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Coolest Monkey Cake 50

by Sheree
(Draper, UT)

Homemade Monkey Cake

Homemade Monkey Cake

I used a 9" round cake for the head of the monkey cake, and used the round cake pan which is used to make 3D balls (I used only the one side) to make the belly a little more round. Then, I made a regular cake for the tail, hands, legs and an extra nose/cheeks/mouth piece (to make the face stand out).

First, I traced the round cake pan on a piece of paper and drew the face that I wanted. Then, I drew the legs, hands and tail on paper and cut them out. After I made the cakes and let them cool completely, I covered them in plastic and froze them. Once frozen, I took my templates and cut the pieces out. Then, I placed them on foil covered cardboard in the places that I wanted and glued them together with frosting. I again froze the cake because it makes it a lot easier to frost and the cake won't fall apart. I would take the cake out and frost it until the frosting was having a hard time sticking. Then, I would freeze again and repeat until done.

To make the lighter mocha colored frosting, I used vanilla frosting and added enough cocoa to make it the desired color. I also outlined the fingers and toes to make them stand out more with chocolate icing.

On the face, I cut out an extra piece of the nose and cheeks/mouth to make it stand out. I placed this extra piece over the actual cake to make it raised, which helped to stand out the cheeks. I used red fruit by the foot for the inside of the ears and the tongue (you could also use red/pink frosting)

I got two pieces of chocolate licorice and twined them together to use as a vine in the upper hand and held it in place with tooth picks. I was planning on using green fruit by the foot to make leaves, but the store I went to was out of them.

This really was very easy to make and is my favorite cake that I have made so far!

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by: Shalise

This is so cute, I commented on your blog as well. Great Job- your so creative

I made the same cake
by: Anonymous

I made the same cake and it came out really nice :)

Instead of buying a new cake pan I just used an oven safe bowl to make the tummy and two ramekins to make the ears. I made two 9inch round cakes. I cut the head out of one and a second mouth area out of the second. I used the rest of the second round cake to make the tail and a hand. I used a 9x13 cake to make the two feet, the other hand, and two bananas. I cut one of the bananas in half and layered them to make the banana cake taller. The banana was my daughter's smash cake (first birthday) and the monkey was to share with every one else.

I didn't use any candy to make vines or ears. I left the ears frosted and used white cookie frosting for the eyes. I mixed some with red frosting coloring to make the inside of the mouth pink. I mixed some chocolate frosting with some black frosting die (Wilton's) to make the dark frosting for my outline.

I used 3 cans of chocolate and 1/2 can of white to make the darker monkey fur and 1 can of chocolate and 1 can of white to make the lighter monkey fur.

I also used the freeze method and put the cake back in the freezer whenever it got too soft to frost.


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