Have you seen the new Disney movie Frozen? If not go see it, regardless if you have girls or boys, or no kids at all. It's based loosely Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen fairy tale but this is a really cute movie and actually a pretty good story line for girls. It does have the absent parents that Disney works into a lot of the stories, but it's not your typical prince charming saves the distraught princess theme. (Brave was also a really good one too!)
We saw it a couple weeks ago, and my kids got the soundtrack for Christmas, so it's been Frozen, Frozen and more Frozen over the past couple weeks. I guess there could be worse things, at least we are past the Barney and Wiggles stage - those songs tend to be crazy earworms! My little 6 year old girlie girl also asked for Frozen cupcakes. So here they are with all of the Frozen main characters (well most of the characters, aside from the "people" because they are harder and take longer to do, and we needed these for a get together this past weekend).
Above are a Rock Troll and the super funny snowman, Olaf. All Olaf wants to do is enjoy summer time, just don't tell him what happens to him in the summer (happy snowman of course)! The Rock Troll is made from candy pebbles with the detail added with Wilton candy melt. Olaf is made from 2 large marshmallows (head cut to size), mini marshmallows for the neck (snowmen have necks?!) and one cut in half for the feet, candy eyes, candy coated sunflower seed nose, and candy melt is used for the rest of the detail.
And below are Sven the reindeer (because reindeer are better than people!) and the icy snowman/body guard Marshmallow. Sven is mostly candy melt with pretzel antlers, candy eyes, and an m 'n m nose. Marshmallow is all candy melt and some blue sprinkles for his ice teeth/spikes!
And since I did want to represent the Frozen sisters, I did their colors in the frostings - light turquoise and white for Elsa and blue and magenta for Anna (pronounced "Ahhhhna - as corrected by my 6 year old a dozen times or so). To get the 2 toned icing, I used this technique - where you add each color to a separate icing bag, then add both bags to a 3rd icing bag. It worked great and was quick!
All the cupcakes are decorated with these fun edible snowflakes that I've been meaning to use forever which fit in perfectly with the Frozen theme! They have no real taste, its kinda like the edible easter grass made from starch.
We even did some fun snowflake pretzel snacks to go along with the cupcakes. Pretzel snacks are my favorite go to party snack, since everyone seems to like sweet and salty - both kids and grown-ups alike. They are just a square pretzel base with some chocolate or white chocolate drizzled on and while still wet add your favorite sprinkles. Very easy and portable too.
And you get a fun Frozen dessert platter!
And WOW - the first post of 2014!!! Goodbye 2013 and hello 2014. Aren't we supposed to have jetpacks and buttons to zap you anywhere you want to go by now? Come on scientists, you are a little behind the sci fi books and shows. Well maybe 2014 is the year, at least we have Google glasses and 3D printers, although if you ask my kiddos I don't think that quite beats a jet pack or a flying car! Happy New Year to All!
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