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11 Adorable Sesame Street Birthday Cakes

Sesame Street Birthday Cakes Inspiration
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Growing up, I remember watching Sesame Street at my grandma’s house, so the TV show was a huge part of my early childhood. It was a no-brainer to pick Sesame Street theme for my 4 year old son’s first birthday party! I started looking up cakes to use as inspiration, so I could show them to a cake decorator.  I ultimately decided that I would try and make a cake for the party but it did not go as planned! It is SUPER easy to be creative with this theme. So many colors and characters. Endless options!

Sesame Street Inspiration Picture

I could not find the original source of this picture, so if you know who made this, please let me know in the comments. I just loved this design because it has so many colors and characters. I also really liked the nameplate!

My actual Sesame Street cake

The photographer did not get pics of the fondant faces that were on the sides of the cake and I didn’t get a chance to take pics. So bummed. However, I had fun making my very first cake decorating cake even though it looks NOTHING like the inspiration picture! It is fine because I already was bitten by the cake decorating bug!


I used the character cookie cutters from JB Cookie Cutters. Links below.

Cookie Monster Cookie Cutter
Elmo Cookie Cutter
Oscar the Grouch Cookie Cutter
Big Bird Cookie Cutter
Grover Cookie Cutter

I printed out a Sesame Street nameplate and traced it over the fondant. I also used a circle cookie cutter to make a half circle for the top of the sign. As for the letters, I used fondant letter cutters for his name.

Amazing Sesame Street Cakes from the Instagram World

I had fun looking at a variety of amazing cakes. It was tough to narrow them down but I’ll be posting more Sesame Street in the future! So much inspiration! All of the cake decorators below kindly gave me permission to share their gorgeous work. Make sure you check their Instagram accounts out!

The Sesame Street Faces Cake


This is such an ADORABLE cake by Sue Berry. I love the big faces and small colorful details on the cake. Check out her Instagram for more inspiration.

Girly Sesame Street Cake

I love all of the bright and different colors and the dancing Elmo. This cake was done by Bay Area Queens. Follow her Instagram for more cake inspiration.

Girly Elmo Cake

Girly Elmo Cake by Rebeccas Cakes

Oh, so girly and I LOVE pink! The giant cupcake is a wonderful addition to the cake. Beautiful. Head over to Rebeccas Cakes to check her work out.

First Birthday Girly Sesame Street Cake

This CUTE cake is by Jadie’s Cakes. The colors really mesh very well and the pearls at the bottom is a great finishing touch. Did you see the little cookie in the Cookie Monster’s mouth??

Colorful First Birthday Sesame Street Cake

Check this first birthday cake made by Cute Cakes By Angel. The baby Cookie Monster and Elmo are pretty cute and charming. Love all of the color circles!

It’s Party Time Sesame Street Cake

Wow, so many different details on this cake! Love all of the fondant characters and train! Amazing cake. Check out more of Awesome Edible Art on his Instagram.

Sesame Street Character Cake

I just love the character fondant faces! It’s one of my favorite things about Sesame Street theme. (See above for the links to the cookie cutters.) The mini cookies look yummy to eat! She did a great job with the different textures on this cake! Karolyn’s Kakes has more creative cakes to check out.

Sesame Street Elmo Birthday Cake

This fantastic Elmo first birthday cake was done by Dazzle Me Cakes. I really like how the stripes are lined up perfectly on the first tier.

Baby Sesame Street Cake

Simple and Sweet! I bet that this delightful cake with baby characters was a HIT! Check out Sophie’s Sweet Shop for more sweets!

Colorful Sesame Street Cake

This cute cake was done by Jill Of All Cakes. I love the green brick cake board!

Prince Elmo Sesame Street Cake

Finally, this delightful Elmo Prince cake was done by Layrose Cakes. Love the crown!

Thank you all, the cake decorators, for sharing your amazing creations!

Suggested Tutorials (I haven’t personally tried all of these tutorials but I think they may be helpful)

Large Elmo Cake Topper

Fondant Elmo and ABC’s

Number Fondant Topper – Craftsy.com (You can get the free guide here)

Clean & Simple Design by Jessica Harris  – You learn how to apply the stripes using a wax paper transfer method. I’ve personally taken her classes and love her classes.

How to Make a Number Cake Topper from Candy Melts or Almond Bark – RoseBakes.com

Sesame Street Baking/Cake Decorating Supplies

Wilton Sesame Street Icing Decorations
Elmo Birthday Candle 
Sesame Street Cake Topper

I hope you enjoyed this post! Which cakes did you LOVE?

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