DAILY DOSE OF ART

As prescribed by Paulina Constancia

A Party Inspired by Olaf 1: The Cake

Welcome to a new week here on DDoA! After the Crusade for Mothers on International Women’s Day week, I give you a glimpse of my own world as a mother. This week I share with you how I prepared for my son’s Olaf-inspired party.
 
My son is the biggest little fan of FROZEN. Depending on how much time is left of the day, he would request to watch his favourite part or the entire movie. He is most fond of OLAF, the snowman who loves warm hugs. So my husband and I decided this year’s party had to be Olaf-inspired.
 

Today we start with the CAKE.

My challenge: 
1. I have no oven at our apartment (it is not commonly provided with rental units in Singapore) so I can’t bake my son’s cake. 
2. I checked every bakeshop and nobody makes FROZEN inspired cakes. There’s no licensing available for this Disney movie yet.
3. I don’t want to spend a fortune but want to invite all the kids in my son’s small preschool – some 30 kids. Cupcakes now range from 2 to 3 dollars and are way too sweet. So I wanted something semi- homemade.

 
Here’s my solution:
I used a store-bought 6″ chocolate cake as a centrepiece. Then I surrounded it with a multitude of  Homestyle two-bite brownies that I frosted with Duncan Hines pre-made Creamy Homestyle Classic Vanilla and lightly sprinkled with Wilton blue sugar. 
 
Here are the supplies for my winter-themed birthday cake ‘assemblage’:

1. BROWNIES
I got 10 packs of HOMESTYLE two-bite brownies from Cold Storage
$1.95 per bag (4 brownies/bag)


2. FROSTING
I got Duncan Hines (DH) pre-made frosting from Tanglin Market Place, Tanglin Mall. I put the DH pre-made in a plastic ziplock for easy frosting.
3. SPRINKLES
I got Wilton blue sprinkles from Phoon Huat

4. CAKE BASE
I got a 16″ Cake base from Phoon Huat Baking Supply Store in Simei. With a matching 16″ box carrier, it comes to a little over $3.00.

5. CENTER CAKE
Pre-made 6″ Chocolate Cake

I got it from Kedai Kue-Kue in Tampines for about $7.00.
6. PAPER SNOWFLAKES
Make blue and white snowflakes using a snowflake punch. Preferably punch sticker paper so you can easily peel and adhere to decorate the cake base.I got my snowflake punch from ART FRIEND for $8.00 but I think Daiso carries something similar for $2.00.
7. CAKE TOPPER
I made an official birthday image and printed it on sticker paper; adhered it to blue card stock and popsicle stick.  I then printed the same image to adhere to the other side of blue card 
 
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So there you have it — my cheap and charming winter-themed birthday cake solution. And there was enough for everyone! We left the 6″ centre cake for the teachers to enjoy after the party.
   
You may be wondering why there are no candles. My son was fighting off a little cough and I didn’t want him to pass it on to his classmates. So we just did away with birthday candle blowing this year. And it worked out just fine.
 
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This week we will also feature a series of videos from the Disney movie FROZEN that highlights the endearing character of OLAF, the Snowman!
OLAF, The Snowman 
Video Series Tribute
Video 1- Character Trailer
 

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