I made Elmo’s head out of cupcakes. I figured since his head is mostly round it wouldn’t be to hard to do.
I used just one regular devils food cake mix and did Elmo cupcake holders. I colored white vanillas frosting out of the tub, I believe it was Duncan Hines. I colored it red, orange and black and left white for the eyes. I did refrigerate the cupcakes for easier frosting,and used the frosting at room temp.
I just kind of smooshed the cupcakes into a shape that looked like Elmo, and started frosting. The eyes I frosted white and did black circles of frosting on them for pupils. I did the nose orange, and then I drew a big black frosting smile with cake decorating tip, then filled it in. I think it turned out OK and my son loved it. And cupcakes were perfect for him and all his 2 year old friends!
I got the idea for Elmo’s friends from someone else on this site. I used smarties for the eyes, peanut M&M’s for some noses and skittles for others.