I need help with an elmo cake i want to make it look like elmo is popping out of the cake my question is how do i accomplish that and my second question is how to make elmo out of rkt or fondant ...but the cake will have to with stand this california heat. please any suggestions will help or even tutorials .thanks
I made a full body cookie monster. The body is cake, arms and legs rice crispy treats and the head was a styro foam ball. I took several cardboards and hot glued them together. I poked a hole in the bottom of the board where I wanted to attach the wooden dowel for support. I took a large dowel and carved a point on one end. The other end I drilled a small hole to attach a screw. Threw the bottom of the boards I placed a quarter size washer and screw and tightened so that the dowel was sticking straight up. I slide the cake pieces over the dowel and carved the shape. Then I removed the layers and added my fillings. If you want Elmo to look like he is busting out of the cake then just make him from his waist up. You could use a large leaf tip. This is what I did for my dog busting out of the cake in my photos. http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1686080
I did an elmo bursting out of a cake. I made the elmo out of all fondant with a little tylose added so it would dry faster. But that was before I'd made anything out of rkt before. It could easily be done with rkt as well. I just placed a bubble tea straw under the elmo to support him so he wouldn't sink into the cake. You could also use a dowel.
I covered the cake in fondant. To make it look like he was bursting out, I cut slits in the fondant and curled the sections back. I laid another piece of fondant under the cut open area so the cake wouldn't be exposed. That was the first one I did. Since then I've done a couple more. I did an iron man and also a barbie cake. I basically did them the same way only I added some extra pieces of fondant curled back to look like more tears.
Here's the elmo cake I did. I'm happy to answer any questions.
sweettreat, I love how you made the dog look like he's coming out of the bottom of the cake, that's awsome! You also did a great job on the Cookie Monster cake.