Friday, January 15, 2010

Why So Curious?

This past weekend I made a cake for Tucker. You see, Tucker was turning one year old and he needed a very special cake. As I've said before, I LOVE making a child's first birthday cake.

As I look back on this picture, it would appear as though I reached deep into my bag of tricks on this cake. The hat is made from rice crispy treats, covered in fondant. The blue tier is buttercream with a modeling chocolate harlequin pattern. Curious George is also made from modeling chocolate, but isn't completely 2D... I used a technique I blogged about some time ago. A border of fondant pearls complete the tier.

For the bottom tier, we have the buttercream icing and the fondant pearls, but we also have balloons made from modeling chocolate with buttercream streamers. Chad found a Curious George font online and made an edible image that suited the cake quite well.

I think Tucker is starting his birthday celebrating on the right foot, don't you?

7 comments:

  1. I think Tucker had the most beautiful cake, he is very lucky. I specially love the colors and the hat.

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  2. Very cute! How do you make the rice crispy treats? I missed out on this as part of my education since I grew up in the UK!! I gather its just melted marshmallows and rice krispies?

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  3. That's the cake I wish I had made for my son's birthday. It is SO cute!

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  4. That is a VERY awesome cake! I love it!

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  5. Where on earth did you find this font? I must hae it! My girls are having Curious George next week and I'm wkring on some fun decorations. Do recall a name of the font or have a link? brittsparks@gmail.com

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    1. @Britt, I am tied up working on cakes today, so I wouldn't be able to check on the exact font I used (if I still have it) until early next week. Here is a font that is similar (probably closer) than the one we used though -> http://www.dafont.com/wrexham.font?text=Curious+George&fpp=50 Let me know if that works for you, OK?

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  6. Did anyone find out what this font was???

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