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Sesame Street Elmo's Birthday Cake


Makes: Cake serve 103.
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

In advance: Make fondant paper bursts, hands and crayon.

For paper bursts: Add 3/4 teaspoon Gum-Tex to 8 oz. fondant; tint Lemon Yellow. Roll out 1/8 in. thick; using pattern, cut 24 bursts. Let dry on large flower formers dusted with cornstarch.

For crayon: Add 1/4 teaspoon Gum-Tex to 2 oz. fondant; tint Lemon Yellow/Golden Yellow combination. Roll a 3/4 in. diameter log and form top end into cone shape. With edge of knife, score top of log 3/4 in. from tip. Tint 1 oz. of fondant black, roll out 1/16 in. thick. Cut 2 strips 1/16 x 2 1/2 in. long; wrap around scored area of crayon and attach with damp brush.

For hands: Add 1 teaspoon Gum-Tex to 12 oz. fondant and tint Red-Red/Christmas Red combination. Divide in half; roll each half into a ball. Using lollipop stick, indent to form three fingers on each; shape and smooth. For left hand, cut slit in back with knife and separate slightly to fit crayon. Let all pieces dry overnight.

Step 2

Also: Make Elmo candy plaque.

Step 3

Prepare 2-layer round cakes for Stacked Construction and rolled fondant . Tint 80 oz. fondant blue and 60 oz. yellow; cover cakes and smooth with Fondant Smoothers.

Step 4

Draw scribbles on each cake with FoodWriter markers. For letters, tint 1 1/2 oz. fondant each: rose, orange, green. Tint 1 1/2 oz. of remaining blue and yellow fondant darker shades than used to cover cake. Roll out fondant 1/8 in. thick; cut message using cutters from set. Attach letters with damp brush. Pipe tip 3 lines on letters in buttercream.

Step 5

For borders: Roll 1/4 in. diameter logs of blue and yellow fondant. Cut logs into 3/4 in. pieces; roll each into a ball and attach to base of cake with dots of icing. Insert candy plaque in cake top. Insert lollipop stick into hand with crayon; insert in cake. Position other hand. Attach paper bursts with melted yellow candy.

*Combine Lemon Yellow with Golden Yellow for yellow covering cake. Combine Leaf Green with Lemon Yellow for green letters. Combine Christmas Red with Red-Red and a small amount of black for red hands.

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Sesame Street Elmo's Birthday Cake is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I absolutely loved doing this cake! The Elmo plaque wasn't difficult, as long as you had patience. The "crayon" letters were adorable, and I loved the scribbling on the actual cake with the food writer markers. Just make sure your candy is completely melted, and hot enough, so it doesn't leave lines in the plaque. And, if I were to do this cake again, I would use a large tip and do a ball border instead of rolling all the fondant balls around the base of the cakes. They seemed to roll around a little in the car while transporting it.
Date published: 2011-05-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This was my very first wilton cake! i made it for my boys 2nd birthday! I also made the chocolate palque by filling in the pan only a third full. the marker did not work for me, but after all i think it turned out great!! I think it would be a great idea to add pictures to these reviews!
Date published: 2010-12-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The melting of the chocolate was easy, but it became a very heavy piece to balance on top of the cake, and the final result did not seem as shiny a sin the book. I think I need to try it again.
Date published: 2010-11-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I made this cake for a friend of mine.l I did make the elmo face out of chocolate like the directions said. They said to complete fill the pan with chocolate which take a lot of chocolate and makes the face VERY heavy. I filled it about 2 inches and let it dry. There were some steps left out but all in all the cake came out great
Date published: 2010-11-30
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