It was just the Hubster and I, so I made a small cake (it looks large in the photo, but it’s actually a simple 6-inch and 4-inch tiered cake – the equivalent of a single double layer 8-inch cake), and hung some fun Arendelle themed decorations.
I kept the cake super simple: chocolate fudge flavored, decorated my favorite way – spreading on rich buttercream and leaving it all fluffy and swirly. I chose to make it in shades of magenta and blue to match Anna’s dress. As for the cake topper, I used a fantastic free papercraft from Spoonful.com.
To keep Anna standing neatly upright, and off of the frosting, which could cause her to stain, I used a straw. Her legs are hollow, so it was easy to simply push the straw into the cake, then put Anna on top, just above the top of the cake.
I also made myself a Frozen inspired banner to add to the theme. I was inspired by the gowns that Anna and Elsa wore to the coronation in the film, as well as various Frozen and Arendelle flowers that are based on traditional rosemaling from Norway.
The largest pennant from my banner is an image of Arendelle castle from Disney. I received a free download from Disney with various Arendelle travel posters, and I used the castle image from one to create this pennant.
The fuchsia/magenta pennants have rosemale designs along the edge inspired by the skirt of Elsa’s coronation gown, as well as silhouettes of both Anna and Elsa at the coronation. These are probably my favorites – I’m a sucker for pretty cameo-style silhouettes. I created the silhouettes using stills of each of them from the film.
*I created a lighter version and a darker version of both the teal and the magenta pennants for more versatility. I used the lighter versions (which are what’s pictured in all of my images).
All I did to attach each banner was to apply strong glue (I used tacky glue) to the back of each banner where I wanted it on the string. Next, I simply pressed the banner to pretty baking twine. You could also punch holes in each banner and tie them in place on string or ribbon.
I’m thrilled with how my banner turned out, and I decided it was a keeper, so after my birthday, I kept it, and it’s now hanging above my desk in my office. 🙂
If you have a little, or big, Frozen fan, and you want festive, but easy party ideas, I hope you’ll try these out. I adored my cake, and the banner was the perfect addition to my sweet and simple party.
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