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.