Elf on a shelf…sort of
If a cake stand is a shelf, then, ta-da! Poof – a Christmas elf on a shelf! (Always watching)
There is a current unicorn cake craze (don’t get me started) that uses single tiered cakes, implied closed eyes and simple decorations to create the essence of a character. I thought, why not use this for an Christmas Elf for the holidays?
When I shared this cake on Facebook, there was a lot of reaction to it, and requests to make it. I figured that NOW would be a great time to do my first time lapse video. Ahem. (Note to self, rushing through ones first time lapse video is not recommended!)
So… please take this video with a grain of salt, and try not to fall off the learning curve that I’m on, and enjoy this quickie demonstration on how a Christmas Elf cake can be made. It is a very simple cake design, great for a beginner and totally timely!
You’ll want to start with either a crusted buttercream covered cake, or a cake already covered in the fondant color of your choice. I paneled the sides with a pinky color and the top with green to match the hat color. I suggest doing the top in the hat color already so you don’t have to cover the top twice. I am working with a cake dummy in this video, but it will work the same with a real cake, of any size.
If you are interested in the products I use most, some of which I use in this video, you can purchase them here. This is a new resource from Amazon, allowing artists to show you the products they use, and if you end up purchasing them, it supports the small business. I will never post anything in my Amazon shop that I do not use myself!