Cool Elmo Cake

I baked my Elmo cake in a 14″ x 14″ square pan using 2 cake mixes. I took out about a cup of the batter and baked in a small glass mixing bowl for Elmo’s face.

After the cake cooled I trimmed the round one to be more of an oval shape and cut out a mouth then placed on top of square cake. I made the eyes and nose on a plate out of stiff buttercream icing with a #12 round tip and set aside to let it firm up.

I iced the whole cake with white buttercream. Then with a toothpick drew his body, arms and hands. Using Wilton’s no taste red paste food coloring I filled in the body and covered the head using a #21 star tip pulling the icing out to resemble fur. Then filled in the mouth with black icing and the pupils on the eyes. I transfered the eyes and nose onto the cake with a small spatula. Then added different size dots to the side of the cake in various colors.

Using the big round tip I made a number 2. Then wrote my message. I dipped my finger in corn starch and flattened each dot and the number 2 to make them smooth. Also flattened the black mouth. I used the same big round tip to make a border.

5 thoughts on “Cool Elmo Cake”

  1. This is so great – Elmo looks so cuddly you almost want to hug him! I may steal this idea for my son’s 2nd birthday, I’ve been pondering ideas for an Elmo cake for him! Fabulous job!

  2. I love your Elmo cake and your instructions make it sound so easy to do..thanks, may have to give this one a try someday…great job on it.

  3. Your Elmo cake is awesome! I’ll have to attempt this one for my son’s 2nd birthday in July. Thanks for sharing.

  4. This is the cutest Elmo cake. I’m going to try this on a cookie cake for my son’s 2nd Birthday next week. Thanks for posting this picture.

  5. My son loves Elmo, so I’m going to try baking a homemade Elmo cake for his 2nd birthday. This is one of the cutest one’s I’ve seen. I can’t wait to see how it comes out! Thanks for the tips :)


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