Monday, August 2, 2010

An Elmo Birthday

My nephew turned 2 a week ago! My sister, Jillian, had been planning on an Elmo birthday party, so of course I started looking for some cakes on my fave site, Cake Central. I found the perfect one (from CC member brea1026) and sent the pic to her. She was smitten too! Yay!

About a week before his party, I started by making some decorations for the cake. I mixed all my primary colored fondant with some tylose powder and got to work. I made an Elmo (of course!), some balloons, and lots of bow pieces to be put together later. After a couple days of drying and hardening, I went back to my pieces and painted details on Elmo and the balloons.

The day before the party, I baked a funfetti cake. And the next day I iced my cake, applied the fondant, and added all the decorations, including all the balls for the border (which my other sister, Jennifer, lovingly helped roll by hand!).

This is the final product!

And here are some pictures of the cake with the birthday boy! Love this first one, he just has the cutest smirk on his face, like, "Oh, yeah! That's MINE!"

If you hadn't noticed, the top tier has sharp corners but not so much on the bottom tier. No, I didn't perfect my skills after the first cake (I wish)! I just used a dummy cake for the top tier since there were less guests than my sister had first estimated, meaning we had to cut back on cake, but I didn't want to change the design. Plus, this way my sis got to keep the top!

Hope you enjoyed your cake, Jordan! Can't wait for #3!