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Coolest Elmo Cake 54

by Jacqueline
(Atlanta, GA)

Elmo Cake

Elmo Cake

My Elmo cake is really 72 cupcakes positioned on a giant piece of cardboard in the shape of Elmo's head. It was a lot of planning. First I made a blueprint design using circles to represent each cupcake and I shaped these circles on paper to make the shape of Elmo's head.

I started baking cupcakes right away. I made three different kinds, Chocolate, Vanilla, and Strawberry so there would be a variety. I had a huge guest list.

Then after the cupcakes had cooled I just began putting them together to form Elmo's head. Next came the frosting. I used store bought frosting, the ones in the can that come in all colors. I had Red-For the Fur, Orange for the nose, and White for the eyes, and Black for the mouth and the outline.

I was very short on time so I had some of the older kids help ice and they loved helping out. The last thing I did was add the red glitter sprinkles to give it something more. When the cake came down to the party you wouldn't believe all the comments and compliments I got. I was so proud, my first attempt at a cake for my son's first birthday came out better than I hoped!

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WoW!
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WoW!

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Coolest Elmo Cake 55

by Dawn
(Colorado)

Elmo Cake

Elmo Cake

This Elmo cake was made for my daughter's (who is a huge Elmo fan) second birthday. I used the Wilton cuddly 3-D bear mold, but for some reason the cake didn't fill the entire mold, so I ended up with half a bear.

Short on time, I had to make it work, so I cut of the ears and the nose and leveled the base. To get the really red color I ended up using 2 vials of Wilton's icing color and some regular food coloring. I used the Wilton tip #233 for fur but the food coloring had liquified the frosting just enough that it wouldn't hold shape, so I ended up smoothing it on with a spatula.

The nose and eyes are shaped from fondant and the packages are cake pieces cut, stacked and frosted. And although the end result was far from what I had envisioned, my daughter seemed perfectly happy!

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Coolest Elmo Cake 53

by Claire Waldoch
(Bismarck, ND)

Elmo Cake

Elmo Cake

This is an Elmo cake that was made for a little boys 1st Birthday! I used the Wilton Elmo shaped pan. This was the first time that I had used a shaped pan and I love it! It made decorating so easy!

I made sure to grease and flour just the bottom of the pan. The woman at the cake shop also suggested that I pour the cake batter in small amounts all around the cake pan and to try to avoid spreading the batter with a spatula. This would ensure that the butter and flour would stay on the shaped pan so my cake wouldn't stick.

It is frosted with buttercream frosting, I bought gel colors from a local cake shop to get the deep colors, the only problem is everyone's mouths were bright red!

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Elmo Cake 47

by Anh N. Nguyen
(Ankeny, IA)

Elmo Cake

Elmo Cake

Here's my attempt at a 3D Elmo Cake.

Body: I used the Wilton 3D teddy bear cake mold. I shaved off the ears and muzzle. Carved out a mouth where black frosting would go.

Eyes: I used gumpaste to roll the eyes and piped on black buttercream dots for the eyes. Attach with toothpicks.

Nose: I used gumpaste to mold Elmo's nose and mixed in orage wilton gel to get the orange color. Attach with toothpick.

Elmo's hair: I used the grass tip to pipe on red hair for elmo. Since Elmo's so red, I used roughly 2.5 bottles of Wilton's No Taste Red gel to achieve that dark red color.

Alphabet Blocks: I cut out blocks from fondant premade from Wilton's. (buy this at Michaels) and piped on letters for the name.

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You are awesome!
by: Anonymous

This is an awesome cake!! I've seen your other ones on this site and you have great talents!

Thanks for the Inspiration!!! And direction!
by: Dimika

This is a great cake. So great actually that I decided to try it out too. It was a hit. Now when I did it I had a bit of a problem trying to get the eyes to stay out but it made it through the party for the birthday boy. Again thanks soooo much for posting this.

Elmo!
by: Hannah

I recently started 2 make cakes. I'm making this cake 4 my nephew. He's turning 1. Thank u this was very helpful. I know my nephew will love it!!!! <3

gonna try
by: Lori Helppie

I just started this past year making birthday cakes for my granddaughters birthdays... I have been asked to make an Elmo cake for a friend of my daughter's son's first birthday ... I am going to be creative and try this but going to make it on top of a sheet cake with presents to add a little extra punch.... Pray I don't lose my mind...

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