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Curious George Shower Cake

by JessicaB
(Ann Arbor, MI )

Curious George shower cake

Curious George shower cake

I baked 3 8inch layers of dark chocolate cake and added chocolate chips to the mix. The filling was a bittersweet chocolate ganache and the outer frosting was buttercream. I made a red frosting first with Wilton no taste red, but ended up buying Americolor Red-red to get it deeper. (it took probably at least 2 tsp full total). I piped yellow shells and used an image of George balancing on a ball as my inspiration. I had to mostly hand draw him but did try to use brown piping gel on waxed paper (taped atop the image) and did a reverse image onto the cake. It wasn't detailed enough but helped get the dimensions right. Then I placed banana candies around the cake to help "pretty" it up. This was for my sisters baby shower so I just piped "welcome Aubrie" on the top. This is just my second attempt at making cakes for others so it's been a work in progress.

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Coolest Curious George Birthday Cake Design 67

Homemade Curious George Birthday Cake Design

Homemade Curious George Birthday Cake Design

I made this Curious George Birthday Cake Design for a 2 year old's birthday. I used regular cake mix and store bought frosting (2 years old's don't know the difference). I used a Pyrex bowl to make the body and the sports ball pan to make the head.

Using a picture from a kid's book as a guide, I made the face out of fondant. The ears and hands are also fashioned from fondant which I colored using Wilton paste colorings. The arms were made from Rice Krispies Treats which I formed and then frosted. I used tooth picks to attach all appendages. I pushed a wooden dowel down from the head through the entire cake to ensure it held together.

By George, he was a big hit.

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Coolest Curious George Birthday Cake 68

by Jan U.
(Fort Worth, Texas)

Homemade Curious George Birthday Cake

Homemade Curious George Birthday Cake

Homemade Curious George Birthday Cake
Homemade Curious George Birthday Cake

I made this Homemade Curious George Birthday Cake for my grandson's first birthday. He was fascinated by Curious George on TV. I used a combination of designs from cakes on the Coolest Cake website. It was my first attempt at using fondant. I had always used icing with decorative tips. The fondant is so much easier to work with and less messy!

The cakes used were plain white cakes with butter cream icing used as the glue for the fondant. I colored my own fondant, but then resorted to buying the pre-made colored fondant because the colors were rich, dark and easier to use. The cake was 6 batches of cake mix. Next, I am tackling a Thomas the Train Cake for birthday number 2!

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Coolest Curious George Birthday Cake 62

by Adam
(Pennsylvania)

Homemade Curious George Birthday Cake

Homemade Curious George Birthday Cake

This Curious George Birthday Cake was done for my godson for his second birthday. It is a 12x18 marble cake. I found a coloring page for George from the internet and cut it out, and outlined the picture into the background icing.

I then filled in the various parts of the picture with the different colors. George was originally holding something else, so I iced in a gift box. I finished off the cake by making palm trees and doing the edging.

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Coolest Curious George Birthday Cake 61

by Susana
(Austin, TX)

Homemade Curious George Birthday Cake

Homemade Curious George Birthday Cake

My homemade Curious George Birthday cake was a chocolate one with chocolate cream cheese icing.

The polka dots were simply candy melts pressed into icing. George's head, the number 2, the nameplate, bananas and yellow hat were handmade from home tinted fondant. The number 2 and George's head had toothpicks inserted into the fondant so they could be stuck into the cake.

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George figure
by: NwBradshaw

was there a template used for George's head or was it just freehand?

Wow!
by: Anonymous

This cake is gorgeous!!! Great job! Would love specific directions on how to create the fondant pieces!

Beautiful
by: Jackie

Your curious George cake is the nicest one I've seen.Great job

WOW!!
by: Brynn's Mom

I have been looking at Curious George cakes for my daughter's first birthday and this is the best one I have seen. Amazing! If you don't make cakes for a living, you should!!

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