My granddaughter invited Elmo to her 2nd birthday party, so I chose a Elmo Birthday Cake Idea for her. I used boxed cake mix and store bought icing. I used a bundt pan to make the cake for the body and a Pyrex bowl for the head. I cut a wedge out of the "head" for the mouth and frosted the inside of the wedge with chocolate frosting to which I had added black gel coloring. The eyes, nose and hands were made from fondant. They were attached using toothpicks.
I used jumbo marshmallows strung on wooden skewers for the arms. I assembled the cake on a round wooden base that has a dowel that went right up through the middle of the entire thing, keeping it from falling over. I frosted the entire cake with bright red frosting (I added red red gel coloring to white whipped frosting)using a star tip, pulling the tip down to different lengths so that it would look like fur.
It took quite a while to frost the whole thing, but I thought it was worth it in the end.
This Elmo Birthday Cake Idea is made with the Wilton Elmo pan. Use one recipe of Wilton's buttercream icing and color half red, 1/4 black, and leave the rest white. When you are finished with the red, you will add yellow to it to make it orange. Pipe the outline of the mouth and, using a small curved spatula, fill it in with black and smooth it with powdered sugar-coated spatula and/or fingers (washed of course!!
Without piping them, repeat for the eyes in white. Next, apply the red icing with a spatula and pat the icing with the spatula to make peaks all over to resemble fur, as you would meringue on a pie. If you need more red, color the remaining white to match. The nose was done the same as the mouth and eyes but in orange. The pupils of the eyes were piped on with a piping tip or just place about a half a teaspoon of black on the eye, and pat down smooth with your sugar-coated finger.
An extremely simple cake to make and fun to eat! Enjoy!
I made this Elmo Birthday Cake Idea for my 2 year old for his 2nd birthday. He loves Elmo, every time he sees Elmo he will say melmo. This cake took about 2 hours to just cut it out, we didn't use a cake pan. I just baked 4 1/4 sheet cakes and then we cut it out. It was two chocolate quarter cakes and two vanilla cakes. It took about 3 hours just to decorate it, it was all worth the time we put into it.
I couldn't of been happier with the way it turned out. It also took six cans of frosting to frost the entire cake. When it came down to frosting it, I had to recruit the help of my boyfriend and his friend to help frost this cake, because my hand would not have lasted if I needed to frost this entire cake by myself.
Everyone loved this cake and could not believe that it was a homemade cake. I can't wait to make the next one.