Monday, 25 August 2008
Nicholas' Elmo Birthday Cake
My only 2nd attempt in assembling a birthday cake.
Nico is a big fan of Sesame Street's Elmo, he would say "Emmo! Emmo!" each time he watch his favourite character on TV. So with helps from my sister and my assistant, we made this Elmo birthday cake for Nicholas' 2nd party in Bandung with our relatives and friends.
The cake was classic vanilla sponge cake, with cheese whipped cream filling as per Nico's Papa request, and covered with whipped cream and buttercream for Elmo's face, and some strawberries on the side. Just before the candle blowing, Cia helped me putting on some star trimmits on the cream.
The fur on Elmo's face was done with the help of 'grass' piping tip, and the eyes were melted chocolate. Lettering was made of fondant, an unwise choice to match with whipped cream as fondant can not stay well with the condensation on the chilled cake so it became runny and I have to support it with toothpick.