I know I say this a lot but we just love the way these cupcakes turned out. We were looking to do something different for our Frozen party and we took the frosting technique that we used on our Patriotic Sugar Cookies and turned it into these super cute Frozen Elsa’s Ombre Cupcakes.
How to Make Frozen Elsa’s Ombre Cupcakes
You will need:
- Yellow Cake Mix
- Pink Cupcake Liners
- Blue Cupcake Liners
- Best Buttercream Frosting
- Americolor Royal Blue Food Coloring
- Americolor Navy Food Coloring
- Americolor Soft Pink Food Coloring
- Americolor Fushia Pink Food Coloring
- Americolor Sky Blue Food Coloring
- Wilton #102 Decorating Tip
- Pink & Blue M&M Candies
First, we made up a batch of yellow cupcakes using pink and blue cupcake liners.
Next, we whipped up a batch of our Best Buttercream Frosting Recipe. We split it into three bowls and colored one batch blue , one batch pink and left one bowl white. You can find our recipe for buttercream frosting here.
Here is how we created these pretty “Anna” pink and blue colors:
Anna Blue: 2 drops of Americolor Royal Blue and 2 drops of Americolor Navy food coloring
Anna Pink: 2 drops of Americolor Deep Pink and 2 drops of Americolor Fushia food coloring and then the tiniest bit of Americolor Navy food coloring
We made a second batch of our Best Buttercream Frosting Recipe for the Frozen Elsa’s Ombre Cupcakes. We split it into three bowls and colored one batch dark blue, one batch medium blue and left one bowl white. You can find our recipe for buttercream frosting here. Here is how we got those pretty Elsa colors:
- Medium Blue – 2 Drops of Sky Blue Food Coloring
- Dark Blue – 3 Drops of Sky Blue Food Coloring and 1 Drop of Royal Blue Food Coloring
To create the petal effect on the cupcakes we used a Wilton #102 decorating tip. If you have this specific decorating tip, the cupcakes are really easy to create. These tips are readily available online and in stores with cake decorating supplies.
The petal effect is created by piping on a series of loops on the cupcake as shown in the picture above. (For more detailed instructions (with pictures) on how to create these frosting loops please check out our Patriotic Sugar Cookie post.) Start with a thin layer of blue frosting on the cupcake. Then pipe on a circle of blue loops. Next create a smaller circle of pink loops on top of the blue frosting petals.
Finally, end with an even smaller circle of white frosting petals.
We added a pink M&M as a final embellishment. You can buy these dark pink M&M’s at Amazon or Party City. Or next Valentine’s buy a couple of extra bags of Valentine’s themed bags of M&M’s and save them for cupcake projects like this.
Use the same technique with the dark blue, medium blue and white frosting to make the Frozen Elsa’s Ombre Cupcakes.
These Anna Cupcakes are adorable – it’s so fun to create Frozen party food with these pretty blue and pink Anna colors! These yummy cupcakes will really stand out on a Frozen Party Dessert Table. Or if Queen Elsa is the favorite in your house, you could make everyone a Frozen Elsa’s Ombre Cupcake. We made these Frozen Elsa & Anna Cupcakes for an Anna themed Frozen Party but they would be a great cupcake for so many different events. How about a Gender Reveal Party? Or a Teenage Girl’s Sleepover? Or a Mother’s Day Brunch? So many options – let your imagination and Two Sisters Crafting be your guide!
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