My daughter loves Frozen and had an entirely Frozen themed birthday party in the summer so I decided that our Christmas cake this year should be Frozen themed as well. I bought a “cake lace” mat with a snowflake design back in June but hadn’t actually used it for the Ice Palace cake so i thought this would be a good opportunity. This cake was a vanilla sponge with hidden blue snowflakes inside and covered in blue fondant. Cake lace snowflakes cover the fondant and Olaf sits beside on the board. His arms and hair are made of tempered chocolate. The lettering around the cake drum reads “Let it snow” and is decorated with swirls of sugar pearls. Beneath the main cake are Vanilla Cupcakes with blue and purple two toned swirled vanilla frosting.
To make the blue snowflakes I coloured a batch of vanilla cake batter (basically a large batch of my Vanilla Cupcake recipe)blue and baked it in two shallow rectangular baking trays. Once baked and cooled I used a snowflake cutter to cut out the snowflakes.
I mixed enough vanilla cake batter to make a large 9 inch cake. I placed a thin layer of the batter in the base of my greased and lined 9 inch tin then arranged the snowflakes in a circle around inside of the tin. I then filled the remainder of the tin with the cake batter to cover the snowflakes.