I made this cake for a little boy’s birthday celebration party who loves everything related to Curious George.
Fondant was not a decorating option in this case, so I used it only for a board covering and message cut-outs. For everything else I went with freshly made marzipan instead – just a little bit over a kilo :) All these bananas, as well as the monkey, were glued to a buttercream frosting while it was still soft. The cake itself was chocolate-banana, filled with whipped milk chocolate ganache.
January 25, 2013 at 2:15 pm
Do you think the monkey and the bananas could be made well in advance and then assembled on the day of birthday?
January 29, 2013 at 10:00 am
Adeline, yes, you can make them weeks in advance.
June 19, 2012 at 8:46 pm
Your blog should be renamed from ‘Baking Obsession’ to ‘Baking PERFECTION’! Your decorated cakes look so unique and perfectly executed! Bravo!
November 21, 2010 at 7:35 am
You are amazing!
November 18, 2009 at 10:07 pm
Hi am coming here for the first time you have a very goog site and good collection of recipes. The above pics are too good amazing and very cute. congrats!!
September 23, 2009 at 11:23 am
This is unbelievably gorgeous and cute. Wow… in fact brilliant!
July 21, 2009 at 9:45 pm
Thank you all, for such kind comments!
Nancie, I baked the cake in a Wilton princess mold which provided the hill shape instantly :) You can also bake a cake in any mixing bowl.
July 21, 2009 at 4:10 pm
WOW!!!! Really love this, you are amazing! xoxo Gloria
July 19, 2009 at 10:01 am
Great cake. How did you get the shape of on cake into a hill?
July 15, 2009 at 11:00 pm
Wow, the amount of work! Love the little opened banana’s!
July 5, 2009 at 6:24 am
oh this is adorable! it s perfect
July 5, 2009 at 1:21 am
Ohh it’s so cute!!!
June 30, 2009 at 10:07 pm
You are the most creative person I have met! :)
June 30, 2009 at 5:54 pm
I love your cakes, but this is by far my favourite so far. I’m a fellow Vancouverite and love your blog.
June 30, 2009 at 1:04 pm
This really made me smile, pure genius!
June 29, 2009 at 9:57 am
Your cake looks amazing. You’re so talented :)
June 28, 2009 at 7:48 am
this may be the most adorable amazing fun cake i have ever seen i absolutely love it!
June 28, 2009 at 6:24 am
Wow – this is a wonderfully creative and sweet cake! I can’t imagine how many hours it took for you to get the bananas to look so lifelike. Inspiring!!
June 28, 2009 at 5:53 am
Love this cake and your work!!
June 27, 2009 at 10:29 pm
This cake is better than anything I’ve seen on Ace of Cakes!