I offered to make a friend a Frozen themed cake for her daughter’s 6th birthday. She asked me for a two tier cake which I agreed to attempt although totally terrified of the idea having never made one and not wanting to ruin a little girls birthday. As time drew near I watch videos on youtube to make sure that I had the background knowledge to attempt my creation.
I started off making two sponges one was 8 and the other 9 inches (if you are using figures or wanting to write on the top of the bottom tier you may want to make a smaller top sponge).
Next I halved both, added buttercream and jam sandwiched them together. The smaller cake shown below was placed on an 8 inch cake board as it was not to show when assembled.
I added buttercream to the outside of each to give me a smooth surface to work with.
Then I added some blue colouring to some fondant icing which was then rolled out to ice each cake. This covered the cake board for the top tier perfectly.
Each tier then had a diamante ribbon added to it. The ribbon was quite wide as the supplier sent to wrong one but it still looked lovely when attached to the cake with a thick royal icing paste on the overlapping end. I then added 5 wooden dowels cut to size in a circle on the bottom cake about 2cm in from where the board from the top layer would end and another in the centre. The characters were attached with more royal icing and this was also used to give a snow like effect on the bottom cake board and under each figure. To this I also added a good dusting of white glitter flakes and rainbow dust.
I cut out some stars and stuck those on with royal icing to both layers making sure I covered the joins of the ribbons so it looked tidy.
These were brushed with shimmer dust and rainbow dust. To ensure an even coverage and a good finish I mixed the dust with a few drops of vodka. The alcohol evaporates off so you need not be concerned about giving the stars to children.
The end result: