Finally – I am caught up!!!
This is another birthday-related Pinterest post. B loves “George!” so I decided to make him a Curious George cake for his birthday. I found this great one:
I baked the cake in my Pampered Chef batter bowl. I figured that would be easier than baking a bunch of 6″ or 8″ rounds, stacking them, and shaping them. I was nervous about baking in the bowl, but apparently a lot of people do it. The cake took quite a while to bake, and I still wasn’t quite sure if it was done, but I moved onward.
I tried making my own fondant, but that didn’t work out so great; thankfully Wilton came through for me with a box of their fondant. I kneaded in a bunch of yellow gel food coloring and rolled it out.
I put the cake on a dinner plate, covered it with a light layer of frosting, and draped on the fondant. I was able to tuck the edges of the fondant under the cake so that the plate formed a nice “brim” for the hat.
I had forgotten to buy black gel food coloring, so I had to combine red, blue, and green and try to get something sort of close to black. We finally got there. I added that and stuck a cute little monkey under the brim of the hat.
The end result turned out pretty darn cute!