How amazing is this Frozen-inspired Christmas cake topped with a fun fondant Olaf wearing a Santa hat? We think the kids are going to love it.
It’s the perfect showstopping cake for the whole family to tuck into on Christmas Day. Learn how to make your very own Olaf with our step-by-step picture recipe.
Once you’ve mastered the basics of making this fun Disney character, you can pop him on top of others cakes too.
- 3 tiered Victoria sponge or Madeira cake, covered in buttercream or ganache
- 1.5 kg white ready to roll fondant
- 100g white modelling paste
- 120g green modelling paste
- 20g each colour modelling paste
- 20g black fondant
- 10g brown paste
- 1g orange
- 15g of red modelling paste
- Wilton candy eyes
- sparkly sugar
- magic sparkles
- a length of dried spaghetti
- piping gel, to use as glue
- sky blue food colouring (such as Sugarflair)
Paint the tips of the branches with the piping gel and then put the tree into the sprinkles bowl. Pour the sprinkles over the top of the tree - they will stick to where you’ve painted the piping gel on. Leave them on greaseproof paper until you’re ready to use them.
To add definition, roll tiny strips of black fondant and stick them above the candy eyes and then again for the eyebrows.
To make Olaf’s body, roll 2 small balls for the feet and then push the length of spaghetti into the cake between the feet - this will hold the body together.
Roll a large and a small ball of paste for the body and use the small ball tool to indent where the coal buttons will go. Stick the black fondant on with a dot of piping gel and brush around the top of the neck where the head is going to go.
To make the arms, divide the brown paste into two and roll one into a bobbly shaped stick. To cut the hands, add 2 snips in the ends of the paste for the fingers. For the waving arm, add some piping gel to a small length of spaghetti and roll the brown paste around the spaghetti, cutting in the same way for the fingers. Push the waving arm into the body and stick the other down the side of the body.