This Elmo cake was created for my niece who was turning two. It was created from a Barbie dress cake pan, and a Wilton small ball, a ten inch round and rice crispie treats. It is frosted in red icing with a medium star tip and red, white,orange, purple and black fondant.
There are three skewers holding on the head which was made from the small ball. I cut a slight mouth and put in the black fondant. His body is the Barbie pan and the round cake. I cut about three inches off the top to put on the head.
His arms and hands are rice crispie treats. Wrapped in fondant and secured with toothpicks. His eyes and nose were also fondant and fastened with toothpicks. He is holding a small cake wrapped in purple fondant with black dots. Inside he is red velvet and cream cheese frosting. The kids just loved him!
I made this Elmo cake for my son's 2nd birthday. It was my first attempt at a character cake, and it was a lot of fun. The cake is a 2-layer, 12 inch square, and required about 10 cups of batter per layer, and baked 55 minutes each. I used Betty Crocker pudding in the mix, Butter yellow, and I made vanilla buttercream for the frosting.
I used a picture of Elmo and traced the shape of it with a toothpick once the frosting crusted over. The details I added freehand with the icing. Then I used candy star sprinkles to place in and around his hands for the confetti, and I continued them down the front sides of the cake.
My son loved his cake! Thanks to this site for the inspiration!
I made this Elmo cake for my son's first birthday. I got idea from some other cakes on this site..
I made a basic white cake and 3 cup cakes for eyes and nose. I used moistening orange juice and sugar as moistening syrup for the cake. Also gave a glaze with orange juice and orange flavored jelly on top of the cake which gave it excellent taste.
I used Wilton black color mixed in melted chocolate for Elmo's mouth. Wilton no taste red and Betty Crocker cream cheese icing for Elmo's face. Elmo's eyes are creme cheese icing and 2 blue berries.
My baby loved it. This is the first time I've iced a cake so I consider this as an achievement.
I made this Elmo cake for my brother in law as a funny cake.
I didn't want to buy a cake pan so I traced the rectangle cake pan on to wax paper. I used an Elmo picture as reference and traced out the eyes and jagged edges to cut out. There very little waste of cake.
I used red dye for the face, made orange for the nose and used a VERY dark chocolate icing for the mouth and eyes.
I piped the eyes on but smoothed them out with a spatula.