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.
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.
Using Golden Yellow icing and the standard plastic coupler, apply icing to the stacked cupcakes.
Use an angled spatula to create a textured look. This will create the appearance of a mound of sand.
Immediately cover the Golden Yellow icing mound with Yellow Sanding Sugar.
On the top of the cake, pipe curved lines using White icing and Piping Decorating Tip #2.
Using an angled spatula in a downward motion, swipe some of the White frosting forward for a more realistic wave look.
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.
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.
Sprinkle waves with White Sanding Sugar.
Tip: Act quick, once the icing begins to dry the sanding sugar will no longer stick.
Add Sea life Friends DecoPics® Cupcake Picks wherever desired.
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.
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.