This Homemade Elmo Birthday Cupcakes and Cake is very simple if you have the Wilton Elmo cake pan. Just bake according to directions on pan and also bake a batch of cupcakes. One tip for decorating cake: if you let the frosting get slightly warm before piping the red star shapes, Elmo’s “fur” will appear fluffier (and less pointy) and shinier.
For the cupcakes I used Elmo cupcake liners. Frost each with red frosting. Tip: gel food coloring works much better than liquid for achieving a bright red color. Then, for each cupcake cut the following in half: a marshmallow, a black jelly bean and an orange gumball. The jelly beans will stick best if you apply them to the sticky side of the cut marshmallow.
Easy and cute!