We were excited to recently receive a box of goodies from Hallmark, to celebrate the launch of their new Frozen range of itty bittys. Super soft and beautiful, these little plush toys are the latest to join the Disney Family of itty bittys at Hallmark and will make for great stocking fillers, baby gifts or just general gifts for little ones who love Frozen. Elsa, Anna, Olaf and Sven are all there and they are really cute.
Alice (our 16m old tot) found them great to lob across the room which I was a little surprised by! I loved how she could easily handle them, and in my mind had imagined that they would be great for her for Christmas, however whilst in this throwing stage I think we will hold off on that one! Megan on the other hand thoroughly enjoyed playing with them and found them adorable…she’s 5 and instantly recognised the characters in mini form and loved them, they are great to snuggle and great to play make believe role play games with. Small enough for little hands to grab and to fit into hand bags, and big enough to win children’s hearts!
Aside form the 4 cute little members of the Frozen crew, there was also a challenge to “Build a Snowman” with everything we needed to do so! It was such a fun experience and the kids were really excited about it. We made the snowmen last week, and despite my huge lack of baking skills, we all found it to be a rather fun, messy, and overall very creative frozen adventure that produced some tasty after school delights.
How to make Snowman Cupcakes
I am not the best when it comes to baking and such, but these were pretty straightforward and looked really cute. The kids thoroughly enjoyed it, and we decided they would be great for parties, or to give out to people over the festive season.
For the cupcakes you will need:
45ml of water
10ml Vegetable oil
10g of soft margarine for the icing (we actually just made up our own butter cream icing so we had lots!)
1 Frozen cup cake kit
- Pre-heat the over to 180c (Gas mark 4)
- Place the cupcake cases in a bun tray
- Empty the sponge mix into a mixing bowl and add the egg, water and oil. Using a whisk, mix to make a runny batter
- Using a teaspoon divide the mixture evenly between the bun cases
- Bake the cupcakes for 10 – 12 mins until firm to the touch and golden brown. Remove and allow to cool on a wire rack.
- Make up the butter cream icing
- Add some to the top of each bun before adding a marshmallow snowman….
For the Marshmallow Snowman you will need:
Mikado Chocolate Sticks
Orange Tic Tacs
Black Icing Pen
- Using Clean scissors, Trim about 1/4 of the bottom from half of the marshmallows and compress to make them smaller (to create a smaller top for the head).
- Depending on the length of the chocolate sticks, break them to the desired length for the arms.
- Squash the white mini marshmallows til they’re flat – these form Olaf’s large tooth.
- To assemble – use icing to stick the 2 marshmallows together (we just used one big one and drew a face). Pole 2 sticks into each side for arms. Press in the tic tac for the nose, and dot on eyes and mouth with the black icing pen. Then stick on (with icing) the tooth!
- Admire your creation!
They were so much fun to do and simple once we got into it. Afterwards the kids decided to make a couple of extra Olaf’s for their hot chocolates – because some things are worth melting for!
*Frozen itty bittys are available through Hallmark. We were sent these things for the purpose of this post and thank Hallmark for that. All pictures and opinions are my own.