Monday, December 12, 2011

Sesame Street Elmo Cake

Two tiers of cake with a rice cereal Elmo. Elmo is covered with buttercream (took 2 1/2 jars of food dye to get him red!!!!).  Customer Nicolette was kind enough to send me a picture on her table with the cute background. Thank you!

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  1. I love it!! I would like to know how did you color the rice cereal? :)

  2. Thanks for the question. I just made normal rice cereal treats. I shaped them and let them dry and harden over night. Then I covered them in red butter cream frosting to create the fur effect.

  3. Hi
    I absolutely adore your work! Unfortunately I live in Australia so i cant order a cake from you :(
    My son is going to have an Elmo theme for his 1st birthday so I would like to attempt something like this cake. Can you provide any tips or advice?
    Is there a recommended rice cereal recipe to use for Elmo? Same for the frosting? and how did you attach Elmo to the cake?
    Thanks for the inspiration :)

  4. I just used a normal rice cereal recipe with marshmallows and butter.The key is to let the pieces harden over night in the correct shapes. I used fondant to cover the cake and make the stars. The red Elmo fur is a classic butter cream recipe. It took A TON of red food coloring to get him red! There are wooden dowels on the bottom layer of cake to support the top round and the head. The head, arms, and feet, are all connected with food grade wooden dowels and a small amount of butter cream to act as glue.

  5. Hello, I love this cake. Can you tell me how much you would charge to make one? Thank you.

  6. The truth is I am quite a beginner and my prices reflect that. I can't make a perfect cake. The Elmo cake would be $150, as he takes about 14 hrs to create. He would probably start at $500 any where else. And I only drive within an hour of Livermore- just about SF to Stockton. Email me if you want to schedule. I don't have any openings in October or December. I have 1 spot left in November and 2 in January.

  7. Hi Melinda,

    I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE this Elmo cake!!! Ugghhh....I've been looking for the perfect Elmo cake for my daughter's 2nd birthday and this one takes the cake!!! I also live in the East Bay Area and would be truly delighted if you were able to do something like this for her birthday on May 4th.

    I hope you're available....