FROZEN ELSA PRINCESS CAKE How To Cook That Elsa Doll Cake Ann Reardon

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Welcome to How To Cook That I am Ann Reardon

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Today I can't hold it back anymore you've been asking for an Disney Frozen Elsa cake

so here it is. Firstly to make this cake you are going to

need one and a half of the rich chocolate cake, the recipe video for that is on the

website howtocooktht.net and I'll link to the recipe in the description below.

Bake it into two 20cm round tins and one 1L heat proof bowl. That you've greased before

you pour the mixture in. And bake for around 45 minutes or until cooked all the way through.

Then let those cool and level off the top of the round cakes using a knife or a cake

leveler. Then take the bowl shaped one and cut it into

two layers.

Cover the hair of your Elsa doll in plastic wrap to stop it from getting cake in the hair

and also cover the waist and legs to protect the joints from getting frosting stuck in

them. Then take a cake board and put a smear of

icing on it to stop the cake from slipping off. And then add your first layer of cake

right over close to one edge leaving about a 1 cm or 1/2 inch gap between the edge of

the cake board. Cover that in a layer of frosting and then

add the other round cake on top. And I am using my chocolate buttercream recipe for

this one and that recipe is on the blog post as well for you.

Then add the base of the bowl part and then cover that with more frosting and again putting

it over to one side of the rounded cake. Then put the rounded bowl part on top of that.

Now we want our doll to sit towards the front of the bowl shape so take your knife and cut

down to the base so that you cut out a rectangle shape.

Then take a fork and scoop all of that excess cake out of the middle.

Now push your doll down into the cake so that you can still see the hip joints.

We want to carve the cakes so that it is smooth at the front and the sides.

And then we want to carve the back to make it less bowl shaped. So just cut it down there

and more like a flowing fabric dress. Use more frosting and some of your off-cuts

to build up the gap that's just between the round cakes and the bowl shape there.

And then continue to shave off little slices at a time until you've got a nice smooth rounded

dress shape. Then cover the whole cake in frosting. Bringing

it up to a point around that super-skinny waist. Once it is completely covered take

a strip of bendy plastic and use it to smooth out the frosting. You can get this plastic

from craft stores or office supply stores as projector sheets or document covers.

Now that you have your doll with a flat dress at the front and a big billowing skirt out

the back. Place it in the fridge for about half an hour.

Roll out some blue fondant in a big circle and place it over the top of the doll with

her hands up. Arrange the creases of fondant evenly around the dress so that we've got

the nice folds going all the way around it and squeeze it in at the waist.

Continue to arrange it until you are happy with it trim off the excess going out and

around each of those folds so that the edge of the dress is not straight but more just

like flowing fabric flowing down there.

Make sure it is pinched in at the waist there and then cut off the excess. Then use your

fingers to smooth the fondant in to the doll shape so you don't have like a bump at the

waist. So it is smooth going into the doll. Roll out some white fondant really thinly

and cut into a ribbon shape like this.

Place the arms in the right position and then place this over the front arm so that the

join is going to be underneath so that it is not so visible.

Then trim it at the wrist to make it into a point at the back of her hand. And then

using your finger just smooth out that join in the fondant.

Where it meets the shoulder there just trim it down towards the middle.

Then cut another rectangle and repeat that on the other arm that it pointing straight

up. Again wrapping it around so the join is at

the back of the cake and then smooth it with your finger.

Now take a strip of white, cut out a semi circle where each underarm is and place it

across the top of the chest and around the back.

Then trim the front into a v shape neckline just using your knife.

Roll out some very thin blue fondant and then trim it so it looks like a long rectangle

with a love heart stuck in the centre. Place that over the body, wrap it around the

back, trim off one side using scissors, line up the other side and trim it off too so that

it looks like a straight join on the back of her dress.

Next make a mini rectangle cookie cutter and push it into the bodice just to give it that

texture. And you can see how to make your own cookie

cutter on the ipad cake video and I'll link to that one at the end of this video or you

can watch it on the howtocookthat channel after this one.

Continue to press it in all over the body until you've got that texture over the whole

area.

Then take some white luster dust and using a dry paint brush, brush dust over the whole

body section and you can put it over the arms as well so it gives it a bit of that shine.

And then to give some faint stripes on the skirt just tap the brush to let some of the

dust fall on the top section of the skirt and then take your dry brush and brush it

straight down the dress. Then take a fine paintbrush and add a few more thinner lines

around the base of the dress using that fine paint brush.

Now for the beautiful draping back part of the dress.

Take a sheet of non-stick baking paper, place it on the back of the doll and draw the shape

that you want the cape to be.

Then scrunch up some paper towel into tubes that are narrower and firm at the top and

more billowing at the bottom. And rest them on the back of the skirt. This is going to

hold the cape off the dress while the cape is setting and while it's hot so that it is

not going to effect the fondant. Heat the sugar and water in a saucepan until

it dissolves then wash down the sides of the pan with a wet pastry brush and let it boil

until it just starts to go golden. Remove it from the heat and stir in a tiny bit of

blue colouring. Immediately pour out over your template and

use a knife just to make it into shape. Now I've put mine on a cutting board covered in

a tea towel here so that it doesn't cool down really fast. If you have a cold bench top

then I suggest that you do that as well. And you want to let it cool for just a moment

but not too much. If you pick it up straight away it will be runny and it will all drain

off. But if you leave it too long it is going to set and you're not going to be able to

shape it.

Lift it up and hold it across the top back of the dress where you want it to join on.

Quickly adjust the way it is sitting and then hold it. Just be patient and hold it still

while it is starting to set. If you need to trim off some off the bottom. Using an oiled

knife just press it down around the base before it sets hard.

Leave it for about another 10 minutes it should be able to hold itself firmly enough but we

just want it to be completely cooled. And then you can peel off the non-stick baking

paper and remove the paper towel.

Use some royal icing across the back of the dress and some on the base of the cape to

ensure that it does not slip off the cake when you are moving it to the table. Now this

sugar cape will absorb moisture from the air so if you are not using the cake the same

day place this cape part in an airtight container and only add it a few hours before you are

serving the cake. Using the royal icing pipe some snowflakes

onto the base of the cape. Add more royal icing around the base to cover the whole cake

board. Add a snowflake to her hand and some more

around the base of the dress. I'll do a little bonus video for you seperatley this week to

show you how to make those snowflakes. I have also added some wire to her hair to

make it stick out on the angle like it does on the poster.

Then put on the let it go song and serve up slices of your Elsa cake. And it's a delicious

moist chocolate cake that will delight all the little girls who see it.

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