Elmo! Doesn't he make you smile?
This Elmo cake was one more new adventure for me. I wasn't quite sure how I was gonna get Elmo made, but quickly realized that rice cereal treats were the way to go. I wish I had pics of the process, but maybe you can follow along!
First I shaped Elmo's body out of the cereal, then I inserted a dowel rod into his body that was long enough to go all the way through the trunk of his body and about 3 inches into the cake. I also had about an inch sticking out of the top of his body to put his head onto.
Then I cut small dowels about 2 inches long for each arm. I made the arm out of the cereal, then put half the dowel in the arm, half into the body.
After it was all hardened (overnight), I used red candy melts to "glue" all the pieces together, then I covered all of him in the red. I used a fork to texture the almost hardened candy so he'd look furry.
After my first Elmo turned out so great, I was disappointed that I couldn't get his face just right. I think his smile was off - or maybe it was the proportions.
I worked on him and worked on him... and worked on him some more. At some point I just had to let good enough, be good enough.
I still think he was super cute - just not perfect!
This cake was two huge squares... 8" and 12" (nearly 70 servings). I used my exploding out of the cake method to get the Elmo bursting out of the cake effect. Then I used my favorite round cutters to make all the circles.
For the smash cake - I just made it simple. Two 6" cakes covered in vanilla buttercream and a few fondant decorations.
Did I miss any details? Do you have any questions about this cake? Please leave them in the comments!
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