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Landon’s Curious George Birthday party wouldn’t be complete with out a man with the yellow hat cake! I found this idea on pinterest, but it was a cake from a professional cake decorator and all they had no tutorial at all.
First I started by baking 3 9×9 square cakes and one in my smallest pyrex bowl (oven safe!)
Let them cool completely before you do much work with it. It even helps to stick them in the fridge for an hour or so to help hold the cake together. I took the cake in the Pyrex bowl and shaved the mound off from it rising during baking. Then I took one of our cereal bowls (it happened to be the same size as the widest spot of the Pyrex cake) and used it as a template to cut out circles from the square cakes. Now if you have a ton of cake pans and happen to have the right sized pans, it would be a great idea to just bake your cakes in the right sized round pans. But because I’m not going to go out and buy a cake pan that I’ll probably use once… I get creative.
Take the Pyrex bowl cake and cut it into two layers as well.
Make up some yellow frosting (white butter cream with yellow food coloring…) and start stacking your layers. Again, chilling your cakes helps with this to reduce the crumbs.
Do a crumb coat. Basically just a thin layer of frosting that you let set to help seal in all the crumbs so your final layer of frosting is crumb free!
I chose a plate that had a large enough “rim” so I just frosted the rim of the plate to look like the hat.
Then I cut a strip of black card stock scrap booking paper and glued it on! And you have your man with the yellow hat cake! Perfect for a Curious George Birthday party!
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