How to Make the Best Elmo Cupcakes

Who doesn’t love Elmo? He is the lovable, furry red monster from Sesame Street that has been teaching kids about letters and numbers since 1979. Today we will talk about how to make Elmo cupcakes for your next birthday party or event.

How to Make the Bet Elmo Cupcakes

Do you love Elmo?

You can make your own Elmo cupcakes for a birthday party or event. They are super easy to make and will be the hit of any party! Making Elmo cupcakes is so much fun and they will bring a smile to your face – no matter what your age is. Your kids will have so much fun helping you create them too!

When did Elmo Join Sesame Street?

Elmo made his first appearance on Sesame Street in 1979. He was originally only going to appear for a few episodes, but the character clicked with audiences and has been around ever since! Kids absolutely love Elmo and he is one of the most popular characters from Sesame Street. In fact, there are even plenty of adults that enjoy Elmo as well!

How old is Elmo from Sesame Street?

Elmo is currently (well, always) 3 1/2 years old. He was introduced in 1979 so that makes him technically 42… but we won’t tell!

Elmo is the kind of fun character that you can’t help but love! Whether he is singing, dancing, or helping with a lesson, kids and adults alike will smile at every single thing Elmo does on Sesame Street.

What are the endearing qualities of Elmo?

Elmo is such a lovable character and is so kind to everyone around him. Even when he makes mistakes, Elmo can laugh at himself and knows that every person on Sesame Street will help him figure things out. His infectious giggle just draws you in.

Not only can kids learn from all of the lessons taught by Elmo, but adults also enjoy watching his episodes as well!

Why do kids love Elmo so much?

Kids love Elmo so much because he is always happy and smiling. Elmo loves to sing, dance, and help out whenever possible which makes him the ultimate friend for any kid.

All of his friends on Sesame Street love Elmo too because he is such a fun person! Even when things don’t go exactly as Elmo wants them to, Elma will still find a way to have a good time.

Elmo always finds something new and fun to do with his friends on Sesame Street which makes Elmo seem like even more of a lovable character!

What are some of Elmo’s most popular quotes?

“Elmo Loves You!”

Every time Elmo says he loves you, it is always followed by a warm hug. Elmo will never leave anyone out because he knows that everyone deserves to feel loved and accepted.

“I love my friends; They help me when I fall! They share their things with me… I think they’re pretty special!”

Elmo is always helping out his friends and elm loves to share things with them as well. Elmo shares how he feels about all of his friends which makes elm a great role model for kids on Sesame Street.

Elmo cupcakes are great for a toddler’s birthday party!

Elmo Cupcakes is a fun treat for any toddler’s birthday party! These cute little Elmos have bright eyes and an orange nose. They also have adorable red ruffled fur – just as Elmo himself does.

How to Make an ELMO Cupcake: 

Now that you know everything about Elmo, it is time to make your own cupcakes in the shape of Elmo!

The yellow cupcake base can be made from either a boxed mix or the following recipe:

Standard cupcakes recipe

A good yellow cupcake recipe for the base:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs at room temp
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • red food coloring
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into 1/2” cubes
  • 1/2 cup milk – the higher the fat content the better
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp vegetable oil

Preheat the oven to 350°F and place the shelf in the middle of the oven. Line the muffin tin with cupcake liners.

In a large bowl whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together. Set aside.

Place butter and milk in a microwave-safe dish and zap 2 minutes on high to melt the butter.

In a separate bowl, beat eggs for 30 seconds on medium-high speed.

With the beater still going, pour the sugar in over 30 seconds.

Beat eggs for 6 minutes more on a highly faster speed, or until tripled in volume and almost pure white. Add in food coloring until it is the color you desire.

When the egg is whipped, scatter 1/3 flour across the surface, then beat on low for 5 seconds. Stop beating, add half the remaining flour, then mix again on low for 5 seconds. Add remaining flour, then mix on Speed 1 for 5 – 10 sec until the flour is just mixed in. Once you can’t see flour, stop straight away.

Pour the hot milk/butter, vanilla, and oil into the now empty flour bowl. Add about 3/4 cups of the Egg Batter into the hot milk. Use a whisk to mix until smooth. It should look kind of foamy.

With the beater on low still, pour the milk mixture into the Egg Batter over 10-15 seconds, then turn the beater off.

Fill your muffin tins with batter until they are 2/3 full. Bake 20-22 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.

Easy Elmo Cupcakes recipe

Use a dressed-up boxed cake mix. (snort) – just add red food coloring

How do you store Elmo Cupcakes?

Here is the thing – with the more fuzzy designs, I like to make them in advance of an event or get-together. The best way to usually store your finished creations? Room Temperature.

Granted, they aren’t going to be around that long – my family of three could easily take them out in two to three days. Since you are using canned frosting instead of buttercream frosting or fondant, they should be fine for five to six days. You can learn more about that in our article How To Frost A Cupcake.

The Elmo cupcake recipe is a simple and easy way to make your next birthday party or event even more fun. They are perfect for any age group, from young children who love Sesame Street to adults that grew up with the show. You can find all of these ingredients at most grocery stores and you should be able to whip them together in less than an hour! What’s stopping you? Get baking today!

Elmo Cupcakes Recipe

elmo cupcake ingredients

What you need:

  • Red food coloring
  • White frosting
  • Wilton #233 piping tip for fur
  • Black gel icing
  • Deco eyes
  • Orange jelly beans

Elmo Cupcakes Tutorial

Bake cupcakes per recipe directions and let them cool completely.

Elmo Cupcakes Tutorial

Use black gel icing to draw on a mouth.

sy Elmo Cupcakes recipe

Use tip 233 to pipe red fur on the remainder of the cupcake from the mouth out as shown.

how to make an elmo cupcake

Attach eyes and orange jelly bean for the nose.

Other fun cupcakes you may like for the littles: