Monkey Cake

by Sherrie Mason
(Oakboro, NC)

I made this Monkey Cake for my daughter's teacher. She loves monkeys and is having her first baby in April.

I really wanted her baby shower cake to be special. So I designed a cake with a jungle theme feel, but kept it a little more modern with the dots in the colors of her baby shower.

I used my own white cake recipe. The cake was iced and filled with buttercream, and I used marshmallow fondant to cover it.

This was the second time I had ever used fondant on a cake. And I must say the MM fondant was much easier to work with than the store bought fondant. It tasted better too!!

The cake is made using a 10" round pan and a 14" round pan. I made the monkeys in the middle by covering the Wilton globe pillar set with MM fondant. I also made the dots around the cake, monkey, bananas, and palm tree on the top of the cake from MM fondant.

I made the palm tree a week ahead of time. The actual baking and decorating took approximately 15 hours to complete.

I have been making and decorating cakes since I was 13. My friends still laugh that I got my first stand-up Kitchen aid when I was 13, because I burned up my Mom's hand mixer making cakes!

From the editor:
What an adorable Monkey Cake. It's perfect for any jungle themed event, whether it's a baby shower, birthday party or just because.

And don't forget to pick up some cute, co-ordinating party supplies

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Jul 08, 2011
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by: Anonymous

i luv this cake my son first baby is expected 10-13-11 and thats the theme they chose

Jun 28, 2011
by: Donna

Would you be willing to provide me with exactly how you did the monkeys for the middle of the cake? I know you used the globe pillar set, but how exactly did you do it? Thanks

May 18, 2011
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by: laura lira

great cake! i have a baby shower coming up and the theme is all about monkeys. but im having trouble finding the monkeys. where did you get the monkeys used in this cake???? please help me

Jul 15, 2010
by: DeAira

I was wondering how i could get u to make my daughter a monkey cake she love MONKEY!!!!!! She turning 3 Aug 16 put the party is Aug 14 um if u could email me that would be great thanks again and the cake it so CUTE!!!

May 04, 2010
by: Ashley

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Feb 16, 2010
Palm tree
by: Kimbosue

Could you share your palm tree directions? I am making a similar cake for a baby shower and don't want to use pretzel sticks for the trunks.

Nov 07, 2009
cute monkeys
by: sandy

this is sooo cute! great monkeys. how did you do it so that the fondant in the bake does not bunch up?

Mar 24, 2009
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