I made this homemade Cookie Monster and Elmo cake for my nephew’s 1st birthday. I used a 9×13 pan and 3″ ball pan for each head (chocolate chip cake). I made an extra Elmo head (because Elmo is my nephew’s favorite) for the smash cake which actually turned out better than the one on the cake because I did it last. I realized after starting that I should have done the smash cake 1st for practice.

I put 2 other ball cakes in a food processor to make fine bread crumbs then added some of the icing to it so I could form the eyes and noses. I then froze them so I could work with them more easily. I dipped them in melted chocolate, used toothpicks to hold onto them and to keep them on the cakes (don’t forget to remove the toothpicks before serving the cake).