I’ve been monkeying around this weekend and made the sweetest little cake pops in partnership with Hulu to share with you guys. I’m working with them to help celebrate that all nine seasons of Curious George are now streaming only on Hulu and of course I had to explore how my favorite mischievous little monkey would look in cake pop form.
Okay …Who’s curious to find out how to make George and make people smile.
First, we need to mix up some cake and frosting and roll the mixture into balls. You can reference my basic cake pop instructions here for the full how-to and then follow along below to make them into mini monkeys.
Once you have all your balls rolled out, begin to shape the heads. Use a paper lollipop stick to make indentions on the front of the face and then roll it along the sides and surface to help smooth it out.
After shaping, chill the balls until firm.
Have some butterscotch or peanut butter morsels handy because they will be our ears.
Okay, first let me say… I really wanted to try and get George’s hair to curl like his cartoon. That said, you can skip this step and then just use a toothpick to swirl on little curls of melted chocolate on top of his head at the end of decorating.
But, if you are up for it… These are Moon and Star Sprinkles and the moons made perfectly proportioned hair. Let’s see.
Dip the ends of three moon sprinkles (one at a time) into melted chocolate candy coating and attach to the top and side of George’s head. You can help secure them by adding a little more coating around the base where they are attached. Just smooth it into the surface of the pop. Place shaped balls back in the fridge to chill again before dipping.
Insert a lollipop stick into the shaped ball and carefully dip the entire pop into chocolate candy coating. Remove and gently tap off any excess. Before the coating sets, attach two butterscotch or peanut butter morsels to the side of the head with the bottoms facing forward for ears. Let dry completely.
Voila… now we’re ready to fill in these blank faces.
For the fronts of the faces, you can use peanut butter or butterscotch candy wafers. If you can’t find those flavors, then you can also just make your chocolate candy coating lighter by mixing in white candy coating. Here I placed some peanut butter flavored candy coating in a small container and dipped the front of George’s mouth area into it. Remove and then apply more coating to his eye area using a toothpick. Gently use the toothpick to coerce the coating where you want it. You can also place the melted candy coating in a small squeeze bottle and pipe it quickly on the front.
When dry, draw on a nose using a toothpick dipped in melted candy coating and attach the eyes.
The eyes are white confetti sprinkles.
When completely dry, draw on the eyes, ears and a big grin with a black edible-ink writing pen. For the final finish, dot the eyes with melted white candy coating.
But I think we need some balloons.
Just dip round cake pops in red, yellow and blue candy coating and let dry. Then use a toothpick to apply coating around the base of the stick for the knot.
Now it’s a party and I think Curious George agrees.
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This post is in partnership with Hulu.
Could I purchase these cake pops?
Can i ask how you store left over melts and can it be used again? Like for me wanna try making cake pops occasionally so basically i will have lots of leftover. Thanks in advance. Just recently discovered your site and it really gives me excitement to make pops regularly haha
hi i love how creative this is! i just had one question, if you don’t have the moon and stars sprinkles what can you use to substitute the moons for the hairs?
hi i really love this cake pops and im planning to make them for my kid,!! but i have a big question how do you make the beige part where there are the eyes? so the shape is so neat and clean?
These are sooooo cute I cant wait to make them for my daughter’s 2nd bday. What brand of candy melts do you use? The choco melt brand seems to melt weird and slough off instead of creating smooth matte finish. Thank you!
Hi!! I LOVE THESE!! Can I ask what brand of edible ink marker you used on these? I have read that they don’t have great success on top of candy melts, but yours look flawless! Thank you in advance!! – Sarah
Hi Sarah – I use Americolor Gourmet Writing Pens.
I LOVE HOW CUTE THESE LITTLE GUYS LOOK! We’re having a coffee morning at work and I’m so tempted to give these a go, they’re ace! x
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My daughter loves Curious George. i have to try this.
These are sooo cute! I love your site. The cake pops are my favorite. I have your cake pops book and it is the best there is. It is way better than any other cake pops book I have seen.
I have some nieces and nephews who would love these :)
These are super cute and you make it look so easy!!! Love the bright balloon effect too xXx
Your work is beautiful, it is a pleasure for me to read everything you do, each more beautiful thing than the other, so continuity.
I was just wondering what kind of edible marker you use for drawing the faces :) I have a few, but they don’t really transfer well on candy melts….
OMG those are so cute!
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Amazing!!! Love your work!
amazing! good job
I love, love, love these! What a super cute idea! I’m certainly going to have a go making these! And the photos and instructions are great – so clear. Thanks!
you are absolutely AMAZING!
Just when I think there is no way you can top something you’ve done, you do it! These are by far the best things i have ever seen! What craftsmanship! You are incredible.
I’m just blown away by your amazing talent. These are just adorable!!!!
I love these! They are too cute!
Wow — is there anything you can’t do? Amazing likeness and the attention to detail is wow, just WOW!
Wow. You never cease to amaze me with your ideas and the quality of your work! You are AMAZINGLY talented!
CUTEST cake pops EVER!!
Lucy Goose LOVES Curious George…we have Hulu, so I’m glad to know that’s where we can watch it.
Angie…these pops are ADORABLE!! You are so talented!!
So THAT’S what happened to Curious George on Netflix. My daughter loves George, it’s her favorite show, so I would often turn on an episode from Netflix, only to find one morning that they were all gone! Lame.
These are awesome. I can’t believe how good you are. You have consistently awed us for years. Amazing!
Amazing! Love your cake pops.
Another OMG! I saw your title for the post and thought to myself “how in the world will she pull this one off?” Well you did, and you did it quite well! You are the Diva! Thank you for sharing such talent and an adorable Curious George with us!
Awww so cute :D
Woaaah! When I saw that picture I was sure that they couldn’t be the cake pops… But I was wrong! My goodness, you are so creative. If I attempted it it would probably look… Well, different ;) Not like monkeys that’s for sure!
Have a great week!
Super cute. Your creativity, as usual, knows no bounds.
I am in love with your work. Thank you so much for sharing your talents! You inspire me!