What a cute Elmo cake! My 4 year old would just love that.
This is so cute! Please tell me what you used for the eyes, nose, and mouth? Thanks!
Hello, Fyrfly! I made the eyes, nose and mouth out of fondant and just piped the fur with buttercream.
hello, what a beautiful cake, please tell me what frosting this is, how did you make it so vibrant red without it having that taste or comprimising the texture. thanks
Hello, Shawn! Thanks for those nice words! I used buttercream icing and "no taste" red food coloring. I used the red just for the fur. The crumb coat of buttercream was not colored. It doesn't take as much color as you think if you make it ahead and let it rest for an hour or so. The color deepens with the heat if your hand as you pipe the fur too!
Cute cake!! What tip did you use for his fur? Did you make a stiff buttercream?
Mary, I used a Wilton grass tip (#233) and fairly soft buttercream. The stiffer the buttercream, the hard it is to do all that piping!
What did you use for the eyes and nose?
I just made them out of fondant!
Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog - I love hearing from readers! Happy caking!Marj