I made this 3D Elmo Cake for my Elmo loving niece for her birthday. From the neck down, cakes are stacked and carved into the shape of Elmo. The arms and legs are made of rice crispy treats. I used a grass icing tip to make it look like fur. There is a dowel rod through the entire cake and attached to the cake base.
The head is made from cutting out the shape of the mouth in a Styrofoam ball. I used small Styrofoam balls cut in half and covered with fondant for the eyes and nose. Needless to say, it was the talk of the party by the kids and adults.
I made this homemade 1st birthday Elmo cake for my nephew's 1st Birthday. He seemed to like the "tickle me Elmo" I got him for Christmas so much so I thought the Elmo cake would be a great idea.
This homemade 1st birthday Elmo cake only took me about an hour to make. I used my own homemade butter cream icing for decorating. For some reason my star tip wasn't working well so I compromised and used a small thin spatula. It worked out a lot better because I was able to make Elmo's fur look furry. It was fun and easy to do and was a hit at the party.
I made this fun 2nd Birthday Elmo Cake for my son, Owen, who turns 2 tomorrow and is a big Elmo fan. My friends and family kept me company while I decorated Elmos's entire face and let's be honest--most of my face was covered by the end as well! Making Owen's cake from scratch each year is a tradition. I hope to continue throughout his chidhood--it just means so much to me.
It was a super fun cake to make; Owen LOVES it, and it looks great when it's all said and done!