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Coolest Curious George Cake 37

by Leigh
(Sydney, Australia)

Curious George Cake

Curious George Cake

I made this Curious George cake using a round 28cm (11 inch) cake pan, and a basic dense chocolate cake batter. I printed out the picture of George (drawn to size on the computer) and cut around it, using some of the off-cuts to construct his ears and flick of hair.

I fixed the ears with chocolate buttercream, and applied a layer to the entire cake, to fill in all the small holes and make a nice flat surface for the fondant to stick to. I then covered the entire cake in chocolate fondant (ready-to-roll icing). Once I was happy with it, I coloured some white fondant with flesh colouring, and cut out the shape of the face and ears (using the print as a guide) and applied it to the base layer using sugar glue (bought on Ebay).

Next were the eyes, using some white fondant and a small round cookie cutter. I then coloured some chocolate fondant black (using gel colouring) for the pupils (smaller round cutter) and then carefully rolled the black fondant into very thin rope to apply as an outline for the nose, mouth and ears and applied with sugar glue. This was the trickiest part of the whole process.

Definitely a labor of love but so worth it to see my son's reaction!

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AHH! Awesome!
by: Paulena

This cake is unbelievable! My friend just asked me to make her son a Curious George cake, but I just don't think I could be this awesome! Great Job! I am jealous!

by: Brittanie

This cake is sooo cute! You are very talented! I'm jealous!

Love this!
by: bella

It looks just like George! I am planning a CG themed birthday party for my 2 year old son and want a fondant cake because it looks so much smoother and better than the messy icing ones.
I asked around and the cheapest one for 30 people is $250! I might just have roll up the sleeves and do this.

best looking george!
by: angie

your cake came out so awesome! I am going to try and attempt it because my son is turning 2 and he loves curious George! well good luck to me and again...your cake is awesome!

I wanna make this for my daughter's 3rd birthday in 2 weeks!!!
by: Lisa

Where did you get the pic from Leigh?? Do you still have it??? I am in Sydney also? Near Blacktown wanna help me?? LOL

Really Nice! Going to Try This!
by: Amanda Robbins

I love this and want to make one for my son too! I have no experience with fondant other than eating it. I wish I had this pic but I have one on a birthday tee I bought him I will try to scan and print it out as a template. Thanks for this great idea!!!!

by: Aloha Luka

That is truly a labor of love. I will give it a try and hope it comes out as beautifully as yours.

Just wondering
by: Anonymous

How much would this normally feed?

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Coolest Curious George Cake 38

by Kerry T.
(New Brunswick, Canada)

Curious George Cake

Curious George Cake

This Curious George cake is my 2nd fondant cake. My nephew wanted a Curious George cake for his 4th birthday. I have seen cakes made as the "big yellow hat" and I thought that would be cool as a cake topper. So that was made out of a 2 layers of a 4" pan and then shaped freehand when cooled.

The bottom 2 tiers are 2 layers each and came from the curious George theme off of the invitation card. A 7" and a 10". The banana trees were made out of gumpaste. The presents were made out of fondant, Curious George is a plastic cake topper and I bought runts to go around the middle tier. Everything was edible except Curious George and the trees.

Since I am new to decorating I was a little disappointed with the red color. It seemed forever to get it red so I kept adding black because I didn't want it pink. I added too much black and ended up with a ruby red. I would of liked a brighter red but I got it in my next cake, Spiderman cake. It just takes some practice. There was lots of cake left over.

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what cake recipe
by: Anonymous

I love your cake. I want to make a George cake for my daughter. what cake recipe did you use? I find the boxed ones too soft?

by: Anonymous

Do you have the recipe my nephew wants a curious George cake yours is perfect PLEASE!!!

awesome cake
by: Anonymous

I love your cake! he is my favorite character!!!

please read
by: Anonymous

Hey i love your cake I think I'm going to use your idea for my son 1st birthday party cake, but I'm going to change it up a little. Do you have a picture of the other side of the cake?

I absolutely love your cake
by: Luz

Your cake is soo adorable, it is the BEST curious George cake I have seen and believe I've been looking! I'm going to try to get somebody to make it for me my girl's bday :) Great Work!

Love this
by: nichole

I am actually going to try to make this cake for my daughter's 3rd birthday she loves George. any tips would be helpful

curious george cake
by: Angelina

I love your Curious George cake. I am having a Curious George themed birthday party for my daughter who's turning 4 next month. I would really love to order a CG cake but i haven't seen anyone i like so far. May I ask where you are located? Also, would you consider making this cake for me by Dec 5? I am in Bronx, NY.


by: Anonymous

just use red and it will darker on its own

Love your cake!!!
by: Cynthia

I've been looking for birthday cake ideas for my son's 1st birthday party and he just loves Curious George...I really love your cake...i would love to get the recipe and all the instructions to make it for my lil one.
Thank you!

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Coolest Curious George 1st Birthday Cake 66

by Lisa
(Columbus, OH)

Homemade Curious George 1st Birthday Cake

Homemade Curious George 1st Birthday Cake

Homemade Curious George 1st Birthday Cake
Homemade Curious George 1st Birthday Cake
Homemade Curious George 1st Birthday Cake

I made this Homemade Curious George 1st Birthday Cake for a friend's son's birthday. Because I enjoy the decorating process more than the baking process, I just used a cake mix to make this cake and some cupcakes. It is frosted with buttercream frosting (confectioners sugar, milk, butter, Crisco, vanilla). I drew a Curious George onto paper, then used it to frost the cake.

To make the bananas, we were hoping to buy Runts and pull out the bananas, but my grocery store didn't have any. Instead, we bought Laffy Taffy and cut the banana ones into strips. We bent the strips so that they would be curved like bananas. When I did the lettering, I tried to make it look like sticks that had been tied together to make the lettering. I have a few Wilton tips and a piping bag that I used for the lettering, piping, and trees.

I hope that this helps you to make your Curious George cake! By the way, I am just a mom and a preschool teacher, with no art or cake training. If I can do it, you can too!

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