This Elmo cake was make out of 2 banana cakes and sugar paste. Baby Elmo was also made out of sugar paste.
This cake was made for my son’s 1st birthday, he loves Elmo but i didn’t want to make an Elmo face cake. So I found a cute picture of baby Elmo and copied the features to make him out of sugar paste.
To make baby Elmo I started by colouring my sugar paste red (you can also buy red sugar paste). I rolled a ball for his belly, 2 sausage shapes for his legs and 2 smaller sausage shapes for his arms, attached them to the ball and shaped until it looked like the picture. For his head I made another smaller ball and shaped it again to look like Elmo’s head.
I used a corn holder (one you use to eat corn on the cob) pushed it into Elmo’s head then pushed the other end into the body, shaped it a little more the added his face features all made out of sugar paste. I then softly wrapped Elmo with plastic wrap to keep him fresh.
The cakes were both banana cake with rolled sugar paste icing. I covered both cakes with the sugar paste and then placed the smaller one on top of the large cake. The smaller cake is offset to the back to allow room for the candle.
The cakes were stuck together with a sugar syrup.
Once the cakes were assembled I then cut out the shapes with cookie cutters and made the little presents then attached them to the cakes with a little bit of water.
Once finished I placed Elmo onto of the cake!
Very easy to make but looks great.