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Bake a Cake Inspired by Frozen 2 with Your Family

©DISNEY. PHOTO BY JESSICA MCDONALD FOR DISNEY FAMILY

My daughter and I have been so inspired by Frozen 2 this year, and there’s no better way to celebrate the film than with a homemade cake! Topped with buttercream frosting and fresh baked cookies, it’s the perfect activity for the whole family to enjoy as you watch the film together.

Frozen 2 is now available on Digital, Blu-ray, and 4K Ultra HD.

Frozen 2 Cake

Ingredients

  • Cookie Ingredients:
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ Tbsp milk
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • Cookie Icing Ingredients:
  • 1 Tbsp meringue powder
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • Food coloring in: Blue, purple, and pink
  • Cake Ingredients (for two layers):
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 ½ Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • Buttercream Frosting Ingredients:
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp milk

Directions

  1. Bake the cookies that will go around the edges of the cake. Start by combining the butter and sugar until it has a creamy texture. Whisk the egg in a separate bowl, and then add into your mixture. Add the vanilla extract and milk. In a separate bowl, combine the flour and baking powder, then add into your cookie mix, mixing on a high setting until dough is formed. Cover the mixing bowl with plastic wrap, and place in the fridge for about 45 minutes to chill.

  2. Preheat oven to 375˚F. Place cookie dough between two sheets of parchment paper and roll with a rolling pin. Use a diamond-shaped cookie cutter to cut out the dough, and place your cookies on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Bake for 8 minutes.

  3. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before decorating.

  4. Prepare the royal icing for your cookies! Mix together the meringue powder and water until foaming. Add in the vanilla extract and powdered sugar, mixing in one cup at a time until smooth.

  5. Divide icing into four separate small bowls. In one bowl, add in blue food coloring to make a light blue color; in the second bowl, add a drop of red food coloring to make a light pink shade; in the third bowl, add about 3 drops of purple food coloring; and for your last bowl, mix together one drop of purple and 3 drops of blue food coloring for a bluish-gray color.

  6. To decorate the water element cookie, place blue icing in a piping bag with a small round tip to do the outlines of the design. Add a very small amount of water to the bowl of blue icing to make it thinner, and use the remaining to flood and fill in the design.

  7. To decorate the earth element cookie, place some of the blue-gray icing in a piping bag with a small round tip to do the outlines of the design. Add a very small amount of water to the bowl of blue-gray icing to make it thinner, and use the remaining to flood and fill in the design.

  8. To decorate the fire element cookie, place some of the purple icing in a piping bag with a small round tip to do the outlines of the design. Add a very small amount of water to the bowl of purple icing to make it thinner, and use the remaining to flood and fill in the design.

  9. To decorate the fire element cookie, place the pink frosting in a piping bag. Pipe a border on your diamond, and the inside design details you see on the fire element.

  10. Set the cookies aside to allow the icing to harden.

  11. It’s time to bake the cake! Preheat oven to 350˚F.

  12. Combine the butter and sugar until creamy. Whisk eggs together in a separate bowl. Add to the rest of your mixture. Add the vanilla extract, and combine.

  13. In a separate bowl, mix together the baking powder and flour. Add to the rest of the batter and combine. Lastly, add in the milk, and combine.

  14. Divide batter in half and pour into two 8-inch diameter round cake pans. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Allow to cool completely before adding frosting.

  15. Prepare your buttercream frosting!

  16. Place softened butter in a mixer, mixing until whipped. Add in the powdered sugar, about ½ cup at a time, mixing continuously.

  17. Add in the vanilla and milk, whipping for about 3 minutes.

  18. With one of the cooled cakes, use a sharp knife to carefully trim the rounded top to make the top flat. Then with a piping bag with a large round tip, pipe buttercream on top, spreading smooth.

  19. Place the second cake on top of the buttercream, then pipe buttercream on the top and sides of the cake. Smooth over entire cake.

  20. Place the cookies along the sides of the cake.

    ©DISNEY. PHOTO BY JESSICA MCDONALD FOR DISNEY FAMILY

  21. Serve and enjoy!

    ©DISNEY. PHOTO BY JESSICA MCDONALD FOR DISNEY FAMILY

Posted 4 weeks Ago
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