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Coolest Elmo Cake 62

by Stacy
(Blairsville, GA)

Elmo Cake

Elmo Cake

I baked my Elmo cake in a 14" x 14" square pan using 2 cake mixes. I took out about a cup of the batter and baked in a small glass mixing bowl for Elmo's face.

After the cake cooled I trimmed the round one to be more of an oval shape and cut out a mouth then placed on top of square cake. I made the eyes and nose on a plate out of stiff buttercream icing with a #12 round tip and set aside to let it firm up.

I iced the whole cake with white buttercream. Then with a toothpick drew his body, arms and hands. Using Wilton's no taste red paste food coloring I filled in the body and covered the head using a #21 star tip pulling the icing out to resemble fur. Then filled in the mouth with black icing and the pupils on the eyes. I transfered the eyes and nose onto the cake with a small spatula. Then added different size dots to the side of the cake in various colors.

Using the big round tip I made a number 2. Then wrote my message. I dipped my finger in corn starch and flattened each dot and the number 2 to make them smooth. Also flattened the black mouth. I used the same big round tip to make a border.

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So cute!
by: Tammi

This is so great - Elmo looks so cuddly you almost want to hug him! I may steal this idea for my son's 2nd birthday, I've been pondering ideas for an Elmo cake for him! Fabulous job!

Love your Elmo
by: RosieC

I love your Elmo cake and your instructions make it sound so easy to do..thanks, may have to give this one a try someday...great job on it.

Love it!
by: Ashley

Your Elmo cake is awesome! I'll have to attempt this one for my son's 2nd birthday in July. Thanks for sharing.

by: Cumming, GA

This is the cutest Elmo cake. I'm going to try this on a cookie cake for my son's 2nd Birthday next week. Thanks for posting this picture.

So cute!
by: Mommy23

My son loves Elmo, so I'm going to try baking a homemade Elmo cake for his 2nd birthday. This is one of the cutest one's I've seen. I can't wait to see how it comes out! Thanks for the tips :)

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3D Elmo Cake

by Melanie Phillips
(Henagar, AL)

This is the cake I made for my son for his 1st birthday. I used with Wilton 3d stand up bear pan and for the base cake used 2 9x13 cakes. I used the buttercream frosting recipe that is on the Wilton webpage and for the hat, eyes, nose, and mouth used the marshmallow fondant also on the Wilton webpage. If making this cake I would definitely use the no-taste red icing coloring because with this much red, the taste really stands out and is not so pleasurable to the palate. My son seemed to enjoy it okay though. I received so many compliments on this cake. It took me 8 hours, 4 cake mixes, a dozen eggs, 6 pounds of confectioner's sugar and 4 sticks of butter but we finally got it done and I was so glad. My hand was cramping something awful. I am an ameteur when it comes to cake decorating, but I have to say that I even impressed myself with this one.

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Great Job!
by: Stephanie

I think you did a great job! I don't know you but the more you practice the better your gonna get and if your Elmo cake is any indication of your skill level then your gonna be fabulous!

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Coolest Big Bird And Elmo Birthday Cake 26

by Jeanette S.
(Ontario, Canada)

Big Bird And Elmo Birthday Cake

Big Bird And Elmo Birthday Cake

My youngest daughter is in love with Big Bird and Elmo. For her first birthday, I used some of the info on this site to construct this Big Bird and Elmo cake.

I used a box cake for the bottom rectangle, then rented the Wilton Sport's Ball pan to bake a round cake, using the two halves as the characters' heads. Half a sugar cone was used for Big Bird's beak, and I embedded a plastic easter egg in Elmo's head for his nose. The bottom half of four other easter eggs were the eyeballs for both and mini Oreos were the centers of the eyes.

A leaf tip works great for feathers, and a double tip, normally used for writing, worked well for Elmo's fur.

My daughter loved it, and so did her guests! Thanks to all on this site for the fabulous idea.

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Coolest Abby Cadabby And Elmo Birthday Cake 21

by Angela F.

Homemade Abby Cadabby And Elmo Birthday Cake

Homemade Abby Cadabby And Elmo Birthday Cake

I made this Abby Cadabby And Elmo Birthday Cake for my daughter's 3rd birthday. She loves Elmo and that's what she asked for. I made 2 boxed cakes and frosted them with canned icing.

For the design I covered the picture of Elmo and Abby with plastic wrap and taped it to a cutting board. I used decorating icing that comes in the tube in the cake section and to trace out my figures. After letting it set I mixed the colors of frosting that I would need to fill in the characters.

After letting the characters freeze I turned them out onto the frosted cake. I used Wilton's colored sugar to sprinkle over the top.

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Very cute!
by: Anonymous

So you traced it with icing, filled in the characters, froze the whole thing on the cutting board...and then what? Did you flip the plastic wrap upside down? Or did the frozen frosting characters stay together and you just slid them off the plastic wrap onto the frosted cake? I love it and don't have time to not do it right. Any more info would be great!

Love the picture
by: maureen

I would like to know too how did you move the picture to the cake.... my cake decorating skills are nil but I have to Oct 13 to pull this off... please respond or if anyone else knows please text back.
thank you,

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