Curious George Cake

Curious George Cake

Around 2 years of age, my eldest son was a huge fan of Curious George…and balls!  I combined the two loves into one cake for his second birthday.

I could find cake pans of a generic “monkey” to buy or rent, but I couldn’t find one of Curious George…and it had to be, HAD TO BE, Curious George!! 🙂

So I bought a square 10″ x 2″ cake pan instead.  A few days before I made the cake, I spend some time looking at pictures of Curious George on the Internet and found a few that I liked.  I then cut a piece of paper the exact surface size of the cake pan.  On the paper, I practiced drawing the picture of George that I wanted to be on the cake.  I wanted it to be similar in size to the cake, so that I could transfer the design over more easily.

I applied a thin layer of white icing as the base.  I then used a toothpick as my drawing utensil, and “drew” my picture of George into the icing, using deep lines so that I could see it.  I tried to make the proportions and placements match those of my drawing.  If I was not not happy with a line, I would wet my finger with water and “erase” the line in the icing and then draw over it again with the toothpick.

When happy with the drawing, I then used black icing and a round tip to outline my image.  Once outlined, I could then fill in with my desired icing colours.

My son loved his Curious George cake!

Curious George Cake

Curious George Cake

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