Need Help With Curious George Cake, Please.

Decorating By Thanksharla Updated 28 Jan 2011 , 10:41pm by lecrn

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Thanksharla Posted 23 Jan 2011 , 6:00pm
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I am making a 10" round Curious George cake for my daughter's 3rd birthday. It is iced in yellow buttercream with a buttercream George face on the top. I am stuck as to what to do with the rest of it.

I do plan on writing "Happy Birthday Kennedy" in red icing above George's head. I feel like the sides will need something to pull the cake together.

Any ideas??

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Caths_Cakes Posted 23 Jan 2011 , 6:29pm
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Bananas?

does george have a ball or something signature to him? you could make some little ones to put at the sides to be like candel holders?

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Thanksharla Posted 23 Jan 2011 , 7:37pm
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My husband suggested bananas, but the cake is already yellow. What I thought of is an orange shell border (in buttercream) with red royal icing drop flowers w/ ivory dragees as flower centers. Would that look OK?

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Caths_Cakes Posted 23 Jan 2011 , 8:41pm
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Ive not seen much of george to be honest :/ so i couldnt say, usually when i think monkey, i think Banana, Not flower . . then again, Why not have both icon_smile.gif

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Thanksharla Posted 23 Jan 2011 , 9:46pm
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I was thinking it would help the cake look more girly.

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mommakabob Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 11:03pm
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The big yellow hat? Does she have a favorite book of George?...maybe you could incorporate something from that?

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mandyloo Posted 24 Jan 2011 , 11:25pm
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George loves balloons!
The big yellow hat...
um..lemme think..
My daughter had a curious george party for her birthday last year and last month my nephew had a curious george cake for his birthday and both times I just used multi colored banana runts in the border.

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poohsmomma Posted 25 Jan 2011 , 12:30am
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I did one about a year ago, and I used red striped on the sides. It was two tiered, but you could still use the stripe idea. Here's what the finished cake looked like:

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1520009

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mandyloo Posted 25 Jan 2011 , 2:13am
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I did one about a year ago, and I used red striped on the sides. It was two tiered, but you could still use the stripe idea. Here's what the finished cake looked like:

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1520009



That is absolutely adorable!!

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mamabaer Posted 26 Jan 2011 , 8:53pm
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I did the same cake with stripes and polka dots on the sides.

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1827245

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lecrn Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 10:41pm
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I just made one for my 2 yr old. I didn't make a fondant face. I made a fondant George figure, big yellow hat & bananas to go on top.
Here's the cake I made:
  http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1910553

I wanted the cake to be yellow, but also wanted the bananas & yellow hat, so I added a red, fondant top to the cake.
You could add some stripes to the cake or some balloons?

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