Make these Adorable Olaf Cupcakes for a Frozen Party!

I was looking for a fun way to build a snowman for a little Frozen party. These amazing Olaf cupcakes were the result–and they’re awesome!

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Make these easy Olaf cupcakes, fun Frozen cupcakes for a Frozen party!

Olaf cupcakes

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we have a “thing” about turning playdates into parties. You know, invite a couple more friends over and then give it a little theme–the kids think it’s a party and the other moms and I? Just having fun.


And, these aren’t just for girls. If you’re looking for Frozen ideas for boys, you don’t have to look any further than these cupcakes. Seriously, they’ll love them. If you’re ready to get your Olaf cupcakes on, let’s get started.

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Tips to Make Frozen Party Food Ideas

  • I always start with my favorite Lazy Girl cupcakes. They’re no-fail and you can even bake them a few days beforehand and store them in the freezer. Easy freezer cupcakes? Yeah, that’s what they are.
  • Let your cupcakes cool completely before you frost the cupcakes. Nothing is less fun than putting pretty blue frosting on a cupcake that then promptly melts.
  • If you can’t find blue food coloring that’s this light pale blue, you’re not alone. You just have to use very very little blue food coloring with a lot of icing. Something I want to try, but haven’t, is putting a little bit of the food coloring directly into the piping bag, then putting in the frosting. That will make a pretty swirled frosting look.
  • I made the Olaf snowmen decorations with marshmallow fondant, using this super easy recipe here. But you could just as easily make these with white chocolate modeling chocolate.

Frozen Party Ideas

  • Need a fun favor? Check out these ridiculously hilarious Olaf noses I found here! Just imagine all the kids at your Frozen party running around with those on! LOL!
  • How can we not talk about how pretty these Frozen paper lanterns are?! What a cute party favor or party decoration.
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How to Make Frozen Cupcakes with Olaf - Recipe and Tutorial

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

Olaf Cupcakes

how to make cupcakes for a frozen party

I was looking for a fun way to build a snowman for a little Frozen party. These amazing Olaf cupcakes were the result--and they're awesome!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes



  1. Bake then cool cupcakes completely before decorating.
  2. Break off one quarter-sized portion of marshmallow fondant. 
  3. With 10-15 drops of black GEL food coloring, work that into this smaller portion of marshmallow fondant. This needs to be black, so if you need more food coloring, add more. If the fondant feels too wet, put it in the freezer for 10 minutes. Set aside.
  4. Break off one dime-sized portion of the white marshmallow fondant.
  5. With this tiny portion of fondant, work in 5 drops of orange GEL food coloring. Set aside.
  6. Break the white fondant up into 12 equal-sized portions.
  7. Further break-up each of these 12 portions into 3 pieces each (1 being about half the amount and the other two being ¼ of the full portion).
  8. Roll each of the now 36 portions into balls.
  9. Stack one each of the smaller balls on top of the larger balls, laying flat on your wax paper to keep them steady while you decorate your Olafs.
  10. Shape the remaining small balls into a narrow ball with one wider end.
  11. Place these oddly shaped smaller balls on top of the other small ball. 
  12. Using a spoon, press down on the top half of each of the oddly shaped balls, forming Olaf’s face.
  13. Press a candy eyeball on each side of Olaf’s face.
  14. Using the black marshmallow fondant, pull off a very small portion and roll it in your hand to form a very small cylinder. Place one cylinder on top of each of Olaf’s eyes to form eyebrows.
  15. Using your fingernail or a spoon, press into the front of Olaf’s face to form a smile.
  16. Using the black marshmallow fondant, pull off very small portions--three per Olaf--and roll them into tiny balls. Place those balls on his torso, two on the bottom ball and one on the center.
  17. With the orange marshmallow fondant, separate it into 12 very tiny portions and roll them into cones. Place one cone each on Olaf’s face below and between the eyes.
  18. Place all the Olafs in the refrigerator until you’re ready to put them on the cupcakes.
  19. With your largest decorating tip, press into the top of the cupcake off-center, creating a well. Save hole tops.
  20. Place 1 tablespoon of white sanding sugar sprinkles inside the well in the cupcake. photo collage tutorial of how to make olaf cupcakes with frozen
  21. Replace hole top on each cupcake.
  22. Mix 2-5 drops of blue food coloring into your vanilla frosting, stirring until the color is consistent.
  23. Place star tip in piping bag and fill with frosting.
  24. Frost each cupcake in a swirl, turning the piping bag as you pipe.
  25. Place one Olaf on top of each cupcake and enjoy! photo collage tutorial of how to make frozen cupcakes with olaf


You'll also need:

  • Wax paper (just to set your marshmallow fondant creations on)
  • Star decorating tip and bag

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 95Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 29mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 0gSugar: 15gProtein: 0g

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

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More Ideas You Might Like if You Wanna Build a Snowman

  • Princess Elsa Dress-up Apron - I loved making this fun dress-up apron for my daughter--and she loves wearing it, even today!
  • Queen Elsa Bath Bombs - If you're having a full-on Frozen party, you definitely need these for party favors (all the best birthday parties come with ideas to get the kiddos clean afterward).
  • Frozen Mouse Ears Kids Can Make - For a party activity, you can make these cute ears and then set up a photo booth! The kids will love doing that.
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