Coolest Sesame Street Cake

This Sesame Street cake was the second tier cake that I had ever made. I was amazed that it came out straight. The top tier is two layers of strawberry cake with red butter cream frosting. My son devoured it.

The middle tier was a two layer Swiss chocolate cake with blue butter cream frosting. The bottom tier was a two layer french vanilla cake with yellow butter cream frosting. There are wooden dowels used as supports under each tier and cake board.

When I frosted the layers, I had a hard time getting the bright red color needed for Elmo, even though I purchased red food color gel. I ended up going to the grocery store and purchasing a large bottle of liquid red food coloring that had to be added to get the color from pink to red. It also darkened in color a bit once the icing had “set.”

I had originally planned on making cut-outs of each of the three characters on edible paper that I colored in with non-toxic markers, but at the last minute, I got the idea to just make their faces on the cakes. The characters are so recognizable, that it worked well. I bought the Sesame Street baby candles at a local party supply store, and placed them on top after the cake had been moved to its permanent location.

The cake was so heavy that I had to place it on a sturdy pizza pan to carry it.

9 thoughts on “Coolest Sesame Street Cake”

  1. This is the cutest idea. My son is turning one and I want to make this cake for him. Would you mind telling me what size pans you used?

  2. This cake is awesome! I wanted to make a cool baby cake for my daughter to mash into on her 1st birthday. So I think I’m going to make one the size of your top layer and decorate it like Elmo, putting the face on top. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. This cake is just what I had in mind for my two year old daughter. I’m just going to make two tiers. Elmo and Cookie. Thank you for posting this!! Beautiful cake.

  4. You did a beautiful job! I’ve always had trouble with red. The best luck I’ve had when I’ve wanted to get the dark intense color is to use Wilton’s Christmas Red. I’m looking for ideas for a sesame street cake, but much smaller, for my one year old grandson.

  5. Cute cake! I’m going to attempt to make this same cake for my son’s 2nd birthday which is coming up in March! Thanks for the inspirations :)


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