Tuesday, January 06, 2015

*¨*•.¸¸❥ Frozen Princess Elsa Cake Tutorial Step by Step *¨*•.¸¸❥

i luv this one - check out tutorial on the bottom part

but tends to this like dress better

but ... luvv this blink blink more !! ...

For video ...click here

Video 3 (guna ButterCream ... r u serious? not my option la but layannnnn ) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiCNro1tbeY

Video 4 (different technique) ... think is the best so far kot !

Tutorial 1- Elsa Cake Tutorial

tutorial to create your own Elsa princess cake for your Frozen birthday party

There was never a question about which dress to do, but the question was HOW to do it!  It’s a slinky little number, really no room for cake, so of course the skirt needed to be much fuller so there was something to eat.  BUT to give the illusion of slinkiness (is that a word) I went as A line as I could with one deep carved “ripple” to give the illusion of the slit.
Start with a 12 inch Elsa doll (sorry I didn’t have one when I started working on the cakes – they are HARD to find), a Wonder Mold cake and a second cake, an 8 inch round.  The wonder mold cake by itself isn’t tall enough for the dolls legs.  My chocolate cake is very DENSE, which is best for carving, but it tends to shrink a bit too, making it even SHORTER.  So the extra height is necessary (unless you tear the dolls legs off)

Use Ganache to stick the cake layers together.  Then wrap the dolls legs in plastic…

  1. to keep their legs together do they don’t separate while going into the cake
  2. keep the cake food safe, and the doll clean.
Then stick the doll into the cake.  I cut a small hole into the cake first to guide the legs. I like to put the doll in BEFORE carving the skirt usually, but I didn’t get the doll until later and needed to get started.  Nice sharp angle to the carving, not a full skirt, and one DEEP carved area where the right leg slit would be.

Now frost the cake with ganache (to keep it moist, don’t let it sit out).  Once I finally got the doll and stuck her in I was able to add the ganache around the hips to bring it cleanly into the dolls waist.  Again working with ganache is amazing, once it sets you can rub over any part that’s not smooth with your finger and “melt” it smooth.

Now Elsa’s dress is ombre, it starts super light blue and gets darker at the bottom so for the under skirt I used a blue fondant slightly darker.
Next up the under shirt.  On Elsa it’s sheer, but I can’t really create sheer fondant.  So I used a REALLY light blue, almost white and rolled it SUPER thin with my pasta roller.  To get it this thin it needs to be stronger than just fondant so I mix fondant and gumpaste together.
Paint the back with clear vanilla (or vodka, it’s cheaper) this makes it tacky so it will stick to the doll.  Make sure the arms are where you want them, then lay it over the dolls front, neck and arms.  Cut away what you don’t need and wrap the gumpaste/fondant around the arms, cutting where they meet on the underside.  And wrap it around her front and back.  Cut a clean shoulder line around.

Next up roll out light blue fondant, paint it with vanilla/vodka and cover the bodice and top of the skirt with a lighter blue.  Cut the back and bodice area princess style.  Next I used the back of my knife to create cutlines all down the bodice.  Trying to give it the icy, crystalized look her dress has.  I cut the bottom of the light blue area ragged.
I wish I had done one other layer between the two blues to extend the ombre look a bit more.
Next up the addition of luster dust.  This is what’s going to give the overall dress they shiny, icy look.  I used a dark blue along the bottom to help with the ombre effect and Antique Silk all over.  If you just brush it on dry it will add a bit of shine, if you keep brushing it it will get glossy and smooth.

I brushed it over the top of the dark blue and over the entire bodice.  If you get the fondant wet first it will collect and stick even stronger.  So I painted swoops on her sleeves so when I brushed over them it stuck even stronger in those areas, of course it doesn’t show up in the pictures, like at ALL! GAH
Now for the CAPE!  I debated rolling out gumpaste super thin like the sleeves, but thought it would still look to heavy.  I thought about not using anything edible, like using netting and adding fondant snowflakes… BUT I like adding only edible materials.  So I decided to try edible wafer paper.
It’s not sheer but it’s super thin.  Anyway, you can see it has a dull side and a glossy side.  Do NOT get the glossy side wet, it will shrivel badly, you want to work with the rough/dull side.  Cut it in the shape you want first, then add water to just the top.  I added clear vanilla/vodka to the back of the dress to make it tacky/sticky.
now to attach it! Try not to rip it (buy extra sheets, I did use 2, a practice one and a final one.  You can see it did rip a bit… But I the end I was pleased.

Next I  used my steamer to steam the cape bottom and as it got moist it curled up the edges!  LOVE! looks like it’s floating.  Then I used pearl luster dust and brushed it over the cape to get it a shiny.  I wanted to paint on snowflake designs, but when it get’s wet it just falls apart, so I couldn’t.

And with that she was done.  The main thing I’d like to do over is add extra icy bling to her bodice.  I’d add sugar crystals from the princess cut down to a princess waist, hand attaching each one in vertical columns…  Yup just a few hours, but I’d be enthralled with it!

But she’s lovely either way.  AND tasty!  And honestly, isn’t that what everyone wants in a cake, for it to taste good?  What do you look for in a cake?

Elsa and Anna were the centerpieces of the tabletop and I love how they look together!  What do you think? Want more princess cake tutorials?

 Here's Another Tutorial

Tutorial 2 - Elsa Doll Cake Tutorial

I made this Elsa doll cake for my niece who absolutely loves Frozen.  I was looking to replicate the scene where she sings "Let it Go" so I knew that the traditional doll cake wasn't going to work, which is why I decided to try this peeking-leg-style cake.  I found that it was a pretty forgiving design, since the fondant is layered.
A couple of days prior to making the cake, I made the top part of Elsa's dress so that it would have time to harden before I had to handle it.  I started by taping her legs in the position that I wanted them (one foot in front of the other) so that she wouldn't move while the top part of the dress was drying.  To make the top part of her dress, I rolled out some dark teal fondant and cut one side with a pizza cutter so that it had a straight edge.  One thing that isn't really noticeable in the final pictures of this cake is that there are actually two different shades of teal in this dress - dark teal for the top/middle, and light teal for the middle/bottom.  

