My grandson loves Elmo, so for his first birthday cake I chose a Sesame Street 1st Birthday Cake. I purchased all of the characters in the toy section. I wanted to use bright primary colors to continue on with the Sesame Street theme. I rolled out Wilton primary color rolled fondant and used Star fondant shapes to create the various star shapes. I let them dry on a cookie sheet for two days.
I also rolled out balls to create the colorful bead boarder. I baked 2 – 10 inch round cakes and 2 – 8 inch round cakes. Frosted them with our favorite buttercream in white. Once frosted I stacked the 2 layers on top of each other after sprinkling coconut on the bottom layer to avoid the cakes from sticking. I alternated the fondant beads on the top and bottom inside layers and did a simply small shell boarder on the outside edge of the cakes in white.
I dusted the entire cake in edible white glitter for sparkle. Then, I started adding the pre-cut fondant stars on the outside, staggering them as I went. Once all of the fondant pieces were on, I placed the characters on various levels and finished with a few small stars on the top of the cake.