blue icing and the other side with White icing.

  • Step 9

    Piping waves on a cake

    Begin piping swirled icing onto the base of the cake to create the look of waves using Closed Star Decorating Tip #845. Pipe different size waves for a unique look.

    Tip: Practice makes perfect. Before piping waves on your cake, practice on a cake board.

  • Step 10

    Add white sanding sugar to cake

    Sprinkle waves with White Sanding Sugar.

    Tip: Act quick, once the icing begins to dry the sanding sugar will no longer stick.

  • Step 11

    Add DecoPics to cake

    Add Sea life Friends DecoPics® Cupcake Picks wherever desired.

  • Step 12

    Add DecoSet to Cake

    Add an Umbrella DecoPics® Cupcake Pick to the top of the sand mound.

    Finish it off by adding the Frozen Olaf Chillin' DecoSet® Cake Topper.

  • Step 13

    Icing cupcakes

    Using the striped bag of icing and Closed Star Decorating Tip #845, ice each remaining cupcake. Top each cupcake with Sea Life Friends DecoPics® Cupcake Picks.

    Tip: Optional, if you have leftover sanding sugar, sprinkle on each cupcake.

Supplies

    Frozen Olaf Chillin' DecoSet® Cake Topper (sku: 7396)
    • Frozen Olaf Chillin' DecoSet® Cake Topper
      $7.99
    Premium Gel Colors, Sky Blue (sku: 9526)
    • Premium Gel Colors, Sky Blue
      $6.99
    Premium Gel Colors, Golden Yellow (sku: 9535)
    • Premium Gel Colors, Golden Yellow
      $6.49
    Cake Decorator's Plastic Icing Scraper (sku: 14812)
    • Cake Decorator's Plastic Icing Scraper
      $5.99
    Angled Spatulas, 4 1/2" Blade (sku: 9573)
    • Angled Spatulas, 4 1/2" Blade
      $3.99
    Foil Cake Board, 10" Round, White (sku: 6710)
    • Foil Cake Board, 10" Round, White
      $19.99
    Hygo Max Disposable Pastry Bags, 18" Disposable Bags (sku: 8029)
    • Hygo Max Disposable Pastry Bags, 18" Disposable Bags
      $21.99
    Sanding Sugar - 8 Lbs., Yellow (sku: 9460)
    • Sanding Sugar - 8 Lbs., Yellow
      $19.99
    Sanding Sugar - 8 Lbs., White (sku: 9455)
    • Sanding Sugar - 8 Lbs., White
      $19.99
    Sea life Friends DecoPics® Cupcake Picks - 12 Ct (sku: 35687)
    • Sea life Friends DecoPics® Cupcake Picks - 12 Ct
      $1.99
    Umbrella DecoPics® Cupcake Picks - 12 Ct (sku: 36060)
    • Umbrella DecoPics® Cupcake Picks - 12 Ct
      $1.99
    Standard Plastic Coupler, Medium - 5 Pk (sku: 10990)
    • Standard Plastic Coupler, Medium - 5 Pk
      $8.99
    Piping Decorating Tip #2 - 5 Pk (sku: 11041)
    • Piping Decorating Tip #2 - 5 Pk
      $4.89
    Closed Star Decorating Tip #845 - 2Pk (sku: 10973)
    • Closed Star Decorating Tip #845 - 2Pk
      $3.99
    Stainless Steel 2 1/4"W Cake Icer Decorating Tip #790 (sku: 11080)
    • Stainless Steel 2 1/4"W Cake Icer Decorating Tip #790
      $4.89
    Dexter®/Russel® Economy 12" Cake Knife (sku: 6808)
    • Dexter®/Russel® Economy 12" Cake Knife
      $13.99