Coolest Monkey Gift Cake

A friend was having a birthday party for her son turning one, she had plates and napkings with this pattern and I copied them to the cake. Everything on cake is fondant except the sticks to hold up the monkey heads. I also made a individual small cake for the boy.

I frosted the cake with butter cream frosting and then put the white fondant. A couple of days before you make the cake you should make the monkeys (with sticks in them), poc-a-dots and round parts of bow so they can dry and hold there shape. Wrap the round parts of the bows around comething so they are all the dame size (ok to take round thing out after you have the size, lay them on there sided to dry).

To apply fondant dots and ribbon, use a small amount of water applied to back of fondant. You may need to use butter cream frosting to apply round part of bow depending on the size of the bow. I would be glad to help anyone attempting this cake.

2 thoughts on “Coolest Monkey Gift Cake”

  1. Your cake is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing all of the details and your email address could come in handy.

  2. I love this cake! If you don’t mind me asking – I would like some help troubleshooting. I have found the fondant cracks very easily when making a bow. The fondant I used was corn syrup, powdered sugar and shortening. I found later that I needed a lot more powdered sugar than the recipe called for – yet the loops still cracked, regardless. I also think the fondant I used was too thick, but I had to compensate for tearing. Also – how long did you allow for the fondant to dry? It may be the fact that I shouldn’t use this type of fondant, I’m not really sure. Your help would be GREATLY appreciated!

    Thanks so much,

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