My toddler Lucy is completely obsessed with Disney’s Frozen. Not even being two years old, I would never have guessed that she’d love it as much as she does. If I had known, I might have waited another year before watching the movie together, because right now, we easily turn it on 3 times a day.
She doesn’t always sit and watch it, but she loves having it in the background, singing “GOOOOOOO nana GOOOOOO” and giggling and saying “Man man” when Anna visits Elsa’s room.
I know Elsa is where it’s at, but I’ve been trying to lean my Lucy Goose in Anna’s direction – she’s my favorite. Not only is “Do You Want to Build a Snowman” FAR superior to “Let it Go,” but she’s also such a strong and loyal woman with a great sense of humor and adventure. Obviously I have way too many feelings invested in this movie. Send help.
Frozen birthday parties are huge right now, and with Christmas right around the corner, I have no doubt that Frozen-themed treats will make appearances at holiday parties. The snowflakes and Olaf the snowman make it perfect for Winter!
The thing about these themed parties is, they can get pricey. Licensed merchandise adds up quickly and really isn’t necessary. Chances are, your kiddo has a few stuffed animals of their favorite character. Use that as your centerpiece and build your treats around the character’s colors and general “theme”. You’ll have the perfect party and no one will even notice that the actual character isn’t slapped on to every element.
With that in mind, I created these “Frozen” inspired cupcakes. They are gorgeous, simple, and would be perfect for ANY Winter party. By the same token, pop them on a table at a Frozen party and everyone will immediately associate them with the film. I’m including a printable for snowflakes. Just trace them with white chocolate or almond bark, and you’ve got your toppers. They’re inexpensive, easy, and cute. Winning!
You can use any cupcake flavor base you like, but I'm partial to the base of my Junior Mint cupcakes if you're going in the chocolate-y direction, and you can never go wrong with homemade Funfetti cupcakes either.
Frozen Cupcakes Recipe
- 24 cupcakes, baked and cooled
- buttercream frosting
- blue food coloring
- disco dust
- pink or purple sugar pearls
- 16 ounces white almond bark
- resealable sandwich bag, or disposable piping bag
- wax paper
- Prepare snowflakes.
- Tape THIS printable to the back of a cookie sheet, then top with a sheet of wax paper and tape it down as well.
- For 24 cupcakes, you’ll need 3 sheets. Feel free to make snowflakes for just half – saves a ton of time and you can mix them in with cupcakes without snowflakes for the full effect.
- Melt almond bark according to package directions. Fill sandwich bag or piping bag and snip off just the very tip of the bag with a pair of scissors. Trace the patterns with almond bark.
- Once all your snowflakes are complete, pop the pan in the fridge so they can harden.
- Meanwhile, make frosting.
- Frost cupcakes using an offset spatula or a piping bag fitted with a large round piping tip. Sprinkle with disco dust and sugar pearls.
- Carefully peel snowflakes from waxed paper and insert into frosting.
- 3 sticks salted butter, softened to room temperature
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup milk
- 6 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- blue food coloring, no more than a drop or two (for frozen-themed cupcakes)
- In the bowl of your mixer, beat butter, vanilla, and milk on low speed until combined.
- Slowly add powdered sugar to the bowl, beating on medium low until just barely combined.
- Add food coloring (if using) and increase speed to high, beating for a minute and a half until smooth and fluffy.