This is a cake I made for my nephew. He loves Elmo, so I decided to make this homemade Elmo birthday cake.
There were quite a few people so I knew that the Elmo character pan wouldn't be enough, so I decided to put that cake on top of a 12x18 sheet cake. I made both cakes the night before and let them sit. Then I decorated them both the next day. I frosted the 12x18 cake then put the Elmo cake on top, centering as much as I could.
I decorated Elmo and decided to put ABC's all around the sides of the cake. I was just about done and you can see where my daughter bumped it on the corner. I was so sad, I put so much work into it, I started crying, but then patched it as good as I could.
This homemade Elmo birthday cake was so easy to make. We used a 16-inch round Wilton cake pan and an Elmo mold cake pan. We just used ordinary cake mixes prepared as directed (NOTE: It took 3 cake mixes for the round pan and 1 and 1/2 mixes for the Elmo pan).
We used ordinary store bought icing in tubes that were already colored in the colors red, green, orange, and black. We used 3 double sized containers of whipped white icing to cover the round cake. We used the tips that make stars with to coloring Elmo. We dipped our fingers in water to smooth out the white icing over Elmo's eyes and the orange icing over his nose, and black over his mouth.
This homemade Elmo birthday cake is very simple to create. Everybody loved it!
I made this cake for my niece's 2nd birthday part. The Elmo head is chocolate make with the Wilton Elmo cake pan. The cake is double layer 12 and 14 in red velvet cake with cream cheese icing.
I covered the homemade Elmo birthday cake with home made marshmallow fondant and tinted it yellow and purple, her favorite color. The paper burst were made with fondant mixed with gum-tex to help it firm up. I waited til the day of the party to assemble the Elmo birthday cake.
Everyone enjoyed the cake especially the b-day girl. Along with the cake I made cupcakes with crayon scribbles to hold off the kids that couldn't wait for a sugar rush.
I freehand drew the images on the cakes from a coloring page that I had already. I used buttercream icing and a "hair" tip. Great for making grass too!! The small smash cake is a 6" and the large one is a 12". This was for my son's 1st birthday at home. I will be posting his party cakes later.