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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Elmo Cake

For Alexandra's birthday, I decorated an Elmo cake for her to pick in at her one-year-old party. She actually picked this cake style at the store. I took her to the cake pan aisle and held out 3 different patterns for her to choose from. She picked the Elmo pattern. We tested her and switched them around and let her pick again. She picked the Elmo pattern again - so Elmo it is!

This took me about 1 1/2 hours to decorate, but I'm really happy with the way it turned out. I've never been able to get a good, red frosting. It always turns out pink. This time the red AND the black finally turned out! I think it looks really cute. :)


Chinchia said...

That cake turned out really cute. The red and black are perfect. Did they taste ok? I guess really only Alexandra would know that.

Aprilyn said...

I'm totally impressed!! What did you do to make the red so dark? What an awesome cake (and an awesome Mom).

big8smiley said...

I used the Wilton Paste colors for the black and the red. I had to add about 1/2 container to get the red, but for the first time for me it turned out the way I wanted it to. I usually get a pink color. :)

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