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    Marie-Claude Jodoin
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How to create an Olaf cake

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.

Olaf cake

The cake is chocolate with butter icing recover with Silikomart fondant.

Material List

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.

Olaf Cake

To do the effect of the curve. I filled the difference between the cake board and the wood with some fondant.

Olaf Cake

I finish the shape with some Rice Krispies treat glued with some chocolate. I then soften the shape with my pastry tool. 

Olaf Cake

To make sure that everything is solid I cover everything in fondant and I clear the hole for the metal rod.

Olaf Cake

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.

Olaf Cake

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

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.

Olaf Cake

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 

Olaf Cake

There it is all cut up. I will keep the left over to make cake pop ! 

Olaf Cake

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.

Olaf Cake

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.

Olaf Cake

I overlap the fondant and then I cut both layer at the same time.

Olaf Cake

After cutting the joint I remove the excess been careful not to dirty the fondant with the icing. That part is not always easy.

Olaf Cake

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.

Olaf Cake


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.

Olaf Cake

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.

Olaf Cake

  • Post author
    Marie-Claude Jodoin
  • CakeFrozenHow-toOlaf