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frozen birthday {+ princess cupcake dress tutorial}

While we were vacationing in Texas, we had the privilege of celebrating my niece Mahala’s 4th birthday! Like most little ladies her age, M is obsessed with all things Frozen! My sister planned the most adorable Frozen party for our very own Princess Elsa, and she was absolutely delighted!

princess cupcake dress
My personal obsession with cupcakes left me in charge of M’s birthday cake (a task I was more than happy to take on)! We decided to make a Frozen inspired princess cupcake dress! It turned out really cute and was very simple to assemble – check it out!

princess cupcake dress
Mahala and I whipped up 2 batches of these tasty vanilla cupcakes. I forgot the milk in the first batch (whoops!). They turned out a little dry, but still remarkably good (see the top half of the dress). Then I got to work assembling the dress…

princess cupcake dress
First I covered a flattened cardboard box in aluminum foil for my base. I then arranged 26 cupcakes into a dress shape. You can really make this as large or as small as you like. This number fit perfectly on our board!

Next, I swirled frosting on each individual cupcake before going back and filling in the gaps. I then “blotted” the frosting with the tip of the dispenser to create a more textured look.

For the larger holes, I placed marshmallows in the gaps to support the frosting (see photo #3 above).

Last, Mahala helped me create the candy sash and “sequin” sprinkles!

princess cupcake dress
For a finishing touch, Rachel added a tiara and wand fit for a princess! Obviously, the frosting HAD to be licked off ;)

Rachel also made some beautifully BLUE ice cream to enjoy with our cake – perfect for the Frozen occasion!

princess cupcake dress
Jeff and I were SO happy to celebrate with Mahala! How blessed are we for getting to enjoy BOTH of our nieces big days?! And let’s be real, another chance to eat cake and ice cream is always welcomed ;)

Your turn:

Any Frozen lovers in your house?
What has been your favorite party theme?

{ 6 comments… add one }

  • Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie August 8, 2014, 8:18 am

    You did a great job with the Frozen cupcake cake! It looks beautiful. My friend recently had a Frozen themed party for her daughter too. She managed to find Elsa and Anna impersonators to come and interact with the girls. The videos are priceless.

    • Joanna August 12, 2014, 2:19 pm

      Oh how fun! My niece would have LOVED that!

  • Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl August 8, 2014, 8:54 am

    It does not surprise me in the least bit that you made this. You are so creative and awesome when it comes to baking! You need to teach me your ways…
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    • Joanna August 12, 2014, 2:21 pm

      Haha, I’d be happy to teach you my ways, but…. you’re probably eating much healthier without my “help” :)

  • Marlene August 8, 2014, 10:37 am

    Hi Joanna….What a wonderfully, creative idea. I have a little Granddaughter who is in love with ‘Frozen’. I think she would love this on her birthday table. Thanks so much for posting the instructions for us. You and your little daughter are so beautiful. :)

    • Joanna August 12, 2014, 2:19 pm

      Thanks Marlene! Frozen seems to be a favorite for so many! Please let me know if you end up making the cupcake dress! I’d love to see it!

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