Friday, November 6, 2009

Elmo Birthday Present Surprise

Posted by Jennifer at 11:59 PM
Keri emailed me several months ago (yes, that's right, several MONTHS ago) and asked for the Sesame Street Cake that I made a while back. I love it when people plan ahead! Instead of remaking the same cake, I suggested we create something new and unique for her daughter, Tahlen. This was the result.... a giant Elmo (made out of rice krispies covered in fondant) popping out of a cake. Elmo was quite the challenge because the sheer weight of his head made it almost impossible to keep together (which kept reminding me of that scene in "So I Married an Axe Murderer" when he says, "head! Move!"... Anyway....). We ended up putting skewers into his head in order to stop him from splitting in half because that would've been quite traumatic for the kids at the party. This cake was so colorful and fun to make... a challenge, but VERY fun!

The top tier was Rainbow Bright Cake (colored red, blue, and green, with vanilla cream filling and buttercream) and the bottom tier was Strawberry Cheesecake Cake (Strawberry cake with strawberries baked inside of the cake layered with cheesecake filling and buttercream).

I really couldn't have asked for a better reaction from Keri and her husband. Although the week has been very long and hard, they made this cake pick up so wonderful and just expressed how much they loved it. I didn't get to see Tahlen's reaction, I hope she bit into Elmo's arm and just loved it :) Thank you so much, Keri!


losie said...

"I'm sorry....I believe I ordered the LARGE Elmo head...!!"

"you know what this cake needs? An oversized fondant Elmo head.....oh wait, you got one!!"

;) this cake is so cool, bud!

Kelly on November 7, 2009 at 8:39 AM said...

"Its like an orange on a toothpick!" No seriously though, it looks great!

Keri said...

We thought there would be a little Elmo fondant character, on the top of this cake.
Ha Ha... Were we surprised to have a life sized Elmo popping out!This cake was so detailed with the presents and polka dots. You got Elmo right on! Tahlen loved this cake, that is all she talked about on her birthday, and still is talking about. The cake not only looked awesome but tasted so good too! Thank you for making her special day so fabulous!


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