This monkey cake was created for a little girl’s 6th birthday. It was a 3 tier butter recipe cake with buttercream icing and fondant accents.

The monkey, banana, bird, and flowers were made from fondant. The bird and the banana were molded free hand and the flowers were cut out with fondant cutters.

I just knew the monkey was going to give me fits, but it was easier than I thought. To make the monkey, I printed a picture of a monkey on card stock. Then, I laid it on a piece of wax paper, traced it on there as my template and cut it out of the fondant very carefully.

The little girl I made it for emailed me herself and told me how much she loved her cake. That email made this cake my best ever.

I am a hobby baker. I taught myself and getting feedback like this is very rewarding.