Awesome Elmo Cakes

Fun And Fabulous Elmo Cakes
The Perfect Complement to an Elmo Birthday Party!


Elmo birthday cakes are a wonderful addition to an “Elmo’s World” themed birthday party, or a Sesame Street- themed party. This little red Muppet character with his vibrant red fur and his distinguished falsetto voice is a favorite among both children and adults, despite the fact that his popular segment on Sesame Street called, “Elmo’s World” is aimed at children four years old and younger.


Elmo Birthday Cakes – Bringing Elmo Into Your World

On this page, we have posted many pictures that display various types of Elmo birthday cakes. If you are preparing for a birthday party that integrates the Sesame Street theme or an Elmo theme, we encourage you to take a few moments to review these pictures for ideas, techniques, and designs that will assist you in creating your very own birthday cake.

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Cake Submitted By:
Kristen - Haddam, CT
Elmo Cake

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I have a boy and girl twins, both turning two, so I actually made two of these cakes. My kiddos love Sesame Street, and adore Elmo, so that is why I made this cake.

Cake-Making Tips:

I bought an Elmo cake pan. GREASE WELL with shortening and FLOUR LIBERALLY otherwise the cake will not come out of the pan. Let cake cool completely before frosting.

Start with the eyes, nose and mouth so you don't accidentally transfer color.

Use flavor-free dye to color the white frosting. For dark colors, after you add the dye, the longer it sits, the darker it gets. You don’t need to add more dye, just wait 5 or 10 minutes and it will darken.

I used a bunch of disposable pastry bags so I had all of my colors ready at the same time. I primarily used a medium star tip and small outlining tip. Add a touch of water and smooth eyes and mouth with your finger.

If you are right-handed, go left to right to fill in head so you don’t drag your sleeve in the frosting.


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Cake Submitted By:
Faith Ridge - Chicago, IL
Elmo Cake

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I had to bake an Elmo Cake for my son's second birthday because he was so crazy about Elmo.

I did lots of research online, but everything was so boring. I was about to give up, then one day while sitting at the dining table I looked at my son's booster seat made by The First Years. The chair is sky blue and black. I thought it would be nice to create a round cake and cover it with that shade of blue and place Elmo's head on top.

This was simply how I achieved the picture you see.

I baked a round 12x2 inch chocolate cake with heavy whipped vanilla cream in the center. I covered the side of the cake with a sky blue frosting, and the top with white vanilla frosting.

I inserted Elmo's head around the cake, leaving space for his name. Then I baked Elmo's head using an Elmo head pan from Wilton.

When the head was cool, I cut the head from the side all the way across to reduce the height so the cake wasn't too large or too high. I placed the head carefully on top of the frosted round cake avoiding the chocolate cake crumbs from messing up the top of the white frosting. It was then I started decorating.

The Elmo Cake was not only tasty, but all the kids couldn't wait to get a piece of Elmo's beautiful head. They loved it :-)


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Cake Submitted By:
Sarah Costello - Berkeley, CA
Elmo Cake

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Make two round cakes. Once they are cooled, cut each cake into three layers and fill each layer with buttercream frosting with some strawberry and banana pieces on top.

Frost both cakes with buttercream and layer them with rolled out marshmallow fondant. The fondant was colored with blue and yellow food coloring.

The ABC's, clouds, and trees were colored fondant and placed on the cake with a paint brush dampened with water.

The Elmo head was molded by hand out of marshmallow fondant and placed on top of the cake.

Marshmallow cake was made out of marshmallows melted and powdered sugar mixed into it to get a dough texture.

Everything on the cake is edible except for the crayons and 4 little statues.

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Photo courtesy of: Farmer Julie

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Photo courtesy of: Ewen & Donabel

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Photo courtesy of: Andrew Eick

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Photo courtesy of: JG Clarke

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Photo courtesy of: Noquarter

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Photo courtesy of: NC Brian

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Photo courtesy of: Diane S. Murphy

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Photo courtesy of: Art Part*Q8*

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Photo courtesy of: Toby Otter

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Photo courtesy of: Angela Shupe

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“Elmo’s World” was a segment that was originally designed to appeal to toddlers that watched Sesame Street. It consists of Elmo being in a live-action world, and then in a world that is computer generated. The other important characters in the show include, “Dorothy”, who is the popular pet goldfish of the little monster, as well as the various individuals that made up the “Noodle” family. However, these are quiet characters, as Elmo performs all of the talking in the show.

If you are making an Elmo birthday cake, it is possible to utilize all of these aspects and characters associated with the series. “Elmo’s World” is still considered to be popular; however, in the year of 2012, it was officially replaced by what is called, “Elmo the Musical”. If you have an interest in creating Elmo Cakes, you may use the following set of instructions to assist you:

Instructions for Creating a Fun Elmo Birthday Cake

Items Needed:

  • 8 Inch Square Cake Pan
  • 12 Inch Square Cake Pan
  • Two Boxes Cake Mix
  • White Icing
  • Ready to Use Rolled White Fondant
  • Ready to Use Rolled Red Fondant
  • Fondant Smoother
  • Round Cut-Outs
  • 8 Inch Three Dimensional Elmo Edible Cake Topper
  • Red Icing Writer

Step 1: Create the two boxes of cake mix, according to the instructions listed on the cake mix boxes.

Step 2: Next, you will need to prepare the two cake pans, based on the guidelines written on the cake mix boxes.

Step 3: Once the cake pans are ready, pour in the cake batter into each and bake based on the instructions of your cake mix boxes.

Step 4: Once each cake is finished baking, allow it to completely cool.

Step 5: Next, place the largest square cake on a cake tray and completely ice the cake. Once you have iced it, roll out the white fondant and place it completely over the cake.

Step 6: Place the smallest square cake on top of the largest, and ice. Once you have finished icing it, completely cover it with the white fondant. Use the fondant smoother as necessary to perfect the texture on the cake.

Step 7: Roll out the red fondant and use the round cut-outs to make circles. Use the largest round cut-out to make a circle for the top center of the cake – where you will place the edible Elmo cake topper. Make smaller cut-outs and stick them in various locations over the cake.

Step 8: Place the 8 inch three dimensional Elmo edible cake topper on the top of the dessert.

Now that you have seen pictures of Elmo cakes and know how to create your own fun-filled Elmo birthday cake, it is time to create your own masterpiece. As you perform the steps, be sure to write them down – along with any tips and suggestions that you have. Once you finish the cake, be sure to take pictures and upload them on the submission link that we have on this page, along with your instructions, tips, and/or suggestions. In doing so, you will help others create their own Elmo cakes!

Share Your Fun & Fabulous Elmo Cakes

I can't wait to see a photo of your homemade Elmo cake, along with reading the story behind your masterpiece. Thank you sharing!


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