Thursday, May 17, 2012

Elmo Cake/Cupcakes

I was also asked to make my niece her very own cake to eat for her first birthday and Elmo is her favorite so I made an Elmo cake for her and then some Elmo cupcakes to go along with the Cookie Monster cupcakes. I am not a fan of characters because they always look silly or off if they aren't EXACTLY perfect but since it was for my nieces first birthday I decided to give it a try.

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This was my first Marble cake and I was surprised at how easy it was to do! If any of you need an awesome marble cake recipe let me know and I'll gladly give you the one I used.

making marble cake

marbled cake batter

Shaping Elmo's head
For the Elmo cake I just baked a round cake. Then I cut the top two corners (if a circle had corners lol) out and shaped what was left at the top into the eyes.

To frost Elmo I used my Wilton's Grass tip to give it more of a long fur or hairy look rather than a short fuzzy look (like a teddy bear or cookie monster). His eyes I frosted white with a spatula and then added the black round pupils.

Furry Elmo

His mouth is just frosted black and his nose is a peach flavored marshmallow I found that just happened to be about the right size. It turned out not too bad considering it was made from scratch without a mold.

Finished Elmo cake.

The Elmo cupcakes were pretty similar to the cake. They are frosted with the same tip as the cake and the eyes and nose are marshmallows (just smaller) but the mouth is an Oreo cut in half rather than frosted.

Frosted with Oreo mouth on
I wasn't very impressed with my Elmo Cupcakes but the Elmo cake and Cookie Monster cupcakes were cute enough that it didn't matter :)

All the finished Cupcakes and Cake

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