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Easy and Fun FROZEN Olaf Cupcakes


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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!

close-up of cupcakes with olaf on them on a wood table with a grey and white linen in the background

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.

three cupcakes decorated with blue icing and a snowman resembling DIsney's Frozen Olaf character on top of the cupcake on a wood table with a grey and white linen in the background

What You Need to Make these FROZEN Olaf Cupcakes

Here’s what I used to make this outrageously easy and adorable Olaf cupcakes.

a bowl of white frosting, three cupcakes, white and black fondant, decorating tip, blue food coloring and sugar sprinkles on a white table

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.

three Olaf cupcakes on a wood table with a grey and white linen in the background

How to Make these FROZEN Olaf Cupcakes

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

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.

forms of marshmallow fondant snowmen laying on a white table with a blob of black marshmallow fondant

Step 6

Shape the remaining small balls into a narrow ball with one wider end.

Step 7

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.

spoon being pressed into the top half of the marshmallow fondant snowman's face in order to create the olaf face structure on a white table

Step 8

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.

hand placing candy eyeballs on marshmallow fondant snowman on a white table

Step 9

Using your fingernail or a spoon, press into the front of Olaf’s face to form a smile.

hand pressing fingernail into marshmallow fondant to form smile in olaf characters on a white table

Step 10

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.

partially completed olaf snowman character made from marshmallow fondant for a cupcake topper laying on a white table

Step 11

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.

three olaf characters made from marshmallow fondant half-formed laying on a white table

Place all the Olafs in the refrigerator until you’re ready to put them on the cupcakes.

Step 12

With your largest decorating tip, press into the top of the cupcake off-center, creating a well. Save hole tops.

hand pressing a decorating tip into a cupcake top to create a well on a white table

Step 13

Place 1 tablespoon of white sanding sugar sprinkles inside the well in the cupcake. Put the hole top back on each cupcake.

white sugar sprinkles being placed inside a well in a cupcake on a white table

Step 14

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.

blue icing being placed on a cupcake with a decorating tip on a white table

Step 15

Place one Olaf on top of each cupcake.

Step 16

Serve to your favorite FROZEN fan!

a cupcake cut open showing sprinkles hidden inside with Olaf character cupcake toppers on a wood table with a grey and white linen in the background

Olaf Cupcakes Recipe

three cupcakes decorated with blue icing and a snowman resembling DIsney's Frozen Olaf character on top of the cupcake on a wood table with a grey and white linen in the background

Olaf Cupcakes

These Olaf cupcakes are perfect for Frozen fans and they're so much fun to make!
5 from 1 vote
Servings 12

Equipment

  • Cupcake pan
  • Wax paper
  • Star Decorating Tip
  • Piping Bag

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • 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.
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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!

photo collage of Disney's FROZEN Cupcakes on a wood table with a grey and white linen with text which reads Olaf Cupcakes

 

 

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