This Elmo birthday cake was a hit, I sat and managed to do Elmo in an hour. The cake is a double layered chocolate cake with chocolate butter-cream. Elmo is crafted completely from fondant, he has a lollipop stick in the center to hold him up.

I gave Elmo his fur look with an icing tip with holes, just pushing the tip in and twisting brings the fondant up and makes Elmo look a little softer. I hand cut the Sesame Street shape and added the birthday boys name and age.

He is to date one of my favorite figures I have done. It helps that there is just one lollipop stick holding him up and big fondant details to dry, so no little fiddly bits.