This blog post will describe how to create a Olaf cake. I made this cake for the Icing Smiles foundation. The little girl that receive this cake was amazed by it's size. The whole cake weight an astounding 24 pounds.
The cake is chocolate with butter icing recover with Silikomart fondant.
Here's the products list used for this Olaf cake tutorial
Olaf Cake Structure
Here are the element of the structure. If you notice I do not use nut and bolt. I use those pieces that you hammered in the wood. I find those more discrete.
To do the effect of the curve. I filled the difference between the cake board and the wood with some fondant.
I finish the shape with some Rice Krispies treat glued with some chocolate. I then soften the shape with my pastry tool.
To make sure that everything is solid I cover everything in fondant and I clear the hole for the metal rod.
There it is! The complete structure. You will notice that my metal rod is covered with big plastic straw that you can find at Silikomart. The middle one is two plates glued one on to the other with a round.
After doing the structure I prepare the arm made out of bamboo skewer and fondant. The skewer are well wrap in fondant and I also put some CMC glue that I prepared before.
Olaf Cake assembly
After putting the first tier I put a tin coat of fondant between the cake and the following cake board. It make it easier to seperate and cut. When finished assembling I put the cake back in the refrigerator so that the cream harden.
Ready to be cut. I put my template just to make sure that I have everything covered. The template is often just a guide and you have to use your imagination since it is in 2D and we want it in 3D
There it is all cut up. I will keep the left over to make cake pop !
First coat of butter cream icing. I will need a few until I am happy with it and between the coat I will put it back in the refrigerator to harden. I make myself some spatula out of plastic sheet. I find it easier to follow round shape.
Let prepare Olaf noze. Using some Silikomart fondant mix with a bit of CMC powder to make it harden. I insert a bamboo skewer to support the noze.
Ready for the fondant. Since it is a chocolat cake I make sure that I clean everything. I start by the bottom and make sure that I follow the line. That way it is easier to hide the joint.
I overlap the fondant and then I cut both layer at the same time.
After cutting the joint I remove the excess been careful not to dirty the fondant with the icing. That part is not always easy.
When the joint is closed I sotfen the joint with a sox filled with corn starch.
I measure the quantity of fondant that I need and I overlap the fondant to have a perfect joint. Softening the joint with my hands before putting more detail. I will put the cake in the refrigerator between steps, as the icing do not become too soft.
I finish softening with a nylon sox filled with corn starch. Now for the details. I'll finish all the small details like another cake, adding the eyes, nose, buttons. It's not too complicated with it. This is only a snowman after all.
And here's the final result ! I hope that you have enjoyed this Olaf Cake tutorial. You can find the whole list of material I used at the top of the post.