Kids love Elmo. It’s an undeniable fact. And as long as the sun continues to rise everyday, more kids will grow to know and love that red fuzzy high-pitched googly-eyed bundle of muppet. I actually like Elmo myself. At first, I admit, I was anti-Elmo. Who was this character that invaded my beloved Sesame Street and shot to super stardom overnight? He certainly wasn’t around when I watched the show, and anyone that upstages Big Bird ain’t no friend of mine. And then the whole “Tickle Me Elmo” craze of ’96 where parents actually came to blows at Christmas time over the giggly plushie due to short supply.
But that’s all in the past.
As time went on, I began to accept Elmo as a true dweller of Sesame Street, and even forgave him for turning Christmas into “fist-mas.” But what really got me boarding the Elmo train was when I realized just how much fun he was to bake.
So bake him I did…
he was so much fun, I made more….
and still more….
But I didn’t stop there. I went on to make an Elmo cake…
…and cupcakes again!
So, if you, or any child you know would like a confectionery Elmo (or Elmos) for his or her birthday, please don’t hesitate to ask – I’m kinda awesome at Elmo.
Bonus Photo: I couldn’t resist taking this pic. They just looked so creepy.