Sunny Day Elmo Cake


Sweep the clouds away and create a fun birthday surprise for your kids with this Sunny Day Elmo Cake. Easy to decorate, this Sesame Street cake is simple enough for even the most novice of decorators to make. Best of all, the Sesame Street Elmo Cake Pan outlines all of Elmo’s features for you, so decorating this cute character cake is just as easy as coloring in a coloring book!
Makes: Serves 12
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Step 1

Bake cake. Bake and cool cake in Elmo pan following recipe instructions.

Step 2

Prepare and tint icing. Prepare icing following recipe instructions. Using icing colors, tint ½ cup icing black, ¼ cup orange and 1½ cup red following color combination provided. Reserve remaining ¾ cup icing white.

*Combine Red-Red and Christmas Red icing colors to get red color shown.

Step 3

Decorate cake. Using spatula and white icing, ice eyes smooth. Using spatula and black icing, ice inside of mouth smooth. Using spatula and orange icing, ice nose smooth. Using spatula and red icing, ice Elmo face, leaving swirls in icing.

Prepare decorating bag with tip 3 and black icing. Pipe smile on Elmo.

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Sunny Day Elmo Cake is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 71.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to complete The pan makes this cake an easy delight. Make sure to "grease and flour" the pan well in order to get the cake to release. For best results, refrigerate the cake before frosting.
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome I used this cake mold for my nephew's first birthday. I agree with a previous reviewer that the receipe for the icing was not good. It was too sweet. To get the star decorating done faster I purchased the Wilton tip that had 3 stars on it. Worked perfect cut down on the time.
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was my first attempt at a 'fancy' cake.The instructions were very easy to follow. I'd never used a shaped cake pan or a icing kit. I had a hard time getting the icing red, but eventually got it. It took more time then I thought to do the entire cake with the little stars, but the end result was so worth it! The look on my 2 year old daughter's face was priceless. I forgot all about the time it took and the cramped hands.
Date published: 2013-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love making this made for a friend little girl
Date published: 2013-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the first cake I have decorated and surprisingly it turned out great! Some notes/ideas I learned along the way for fellow bakers attempting this cake. Invest in disposable icing bags and a minimum of 4 couplers (1 for each color). Unless you have a cake mix recipe that you already use, box cake mix works just as well. I first attempted a cake from scratch which was great tasting, but a heavy, cornbread like cake. I ended up whipping up a Pillsbury box cake also and decorating that one instead. If short on time, all ready made frosting works great but may need to be chilled after placing in disposable bag. I made frosting using 2 boxes of Wilton powdered mix. On the printable directions it says to use 4 teaspoons per box less liquid however the frosting was too stiff and I added back in the liquid (milk). It was still too stiff so I added water - caution only add a teaspoon at a time as it doesn't take much to thin. In hind sight for the cost, time, and taste next time I would use ready made frosting. Never having any experience with coloring took a little time to get the right colors. I used the recommended Wilton dyes. Black is easy enough, orange was not bad. To tame down the neon orange, add a tiny bit of red using a toothpick. I had to use about 1/2 ounce of the red no taste dye to get Elmo red. Don't forget to add a few tiny clumps of orange dye to the red. It ended up being a deep strawberry color but after refrigerating the frosting for a couple of hours it darkened and to my surprised turned out Elmo red! Finally time to decorate! I did the mouth first then the nose. I then moved to forming stars in red, outlying nose and eyes first. When the icing warms up the stars become sloppy looking so you need to chill it again. Be sure to use couplers so the metal tip can be removed while chilling otherwise the tip gets too cold and by the time it warms up enough to get the icing moving the rest of the icing is almost to soft. While the red was chilling I did the eyes. After it was all done my 11 mth old had no difficulty recognizing Elmo. I plan on making this again for my daughters first birthday smash cake. To make things easier and since it will only be her eating it I plan on using ready made strawberry and vanilla frosting (then add dyes) along with a box cake.
Date published: 2013-02-27
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