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Curious George cake on a cake board covered in aluminum foil.
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5 from 3 votes

Curious George Cake

This Curious George cake is the perfect cake for any fan of Curious George. It is great as a birthday cake or a themed party, or just as a surprise for your young fans. It is fairly easy to make, if I can do it, you can do it!
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Cooling Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Cakes, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy, fondant, fun, kids
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 550kcal
Author: Matt Taylor

Equipment

  • Curious George Face (from the internet)
  • 10inch cake pan (could use a smaller or larger one)
  • 12inch Cake Board (I covered my with foil)
  • Pizza roller
  • Knife
  • Cake Knife
  • cake spatula
  • Fondant Smoother
  • Toothpicks
  • Scissors
  • Small round cookie cutter, or Tablespoon/Teaspoon
  • Rolling Pin or Fondant Rolling pin

Ingredients

  • Cake mix or homemade cake plus the extra ingredients
  • 1 cup Frosting I used chocolate buttercream, may need a bit more or a little less
  • 2 cups White Fondant may need more or a little less the 1.5lb (680g) box works great
  • 4 oz. Black Fondant won't use it all (124g)
  • Several drops of Brown Icing Color

Instructions

  • Begin by baking the cake, use a cake mix along with the extra ingredients or make it from entirely from scratch, I have several cake recipes here. Bake it in a 10-inch round cake pan. Grease the pan with shortening and dust it with flour. Once the cake comes out of the oven allow it to cool completely.
  • Find a Curious George face that you like, online, then take the image and scale it up to fit an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper. Then print it out.
  • Cover a 12-inch cake board with aluminum foil (optional)
  • Place the cake on the cake board and then level it with a knife. If you use a damp cake strip around the cake pan while baking, you may not need to level it much.
  • Now, place the Curious George stencil on top of the cake, and cut around the stencil, making a rough shape. Make sure to save the trimmings!
  • One of the ears didn't fit on the cake, so take a chunk of cake and trim around it in the shape of an ear, use the stencil for that. Then glue it on the side of the head with some frosting.
  • Frost the whole cake with your frosting.
  • Knead the white fondant. Then separate two pieces from the main part. We will use that for the eyes and the face. Now take the big chunk of fondant and add some brown icing color, I just use a toothpick to add it.
    Knead the color in until uniform. Add more as desired to get the color of brown you want.
  • Now roll out the fondant, you will want it to be a few inches in diameter bigger than your cake. Place it on the cake and smooth it out with your clean hands, fingers, or fondant smoother tool. Then trim the excess with a knife or pizza roller.
  • Take the smaller chunk of white fondant, add a little coloring, and knead it to create a tan color fondant. Now roll that part out. Then cut the face from the stencil, and place on top of our fondant. Trim it away with the pizza roller or a knife then place that on top of the cake where you want it.
  • Next, cut away the ears from the stencil, roll out some fondant, and trim around the ears. Then place those on the cake.
  • Now, roll out some white fondant, then cut out the eyes from the stencil. You can cut around it, or use a Tablespoon, small lid, or small round cookie cutter to cut out the eyes. Then place those on the cake.
  • Next, cut out some small round black pupils for the eyes, from the black fondant.
  • Finally, using black fondant, roll out small thin long pieces, to use for all the outlines, the nose, mouth, etc. If you need to, use a little bit of water as glue to hold the strips in place, especially around the chin area. Now you are done! It is a bit tedious but definitely worth the time! Enjoy!

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Notes

Note: The nutritional facts will vary greatly depending on how much of the cake you use, how much frosting you put on, and how much fondant you use. But this will give you a good estimate.
List of nutritional facts for curious George cake