Thursday, January 19, 2012

elmo cake


Even though we didn't have a birthday party for my daughter Melodie's second birthday, I still wanted to make her a cake, to match the cookies and cupcakes that I made for her celebration at daycare.  So I made a cake in the shape of Elmo's face!


I wanted to try something other than chocolate cake, and decided to make a brown sugar cake from Martha's "Cupcakes" book.  I divided the batter in half and used this Elmo cake pan to bake each half of the batter, one half at a time.


Once both cakes were baked and cooled, I began making the filling.  Since I knew that the brown sugar cake was going to be pretty sweet, I wanted the filling to be light. so I whipped up a batch of cream cheese frosting, and then lightened it with a batch of freshly whipped cream.


For the frosting, I made a batch of cream cheese buttercream (basically a batch of buttercream frosting with a stick on cream cheese added to it).  Then after frosting Elmo's eyes with the white frosting using an offset spatula, I divided the rest of the frosting it into portions, and colored the them red, orange, and black.  Then I filled in Elmo's eyeballs and mouth with black frosting using a piping bag fitted with a #5 tip.  Next was Elmo's face with red frosting using a piping bag fitted with a star tip, and finally Elmo's nose with orange frosting using the offset spatula.


Melodie loved her Elmo cake!  Although I thought it was a little too sweet.  Also, the next time I make an Elmo cake, I think I'd flatten out the piping on the eyes and the mouth.


And now I'll leave you with a picture of the birthday girl, eating her cake!


10 comments:

  1. hi,im so in love with your blogs.i had my girl the elmo cake for her 2nd birthday 2 years back. and i've created a sesame street party for her. perhaps if you have time, do visit my blog too:
    http://lovebeingpreggie.blogspot.com/search/label/ayesha%202nd%20birthday

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    1. your cake looks beautiful! and your daughter is adorable!

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  2. This Elmo cake is super cute!! I like a lot your blog :)

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    1. thank you! i like your blog a lot too!!!

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  3. The birthday girl is ADORABLE! Looks like she enjoyed her Elmo cake. You did a great job. I kinda like the eyes and mouth how you have them now. :)

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    1. thanks alida! hmm .. maybe i won't change the way i do the eyes and mouth next time then!

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  4. Omg ;.; That´s so sweet*---*

    I loved <3

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  5. The cake is so cute and your daughter is adorable!

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