Olaf Cake Frozen Disney Movie

frozen cake ideas movie reardon“Hi, everyone. I’m Olaf and I love warm hugs!” Just like the hilarious character from Disney’s blockbuster movie Frozen, this Olaf cake will light up the faces of everyone at your next birthday party with his big smile.

And when you add in delicious Italian meringue frosting for his snow, chocolate arms, Oreo encrusted buttons and adorable Starburst nose, then this little guy is sure to steal the show.

My Olaf cake recipe will serve approximately 8 people, but if you have more attending then can scale him up. Just be aware if you make him bigger that you’ll need to add supports between the body and the head and the foot and the body (or Olaf will melt like a snowman in Summer). For instructions on adding supports to a 3D standing cake see the minion cake tutorial.

Olaf Cake Ingredients:

Cake: Can I use packet cake for this? Can I use a store bought cake to make a 3D cake? These are common questions on the youtube channel and to anser them I have made this Olaf cake using a store bought cake.

Cakes: I prefer the taste of fresh homemade cakes but if you are short on time then store bought is a fine alternative. To make Olaf cake you will need three 20cm (7.87 inches) round cakes.

Frosting: I used one quantity of Italian meringue frosting you can see the recipe and video tutorial for making it and 6 other frostings here. The Italian meringue icing is light and fluffy, it holds its shape best when using fresh eggs.

10 white marshmallows
icing or confectioners sugar
8 orange starburst lollies
black fondant (approx 20g (0.71 ounces))
100g (3.53 ounces) Dark or milk chocolate (What chocolate should I use?)
1 packet mini oreos or 2 normal sized oreo biscuits

Round cake board and a wooden or plastic cake spike 1cm (0.39 inches) shorter than the height of your finished cake
A printout of Olaf to use as a template, here is the size I used olaf cake template reardon


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Hi I'm Ann, food scientist, dietitian, wife, mum to 3 boys. Join me each week for desserts, chocolate and cakes.
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20 Responses to Olaf Cake Frozen Disney Movie

  1. Jen says:

    We used ur vanilla cake recipe you used for the minion cake to do the Olaf cake! We have done everything your way, and it has crumbled under the weight:( a fallen crumble mess…bummer! We did bottom 15cm, middle and top of head 9cm, the 2 face pieces were 9 1\2cm:) and of course carved to make the shape! Please help:)

  2. sam says:

    Hi, I just wondered how long this cake will stay fresh for once made/finished? and which parts can be done in advance?
    Thank you,

  3. Toinette says:

    How do you cut this cake? Thanks!

  4. Alexis says:

    Hi Ann,
    For the support, can I use a piece a carton that I cover it with aluminium foil ? And can I use chopstick instead of plastic cake spike ?
    Thank you,

  5. Sue says:

    I am not known for making cakes. I may have started on something a little harder than I’m used to. Has been totally worth the laugh.

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  7. Isabel says:

    here is the picture.

  8. Vivian says:

    And can you use white chocolate buttercream instead of italian merinque? Or is that not white enough?

  9. Vivian says:

    Hi Ann!
    I was wondering which size the cake board was you were usin in the olaf cake?

  10. Irma says:

    Hello Anne,
    Your cakes are remarkable and your tutorials are amazing. I was wondering if you’ve done or could show me how to do a tilted layer cake. Thank you. :)

  11. sandra says:

    your cake creations always amaze me. Great job!

  12. Kevin says:

    Lemon butter recipe ?????

  13. Ali says:

    Hi Ann i would like to know please wich recipe did you use for the olaf CAKE thanks

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