Welcome to Elmo's World. Kids love Elmo, was it because of it's big smile? Red fluffy fur? Being cute and cuddly? I'm not sure. I never bonded with Elmo. I grew up watching the Muppets, liking Kermit, Animal and the Swedish Chef. For Sesame Street, I love Oscar the Grouch and Cookie Monster.
Elmo is one of the most requested cake to date, besides Mahjong cupcakes. Instead of a 'flat' cake, this time round, I designed the eyes to be slightly higher, giving the cake more dimension. This cake is a 3 layered chocolate sponge cake with non dairy whipped cream with strawberries sandwiched between the layers. The nose and eyes are made of Marshmallow Fondant and the mouth and pupils are made of chocolate Marshmallow fondant.
Don't get me wrong when I said Elmo is not my favourite character, I do enjoy making it. Achieving Elmo's red coat is always a challenge, no matter how many times I do it. I'll concede that every time you look at Elmo's smile and smiles it brought on the kids faces, made all the effort worthwhile. Okay, kids, show me your tongues now.
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