Curious George Birthday Cake

Posted in Animal Birthday Cakes, Children Birthday Cakes, Curious George Birthday Cakes, Kids Birthday Cakes, Monkey Birthday Cakes on June 13th, 2012 by Editor

There are many different types of designs and patterns for a Curious George birthday cake. You can either make one yourselves or purchase or order a pre-made one from a local bakery. It is not that difficult to make one yourselves. You will just need to follow some simple steps and prepare the right materials. Some examples of Curious George birthday cake designs include the yellow hat cake and the Curious George face cake.

Curious George is one of the most popular children’s characters and has been featured in numerous books, cartoon television series and movies. This mischievous monkey made his debut in 1941 and continues to entertain children with his adventures. If your child wants a Curious George birthday party theme, you can whip up a cake that will have the young guests going bananas.

There are many different types of designs and patterns for Curious George birthday cake. You can make one very easily as well by following some simple steps. You can start by preparing batter from an 18-oz. box of chocolate cake mix according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Grease a 2-quart oven-safe bowl or large round cake pan and add 2/3 of the batter. Pour the remaining batter into a muffin pan lined with 12 cupcake papers. Bake the cake and cupcakes according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Check the cupcakes 10 minutes before the end of the estimated baking time in case they have baked a little faster in your oven. When the cake and cupcakes are done, let them cool in their pans for 25 minutes.

Put the cooled cake on a cake plate and frost just the top with caramel frosting, leaving the sides and a 1-inch top border unfrosted. The caramel frosting will be George’s face, while the unfrosted chocolate cake is his hair. To make his ears, frost one cupcake with the caramel icing, and then slice it in half. Add a thin layer of frosting to the flat sides of the cupcake, and then press a cupcake half on each side of the top of the cake. The frosting will act as an adhesive. Frost the remaining cupcakes and save them for additional party treats.

Use white icing in a piping bag or store-bought decorating gel to make two circles for George’s eyes, then place a round chocolate candy (such as a chocolate-covered nut) on each white circle as pupils. Draw a small arc under the eyes for George’s nose with black decorating gel. Add two dots inside the arc for nostrils. Use the black gel to make a U-shaped line under the nose for his smile, and then add red candies under the smile to make a tongue shape.

If you’re not artistic with cake decorating, pay homage to Curious George’s best friend, Man in the Yellow Hat, with a simpler design. Prepare sugar cookie dough according to the manufacturer’s directions without baking it, then roll it flat and place on a floured pizza pan. Bake the cookie according to the directions. Once the cookie is done, prepare lemon, white or yellow cake mix according to the manufacturer’s directions and add to two 9-inch round pans. Bake as directed, then let cool.

Put the sugar cookie on a large platter or cake plate. It will be the brim of the yellow hat. Frost the cookie with yellow frosting, then adds one round cake in the center. Frost the top of the layer, then place the second cake layer on top. Frost the cakes completely with the yellow frosting. Place black licorice around the entire base of the cake for the hat’s signature black stripe. Add a plastic Curious George figure or cake topper on the hat cake or display a Curious George doll next to the cake.

Curious George has long been a favorite character and birthday party theme for both boys and girls. These ideas and supplies can be used to create a special party for children of all ages. This mischievous monkey has been making people laugh for years with his antics, and I’m sure he’ll bring lots of joy to your party as well!

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,