This Elmo themed cake was made for my son's 2nd birthday. The top is a double layer cake, with butter cream and marshmallow fondant. We used the Sesame Street cut-out on the site as a stencil for the "Greyson" Sesame Street sign. We emphasized the "2" for his birthday. The sides of the cake have "abc" and "123" piped, the top has swirls. We cheated a bit and bought the toys for the top!
The middle layer had chocolate chip cookies with tinted butter cream smashed in between. With googley eyes piped of course!
The bottom layer had cupcakes topped with butter cream. My husband then cut out circles from fondant and used butter cream to make them look as much like the characters as possible. Job well done hubby! He also constructed the last minute stand and covered in Sesame Street paper for his little guy!
Everything was delicious!
We were impressed with the marshmallow fondant, it was much better than the store bought we tried before. My son loved his cake, but the toys on top couldn't be beat.
What I'm really proud of is getting this cake finished. Since my son's birthday is the day after Christmas (not to mention the newborn too!).
I started with nothing but a pack of toys and determination but ended up with a amazing cake!
I made this Elmo Smash Birthday Cake for my daughter's first birthday. She loves Elmo and was thrilled to see him on her cake! I used a 6 inch cake pan normally used for the top tier of a wedding cake. I used regular devil's food cake mix and regular white icing.
I dyed the icing red using a red gel coloring. I used ready made fondant for the eyes and the nose. I added yellow and red coloring to make orange for the nose and mixed that into the fondant. I piped black gel coloring onto the eyes, I also used this for the mouth which was also piped on.
My daughter is gluten intolerant, and loves Elmo! I hired the Wilton's tin and made a packet gluten free chocolate packet cake. I did it the easy way and used the pre made Betty Crocker icing and coloured it as needed, and used 'plastic' icing for the white bits which I did first because if coloured icing went on, it was easy to wipe off!
This Elmo Turns 2 Birthday Cake took me 2.5hrs and was a complete labour of love, but I was over the moon with how well it turned out!
This Sesame Street Elmo Cake is a very simple cake I made just for practicing with a banana packet cake I just bought. It was made from a round cake pan and I trimmed the cake to make the shape of the eyes. I piped all his fur on with buttercream and used the leftover cake for his nose. My buttercream was a bit soft but if you want his fur to be more rough and spiky put more icing sugar in the mix.