My 2 year old LOVES Elmo (I swear it was one of his first words), so a homemade Elmo birthday cake was a no-brainer. However, I couldn't justify spending the money on an Elmo cake pan that I would use once.
This homemade Elmo birthday cake I made out of two 8-inch rounds, which I iced together. I then did the mouth first using black icing, created by coloring white frosting with Wilton food dye (WAY better than food coloring... mainly because it actually washes out of things... including my fingers!).
I used a flat tip for the mouth and then smoothed it over with a fork (I also simply used a freezer bag with the corner snipped off as my icing bag). I then used red icing, created by coloring white frosting with Wilton icing dye, I piped the icing all over the cake using a star tip to make it look like fur. I had some trouble on the sides, but was able to salvage the look by using a fork to "fluff" the icing once I was done.
The eyes and nose were cupcake tops. The eyes were simply frosted with white icing and then I used leftover black for the pupils. The nose was a cupcake that, fortunately, was a bit mis-shaped to look like Elmo's nose (that was frosted with icing dyed orange).
I did find that refrigerating the cake overnight after I iced it helped it set and actually helped make the fur look better. My son loved his homemade Elmo birthday cake... he kept asking to see it all day before the party!
I made this delicious Homemade Elmo Birthday Cake for my cousin's 2nd birthday. He loves Elmo and this cake made his birthday extra special!. For the bottom tier, I used a 10 inch round and the cake was a triple layer of van/choc/van with vanilla buttercream in between each layer. Middle tier was a 8inch round choc/van/choc again with vanilla buttercream and top tier was a 6 inch round van/choc/van.
The bottom and top tiers were covered in red fondant with fondant accents. The center tier was covered in red buttercream icing to make it look like HAIR! This cake was fairly easy to assemble and i doweled it with straws which are wayyyy cheaper than wooden dowels. Feel free to ask any quesions.
I designed an Elmo cake for a 1st Birthday. I did a 3 tiered cake flavored banana and with banana filling. The cake was then dirty iced with butter cream and covered with fondant dyed red. I made my own fondant out of marshmallows. I designed Elmo's body out of my sports ball shaped cake pan and made it look like he was sitting down on the side of the cake.
I covered Elmo's body with red butter cream icing to give Elmo's fur texture. I made his arms and legs out of rice krispie treats and his eyes out of rice krispie treats. I added balloons and gifts made out of fondant. Cake was a big hit!
My friend's little girl loves Elmo so I found a picture out of a coloring book and traced it on the cake with piping gel.
I used Wilton's buttercream icing recipe and colors. Black gel to fill in the mouth.
This was my very first cake so I had a hard time with smoothing the cake out. I used the the Wilton's basic yellow cake recipe and got all of the recipes and info from the Wilton web site. It is a very helpful site.
My daughter's 1st birthday cake had to be an Elmo Birthday Cake, since she cheered every time he appeared on TV. I have never made a character cake before, and I just followed a picture I had of him.
I used Wilson frosting red, black, white, and orange. I used the star tip for his face and used a butter knife for the nose, mouth, and eyes. It took only about 45 minutes to decorate. My daughter loved it!