I had to bake an Elmo cake for my son's second birthday because he was so crazy, I mean crazy about Elmo. He knows how to sing the songs, and always scream "Elmoooooooooooo" whenever he gets a chance to watch the show. I did lots of research online to find the perfect cake idea but everything I found was so boring.
I was about to give up the idea when one day, I was sitting on the dining table as I was looking at my son's booster seat made by The First Years. The chair is sky blue and black. And I thought that it would be nice to create a round cake and cover it with that shade of blue, insert Elmo's head around it, with Elmo's head on top. This was simply how I achieved the picture you see.
I baked a round 12x2 inch chocolate cake with heavy whipped vanilla cream in the center. I covered around the cake with a sky blue frosting, and covered the top with white vanilla frosting. I then inserted Elmo's head around the cake, leaving space for his name. The I baked Elmo's head using Elmo's head pan from Wilton. When the head was cool, i cut the head from the side all the way across to reduced the height of the head so that the cake is not too large or too high. I placed the head carefully on top of the frosted round cake avoiding the chocolate cake crumbs from messing up the top of the white frosting. It was then I started decorating.
The cake was not only tasty, but all the kids couldn't wait to get a piece of Elmo's beautiful head.
This was my first character cake, didn't expect it to even turn out but I was pleasantly surprised. I just cooked two dome cakes with a Pyrex glass bowl. I used 2 boxes of cake mix and put 3cups in each bowl and then made cupcakes with the leftovers.
I then put them together and gave them a crumb coat and placed it in the freezer for 45min. Then gave it it's final coat and pricked it with a fork to give it the fuzz affect. I was going to cut a wedge out for his mouth but thought it might topple over so I just drew that in.
I used cupcakes for his nose and eyes. Just had to shape them. Cut the cupcake down to about an inch thick for his nose and kind of shaped it like a teardrop. And for his eyes I basically removed the "muffin top" part and then rounded the edges. I made sure to ice the eyes and nose as much as I could (at least get the parts that are going to be touching the red) so that I didn't smear red all over.
Then just kept it in the fridge until ready to eat so the icing wouldn't melt off. I did use store bought icing which did melt off an hour after we cut into the cake. Make sure to use a lot of toothpicks for the eyes and nose. I think I used 3 for the nose and 2 on each eyeball and 2 to connect the eyeballs to each other.