My little girl loves Elmo and has many Elmo toys. Since she likes Elmo so much, I decided to design and make my own Elmo Birthday Cake. This cake is a butter cake which is "hard" enough for the fondant to rest onto. I bought ready made fondant from supermarket, rolled it flat and cover over the cake. I printed Elmo's face from the internet, roll some icing with red colouring and cut out the shape of Elmo's face following the printout.
With more icing, I formed them into 2 eye balls and nose and placed it on top of the face and background. With black food colouring, I used the back of a bamboo skewer to draw the eye, mouth and outline the shape. Wordings were also written with food colouring. My 2 year old girl is so fascinated by it and she calls it “Elmo Cake”.
I baked a typical round birthday cake bearing Elmo's head!
I frosted the bottom with red frosting and the top circle with white icing. I then went online and printed out an Elmo head and cut him out. It worked better to do Elmo's head in three parts: firstly, the big part of the head, secondly, the eyes and nose together, and, thirdly, the pupils.
I used a cake tester to trace around everything and, when I was frosting the cake parts, I put the icing in a small baggy and cut a hole in the corner to direct the icing.
I bought black icing to make the outline much easier.
I used an Elmo cake pan for this Homemade Elmo Birthday Cake. For his fur I used red food color and coconut. His nose is a large gum drop and his eyes are rolled out of taffy with a licorice berry as the black.
The Ice Cream is rolled out and cut/shaped taffy. The hat is strips of sour/sugar candy purchased in bulk section. Fuzzy Hat topper is green coconut. I used a tube of black decorators frosting to make his mouth.
All around him are dots of candy.
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I wanted to create an Elmo Birthday Cake for my son for his second birthday. I had seen the Elmo cake pans, but wanted to do something different, so I made a confetti sheet cake and drew a picture of Elmo on the top of it.
I think it turned out pretty good for my first and only attempt. My tip would be to make the cake the day before and keep it in the fridge so it is nice and cold for when you are ready to frost it.
This Elmo Birthday Cake was my first ever birthday cake for my nephew. I used the Elmo cake pan and the Wilton's 1/2 sheet cake.
I wanted the cake to say "Happy Birthday Kolby" so I placed the Elmo cake over to the side. This was my first experience with square cakes (1/2 sheet), so getting the edges nice was a huge challenge. All in all, I had a blast, although it took a long time to decorate, it wasn't that hard at all!
I got very lucky and found this cake pan on eBay. It's a mini-cake pan! It's perfect for a special cake for the birthday child alone. I have made this little Homemade Elmo Birthday Cake several times for friends and for each of my own children. Every time it gets better and better. I would love to try a different tip to make Elmo look furry, but have not had the opportunity to try. I LOVE this cake pan!
For my son's 2nd birthday we had an Elmo-themed party.
The Elmo Birthday Cupcakes were made from a store-bought mix and I used red tinted buttercream icing and a star tip to make the "fur". To make the eyes, we cut a large marshmallow in half and placed it sticky side up on the face. Then we put a mini chocolate chip in the middle for the pupil. The nose was made out of an orange gumdrop.