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Elmo Alphabet Cake 46

by Kathy Norris
(Warner Robins, GA)

Elmo's Alphabet Cake

Elmo's Alphabet Cake

Like most 2 year old's, my son is an Elmo fanatic. So what else could I do for his birthday but to make an Elmo's Alphabet Cake? I got the idea for this cake from another mother on this site but put my own touches on it. My son is learning the alphabet so I thought I'd put letters on it.

The base of the cake is a 12x18 sheet cake (which takes 4 cake mixes) and Elmo's face is the Elmo cake pan by Wilton (which takes 1 cake mix). I made both cakes 2 day's before the party, refrigerating the large one and freezing Elmo (large one wouldn't fit in my freezer).

The next day I decorated it with butter cream icing, smoothing it out on the base cake. I used a large star tip for Elmo's face and did every letter in the alphabet around the bottom. Make sure you make at least 5 batches of icing for this cake.

I thought it would take me a long time to decorate but it ended up only taking a couple of hours. I have a nursing baby so I had to keep stopping. I refrigerated the cake over night and it was really moist. Everyone loved it. Especially my son!

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Love it
by: Anonymous

I absolutely love this cake. It's cute

How do you freeze
by: Anonymous

Love this cake! I was wondering how you froze the cake? Do you let it cool and take it out of the Wilton pan or do you cover it with foil and freeze the cake in the pan?

Cool
by: Anonymous

I really think that was a great idea. Putting two cakes in one!

thanks
by: Anonymous

thank you so much for putting how much cake mix you used for the cake pans. I am doing the same for my daughter's birthday, and I didn't know exactly how much cake mix to use!!

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Coolest Elmo and Friends Cake 30

by Victoria
(Seattle, WA)

Homemade Elmo and Friends Cake

Homemade Elmo and Friends Cake

For my daughter's 2nd birthday, her theme was Sesame Street so I made her this Elmo and Friends Cake. I had boxed cake on hand so I made two 9 x 13 chocolate cakes. For the first one, I blew up a picture of Elmo, printed it out, and used it as a stencil. The second cake, I cut in half. The first half was used to make a smaller Cookie Monster cake, the second half was used for an Ernie cake. Again, I printed off pictures and used them as stencils to cut the cakes into shape. With the left over cake pieces, I cut 3 squares which I used as blocks for my daughter's name, Mia.

The icing is a basic buttercream colored red, blue, orange, green, and pink. I left some of it uncolored for the eyes and to write "Mia" on the blocks. I used a chocolate ganache icing and colored it black for the eyes, hair, and mouths. To make Cookie Monster furry, I colored some coconut blue and laid it on top of the blue buttercream I had spread on first. I also added orange flavoring to Ernie so all three of the cakes had 3 different flavors.

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Coolest Elmo Cake 74

by Leslie L.
(Cleveland, Ohio)

Homemade Elmo Cake

Homemade Elmo Cake

Elmo’s head is made from 2 boxed cake recipes baked in a Kitchen Aid stand mixer bowl. I baked it for 1 and ½ hours at 350 and then checked it every 10 minutes using a bamboo skewer until done.

Getting the frosting “Elmo red” took 1 and a half bottles of food coloring. Line edges of a cake stand with wax paper and invert cake on center of stand. Crumb coat the head with the red frosting. Insert eyes and nose into cake. The eyes are 2 Styrofoam balls covered in white frosting. The nose is a Styrofoam egg covered in orange-colored frosting. The eyes and nose are inserted into the cake with bamboo skewers.

I bought ready-made Wilton brand black frosting in a tube for the pupils of the eyes and the mouth. Elmo’s fur was created using the Wilton grass frosting tip. Remove wax paper from cake stand and voila – Elmo Cake!

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Love The Cake!!
by: Tori

This cake is great, how much would you charge to make one for my daughters birthday? We live in Elyria so I can pick-up (I think, where are you located in Cleveland?)

Love it
by: Kim R.

I love this cake as well! How much would you charge to make one??? I am in Independence.

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Coolest Elmo And Abby Birthday Cake 23

by Beverly
(Louisiana)

Homemade Elmo And Abby Birthday Cake

Homemade Elmo And Abby Birthday Cake

This Elmo And Abby Birthday Cake was my FIRST time EVER making a cake. I wanted my little girl's 2nd birthday to be special, and the theme was Elmo and Abby. This is the cake I imagined.

I did lots of research on making cakes through various websites, this one included. I made store bought box mix, and used a Walmart cake leveler to make them all level. I used a homemade butter cream icing a friend gave me, perfected it and went from there, used store bought fondant and played for 2 weeks making the characters.

It was a lot of stress for me, but I am very pleased with the end result, seeing as I had NEVER done this before.

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AWESOME
by: Sharon

This is absolutely awesome and I know you must have been so proud of this accomplishment Great Job!

Thank you
by: beverly

Thank you so much for the compliment...I was very proud :)

Beautiful Cake!!
by: Marianne Gray

You did a wonderful job on your cake!! I took a couple classes on cake decorating with a girlfriend of mine about 20 years ago, so, I do okay with buttercream icing. My daughter wants me to do a birthday cake for her son, my grandson, in fondant icing this month, and I've NEVER done fondant icing before. So, I'm finding myself in the same boat as you were. I have no idea how to do this, so, I went out and bought some supplies to practice with. She sent me some pics of some Elmo cakes that she would like me to pick from; they're 2 or 3 tiers. I figure that if I mess up too much with the first layer of the fondant, then I can cover up the goofs with cut out shapes and letters and stuff.....I'm sure you're a whole lot more comfortable with your work with cakes now, and you're probably looking for a reason to do another one?

great job
by: marliz

omg this looks so hard to do i wish i could do this

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