Easy Frozen Queen Elsa Cupcakes for a Frozen Party!

When you have a last-minute Frozen party that you suddenly have to plan, these Frozen Queen Elsa cupcakes make for the perfect party treat!

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Make these easy Queen Elsa cupcakes for a fun Frozen party treat!

Queen Elsa Cupcakes

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we are all about Frozen, Frozen Fever, and Frozen 2. I mean, it’s silly to be so obsessed with a movie that came out years ago, but the kid really loves her “Let It Go” and even the opening song–frozen heart? Anyway, so that love turned into a demand for a mini- Frozen themed party with, complete with me sitting down to come up with Frozen party food ideas. And, of course, the top of the list of dessert ideas for this Frozen party was Queen Elsa cupcakes, because why not?!


I adore how fun these Frozen cupcakes came out–the candy ice on top is insanely perfect (it’s actually really easy to figure out how to make candy glass, by the way). And, I was able to make these in just a few minutes. So easy! If you’re ready to make some Frozen birthday party cupcakes, let’s get started.

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Tips to Make Frozen Cupcakes

  • So, I like to star by by making my sugar glass or candy ice, whatever you want to call it. It’s way simpler than it seems. All you do is combine your sugar and light corn syrup over high medium heat. Stir constantly, and when your candy thermometer reaches 300 degrees, you just pour your ice mixture onto a lined baking sheet. Let it cool and drop a couple of times to make some ice shards or broken glass. Easy peasy.
  • As far as the cupcakes themselves go, I always start with my Lazy Girl Cupcakes. They’re a no-fail cupcake that anyone can make, as long as you can read a recipe! Once they’ve cooled to room temperature, just whip up some blue icing and pop it in a piping bag and you’re ready to make some yummy frosted cupcakes that Queen Elsa would be proud of!
  • You can send home little bags of the candy ice as party favors, if you’re looking for ideas.
  • No need to serve the cupcake with ice cream, but you know, if you did, it would be fun. Just sayin’. Like a little blizzard on a plate.
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How to Make Easy Queen Elsa Cupcakes for a Frozen Party

Below is the written and printable tutorial for this fun cupcake decorating idea. Use the comments section below if you have any questions.

Yield: 12

Frozen Queen Elsa Cupcakes

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When you have a last-minute Frozen party that you suddenly have to plan, these Frozen Queen Elsa cupcakes make for the perfect party treat!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 6 vanilla cupcakes
  • ½ can frosting
  • Blue food coloring
  • White Pearl Sprinkles
  • Sugar Ice
  • 2 cups granulated white sugar
  • 3/4 cups of water
  • 2/3 cups light corn syrup
  • flavoring oil if desired


  1. Make the sugar ice ahead of time by preparing a baking sheet with parchment paper, then placing the ingredients into a pot over high heat.
  2. Stir continuously until, as measured with the candy thermometer, your mixture reaches 300-degrees. You can also check for this by taking a glass of water at room temperature and drizzling a little bit of the mixture into it--if it cracks when you break it, it is the right temperature.
  3. Removed from heat and pour onto your baking sheet.
  4. Place in the freezer for 15 minutes to harden.
  5. Remove sugar ice from the freezer and bang the baking sheet on the counter hard to break it into shards. Set aside.
  6. Using a large decorating tip, make a hole in the top of each cupcake, saving the remnants from each hole for use filling the hole in a moment. 
  7. Place 1/2 tspn of the white pearl sprinkles in each cupcake hole.
  8. Replace the top of each cupcake hole.
  9. Sloppily put some of the still white frosting inside your piping bag, to give the frosting a frosted sheen.
  10. Mix 5-8 drops of blue food coloring with the frosting then fill the decorating bag the rest of the way with the blue frosting. Squeeze out any plain white until you get the blue coming through the star tip.
  11. Frost the cupcakes in a circular fashion, swirling from the inside to the outside then back toward the inside.
  12. Top each cupcake with a piece or two of the sugar ice. photo collage of how to make frozen queen elsa cupcakes


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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 346Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 115mgCarbohydrates: 70gFiber: 0gSugar: 65gProtein: 1g

All nutrition information is estimated. For accuracy, please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.

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