Then I brushed the top half of her body with a little bit of water and wrapped the fondant around her with the straight edge up and the uneven edge down.  I used a sharp knife to cut away the excess in the back where it overlapped, and then I cut the uneven edge off of the bottom.  I used my thumb to smooth out the seam as best as I could.  Then I cut a small, rounded "V" in the front of her dress on her chest.  The good news is that she has arms so she was able hold herself up while the top of her dress dried. :-)


I used my clay extruder to make a thin strip of light teal fondant to go around the top edge of the dress and attached it with a little bit of water.

Lastly, I brushed on a little bit of luster dust (my favorite!) and I left her to dry on the counter for a couple of days.

The other piece that I made in advance was the cake board.  I decided that I wanted to decorate this cake directly on the cake board, which would have been difficult if I had used a fondant-covered cake board.  So instead of covering my cake board with fondant, I stacked three white 12-inch cardboard cake circles and covered them with a layer of sheer, sparkly teal fabric.  Then I glued ribbon around the edge and covered the whole board with clear contact paper.  This made the board really easy to clean.  (It also worked out really well in the end because my niece asked if she could keep it to use it as a dance floor for her dolls.)  :-)
To make the cake, I used the Wilton Doll Pan and an eight-inch round pan.  When the layers were cool, I leveled them, filled them with frosting, and stacked them.  I ended up cutting the doll pan layer in half (horizontally) so that I could add an extra layer of frosting.  Then I cut a notch in the front of the cake where the doll would later stand.  I didn't take measurements to see how tall the cake was, but it came up to the middle of the doll's thigh.

Next, I smoothed out the sharp angles (from where I had just removed the chunk of cake) with a serrated knife.  I used most of the parts that I had cut to fill in the back of the dress.  I attached these scrap pieces to the cake with chocolate frosting.  Here are side and top view photos of the cake at this point (along with a huge mess of cake scraps!).

Once I finished attaching the scrap pieces, I covered the cake with a crumb coating of vanilla frosting and covered it with light teal fondant.  Then I cleaned up the cake board... The great thing about using cake boards that are covered with contact paper is that they are super easy to clean!

Next, I attached the doll to the cake.  To do this, I wrapped a wire around one of her legs and twisted it together in the back, leaving about three inches of wire protruding from the back.  Then I wrapped the wire with white electrical tape and pushed it downward into the cake so that her leg was in the notch that I had cut into the cake.  I used a strip of fondant (brushed with piping gel) to hold her back foot in place and I adjusted her legs to be in the position that I wanted them (unfortunately this doll came with non-bendable knees).  Adjusting her legs caused some of the top part of her dress to break off where her legs met her torso (as you can see in the picture below) but I ended up covering this part later, so it really didn't matter.

I also added a clump of fondant onto the back of the cake so that the dress would have a more gradual flow.

And now, the fun part!  The remainder of the cake is all about layering strips of fondant.  It's my favorite part because it is what gives the illusion of movement (a very important component to capture this dramatic scene of the movie) AND there is lots of room for error.  I didn't measure any of the strips of fondant that I used for this.  Instead, I just rolled out each strip, pleated it, attached it to the cake with piping gel, and then trimmed the bottom to my desired length.  I started by attaching a strip behind the knee of the front leg, bringing it out from behind her leg and then pulling it toward the back of the cake (so that it looks like the wind is blowing her dress back as she walks).  Then I added a diagonal strip starting from her left hip (our right), covering most of her front leg and all of her back leg/foot, and then sweeping back.  It's difficult to describe, but it's pretty simple.  Hopefully the picture will make sense:

This part ended up cracking when I was moving the cake, so I had to try to add in another piece later on. :-(

Once I put these initial pieces on the front, I started working on the back and the sides of the dress.  For each of these pieces, I rolled out a strip of fondant (again, no measurement needed) and curved the sides with my fingers to give it a rippled effect.  Then I pinched the top edge and attached it to the piece of fondant just below Elsa's waist (This part got covered later, so it didn't need to look perfect).  For a couple of the strips, I made a little bit of a crease down the center, just so that they wouldn't all look exactly the same.  Once I attached all the strips to the side and back of the dress, I used a pizza cutter to cut and round the ends of the strips.

This is the only picture that I took during this stage.  I added the middle piece to the back first, then the sides, and then filled in the rest.  You can see where I initially added some white ruffles, which I later decided to remove and replace with another strip of teal. 

To finish off her dress, I added three shorter dark teal strip around her waist (this helped to cover up the spot where I attached the strips to the back/sides of the dress).  The first strip started at her right hip (our left) and wrapped around to below her left hip.  The second strip started at her left hip and wrapped around to the back.  The last strip started in the back and wrapped around to the front/center (this is another situation where it might just be easier to look at the picture).  To finish the cake, I added a few fondant snowflakes, and covered the entire cake with luster dust.  I also used a small triangle of dark teal fondant to cover the top of her exposed foot.

Let it go!

*It was recently brought to my attention that there is an original creator of the walking doll cake.  It was not my intention to copy any particular cake that I saw online; I was trying to replicate a particular scene from Frozen. If you are interested in purchasing a detailed, professional tutorial for walking doll cakes, please visit the Ipoh Bakery website.  Their cakes are amazing!  Here are some photos of their walking doll cakes:

Ipoh Bakery's Walking Doll Cakes

~* Selamat Mencuba *~

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