I made this Elmo cake for my son's 2nd birthday. I have never decorated a cake before. He is obsessed with Elmo so I decided to tackle an Elmo cake. We were having so many people over that the standard Elmo cake pan wouldn't make enough cake for everyone. So, I made a 16 x 2 round cake to set Elmo on.
I used 5 cake mixes total; 3 for the 16" and 2 for Elmo. I also wanted to fill the cake but I didn't want to chance cutting a 16" cake in half. Instead I poked holes in it and piped in lemon filling with a pastry bag without a tip. I iced the entire bottom layer and added Elmo on top. I did the top of Elmo with a large star tip and just frosted the sides and pulled them with a spatula.
I did his eyes and nose with an offset small spatula. I did the lettering with black gel icing. The cake pan didn't totally fit in my oven since it was so big so I added the sprinkles to mask some of the uneven-ness of the cake. In total this took me 5 hours.
Everyone loved the cake and couldn't believe I made it and didn't buy it. After all that I am very luck that my husband gave me an excellent back massage!
I made this Elmo cake for my best friend's son's 1st birthday. We have a deal going on that I make the cakes for her kids and she makes the sausage rolls for my kids, its a great deal. Anyway she waned an Elmo cake as Jed was so into him and just had to have it.
I made this one by baking up 2 huge cakes in my roasting pans and using a picture of Elmo that I printed from the net and made to size as my template. It really wasn't that hard, although I did need to use a little patience when trying to get it the right size.
I then used butter icing, coloured using a paste from the cake decorating shop ( these give a much richer colour) to give Elmo his fur. I added the coloured balls with Jed's name on them to give a bit more colour to the whole thing. These were just made out of smaller cakes and I used M&M's to write the letters of his name.
Hello. I really enjoyed making this cake. I made this for my cousins 2 year old little girl. The smile on her face was priceless. I used the Wilton Elmo cake pan and additional cupcakes. For the Elmo cake I used Devils food cake and Strawberry Cake for the cupcakes. I even used real chocolate chips for the cookies. I really enjoyed this cake. Thanks for visiting.
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