I had so much fun making these Easy and Fun FROZEN Olaf Cupcakes, you better bet I am ABSOLUTELY making them again for the kids. So simple and I can’t stress how cute each Olaf is!
FROZEN’s Olaf Cupcakes
When the kids asked for some Frozen cupcakes to go with our little Frozen and Frozen Fever marathon the other day, well, I felt a little inspired.
I mean, there’s so much to love about Frozen–and so many opportunities to make fun cupcakes based on the movie.
But, I knew I had to start with Olaf. He’s just so fun!
So, I whipped-out some flour and a little plan and got to baking.
What You Need to Make these FROZEN Olaf Cupcakes
Here’s what I used to make this outrageously easy and adorable Olaf cupcakes.
- 1 box of your favorite vanilla cake mix
- 1 can of your favorite vanilla frosting
- 1 cup marshmallow fondant or white modeling chocolate
- Blue gel food coloring
- Black gel food coloring
- Orange gel food coloring
- White sanding sugar sprinkles
- 24 small candy eyeballs
- Wax paper (just to set your marshmallow fondant creations on)
- Star decorating tip and bag
See? These Frozen cupcakes are so totally doable.
You can buy marshmallow fondant, or you can make it yourself super easily. I just used this simple marshmallow fondant recipe and it took about 5 minutes.
How to Make these FROZEN Olaf Cupcakes
Follow the directions on the cake mix box for cupcakes.
Now, be sure to cool the cupcakes completely before decorating. Warm icing is NOT pretty icing.
Break off one quarter-sized portion of marshmallow fondant. With 10-15 drops of black GEL food coloring, work that into this smaller portion of marshmallow fondant. This needs to be black, so if you need more food coloring, add more. If the fondant feels too wet, put it in the freezer for 10 minutes. Set aside.
Break off one dime-sized portion of the white marshmallow fondant. With this tiny portion of fondant, work in 5 drops of orange GEL food coloring. Set aside.
Break the white fondant up into 12 equal-sized portions. Further break-up each of these 12 portions into 3 pieces each (1 being about half the amount and the other two being ¼ of the full portion). Roll each of the now 36 portions into balls.
Stack one each of the smaller balls on top of the larger balls, laying flat on your wax paper to keep them steady while you decorate your Olafs.
Shape the remaining small balls into a narrow ball with one wider end.
Place these oddly shaped smaller balls on top of the other small ball. Using a spoon, press down on the top half of each of the oddly shaped balls, forming Olaf’s face.
Press a candy eyeball on each side of Olaf’s face. Using the black marshmallow fondant, pull off a very small portion and roll it in your hand to form a very small cylinder. Place one cylinder on top of each of Olaf’s eyes to form eyebrows.
Using your fingernail or a spoon, press into the front of Olaf’s face to form a smile.
Using the black marshmallow fondant, pull of very small portions–three per Olaf–and roll them into tiny balls. Place those balls on his torso, two on the bottom ball and one on the center.
With the orange marshmallow fondant, separate it into 12 very tiny portions and roll them into cones. Place one cone each on Olaf’s face below and between the eyes.
Place all the Olafs in the refrigerator until you’re ready to put them on the cupcakes.
With your largest decorating tip, press into the top of the cupcake off-center, creating a well. Save hole tops.
Place 1 tablespoon of white sanding sugar sprinkles inside the well in the cupcake. Put the hole top back on each cupcake.
Mix 2-5 drops of blue food coloring into your vanilla frosting, stirring until the color is consistent. Place star tip in piping bag and fill with frosting. Frost each cupcake in a swirl, turning the piping bag as you pipe.
Place one Olaf on top of each cupcake.
Serve to your favorite FROZEN fan!
Olaf Cupcakes Recipe
- Cupcake pan
- Wax paper
- Star Decorating Tip
- Piping Bag
- Follow the instructions on the cake mix box to make cupcakes. After baking, set aside to cool completely.
- Break off a quarter-sized piece of marshmallow fondant. Add 10-15 drops of black gel food coloring and work it into the fondant with your fingers until the color is consistent.
- Break off a dime-sized piece of marshmallow fondant. Add 5 drops of orange gel food coloring and work it into the fondant with your fingers until the color is consistent.
- Break the remaining fondant into 12 equal portions. Then, break each of the 12 portions roughly in half, with one portion just slightly larger than the other. You should have 24 smaller portions.
- Next, break 12 of the fondant portions in half again. You should have 12 large pieces and 24 small ones. Roll every piece into balls.
- Stack the balls into snowmen with the largest ball on the bottom, the smallest ball on top, and the in-between sized ball in the center. Lay the stacked balls flat on wax paper.
- Use the back of a spoon to gently press an indent into the small ball on the top of each snowman.
- Press two candy eyeballs into the indent. Then, take a small pinch of black fondant and roll it into a cylinder. Place the cylinder above each of the candy eyeballs to form eyebrows.
- Use your fingernail or the tip of a spoon to press a small curved indent near the bottom of the small ball to create Olaf's smile.
- Pinch off small pieces of black fondant and roll them into tiny balls. Add three small ball to each snowman shape to form Olaf's buttons.
- Divide the orange fondant into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a cone. Place one cone on each of the snowmen to form Olaf's nose.
- Place fondant Olaf's in the refrigerator.
- Press the non-decorative side of a large decorating tip into the top of each cupcake to form a well. Save the pieces.
- Add one tablespoon of white sanding sugar sprinkles to each well. Replace the cupcake pieces in each well.
- Add 2-5 drops of blue food coloring to the vanilla frosting and stir until the color is uniform.
- Place the star tip on a piping bag and fill the bag with frosting. Starting on the outer edge of each cupcake, pipe in a circular pattern working in towards the center of the cupcake.
- Remove the Olaf pieces from the refrigerator and place on on each cupcake.
Other Cool Kid-Friendly Cupcake Recipes You Might Like
- Thin Mint Cupcakes – With your favorite Girl Scout cookie on top?! Oh heck yeah.
- Sherbet Cupcakes – Perfect for those hot summer afternoons…
- Dory Cupcakes– If you love Finding Nemo and Dory, these easy Dory cupcakes are totally for you!
- Moana Cupcakes – You’re welcome.
If you love these Olaf Cupcakes, but you’re not quite ready to break out the marshmallow fondant, just pin this to your favorite Frozen Party Ideas board on Pinterest so you can find it quick later!