Frozen Party Time!
This post is dedicated to the food and cake, all of which I made myself (next year I am hiring a cake lady) … I figured I should finally blog about my daughters frozen birthday. It was a fantastic party and a lot went into it.
My hope is that someone else will be able to use our ideas and make their own frozen party a super success as well!
I have to admit that one of my favorite parts of planning a birthday party is by planning all the food. I love coming up with fun labels to rename all the snacks to match the party theme. Maybe I just like food too… yea that could be it!
Elsa’s Ice – I had extra Ice left over from making the cake, so I put it out in case any of the kids wanted to try some. Details for the ice under the Cake heading!
Frozen Hearts – I washed up some fresh strawberries, cut the tops off in a v format to make the strawberries look like hearts and then dipped them in white chocolate and sprinkled on some “ice crumbs”
Skinny Snowmen – White cheese string with little eyes and noses drawn on with sharpies. The kids loved these guys!
Snowballs – There were lots of ideas to use for snowballs, but as I had leftover cake crumbs and white chocolate, I made some cake balls instead. They were incredibly delish!An adult favorite for sure!
Sven’s Snacks – Instead of using carrots for Olaf noses, I opted for Sven’s snacks, it’s what my kids remembered from the movie more.
Magic Troll Juice – The trolls needed to be fit in this party somewhere and I thought troll juice seemed like the right place for it!
As finding ANY kind of Frozen character was IMPOSSIBLE around the time of Miss P’s party, I decided to try a different approach and made a ‘North Mountain’ cake instead. Now I am NO cake designer, though I have solid baking skills. This cake looked kinda sad after I put it together in my opinion, but it tasted AMAZE!
The Cake Recipe was a scratch chocolate cake from Nellie Bellie Blog, and it does NOT disappoint. It is super easy to make and is rich and moist and best of all Chocolate! If you care making your own cake, I HIGHLY suggest to make one that tastes this delicious.
The icing was a simple buttercream icing from the Roger’s Sugar company. I’ve used it for year and years and it’s a delicious recipe, but I think this cake would have done better with a different kind of icing, or even fondant instead. However, I was way too caught up in making sure the rest of the party and games were going to go smoothly that I didn’t want to mess with fondant.
I made the ice for the cake using this recipe from All Recipes, only adding neon food coloring drops to turn it into as much of a teal as I could. After I made the “ice” I poured it into a greased cookies sheet to let it cool and solidify. Once the ice was cool, I flipped the pan over and broke the ice into ice looking chunks. The trick was to not be too much of a perfectionist; the best looking ice came from the pieces I didn’t try to shape. The one thing that I could not help was that the ice cooled unevenly, which for me isn’t surprising in the least! (I can’t do something even to save my life)