Did I mention I'm not a photographer? I know all bloggers *should* be photographers...but I really stink at it! I took these with my phone (I know...stop yelling), but they are what I have! So here you go:I actually wanted to make Olaf too, but ran out of fondant. The characters are sculpted from fondant with supports (straws/toothpicks, a rice cake under Anna). It was time consuming, but rewarding. The sculpting is actually my favorite part! I made this for my daughter's friend who has a dairy allergy. Her mom graciously allowed me to make it my usual way so my daughter could feel normal at a birthday party (which usually she always has to have her own separate cupcake I bring for her).
Anna turned out more like I wanted and the details were extensive and with a rewarding result! I had some trouble painting her eyes, but still it turned out better than I expected. She's also all fondant with a support and I have a rice cake under her skirt to keep it billowing out and not sinking down. I did add some paper towels under it while it was drying to help it have a nice shape. Those were (of course) removed before I placed her on the cake.
My daughter had so much fun at the party. Allergies are challenging her emotionally these days and although I didn't do the best job in preparing for everything at the party (pizza/pretzels...etc) she was able to have the cake and that meant so much to her. I know that she is actually the reason I started making cakes and she is the reason I've learned to make them allergen-free. I credit all my growth and efforts to her very existence. I thank God for her and her sacrifices. I know they've made me a better woman. Ever the work-in-progress!