If I had to choose one word to describe this Little Monkey Birthday Cake, the word would be: HAPPY!!
I made this cake some time ago, but seeing it still produces on me a feeling of happiness..perhaps is the beautiful combination of colors or maybe because of the little monkey that was placed as a topper.
This Little Monkey Birthday Cake was made for Andre, a little boy who at the age of two was fascinated by monkeys and his favorite cartoons, toys and clothes had to have a monkey as a theme.
I remember that when they asked me to make this cake, they request something cheerful and funny, they also wanted something big because they had a lot of guests and the most important thing was to put a monkey on top, just like the birthday boy wanted.
And precisely that little monkey, was the detail that had me more excited about this cake because I could practice with my carving and figures modeling..the monkey was done completely by hand using gumpaste and without the use of any mold, it was completely edible but also could be kept as a souvenir maintaining a proper care.
More details about this cake:
- It’s a 3 tier 6″, 8″ and 10″ vanilla cake filled with Dulce de Leche and iced with buttercream.
- It was completely covered and decorated with homemade marshmallow fondant.
- The little monkey was made with mixing brown fondant and tylose powder.
- The name and number was made using these fondant cutters.
- For the ribbons on the second tier, I used this cutter.
And here is a close-up picture of the cute little monkey:
All the details of this cake indicate joy and fun..the colors, the borders made out of fondant balls and the stars that stand out making this cake more spectacular, without a doubt this is one of my favorite cakes.
To finish, I want to encourage you to put into practice all your skills, if something does not work out as you wish in the first attempt just keep trying!!!
I was pleased with my little monkey on my fourth attempt and I think it was worth because Andre love it!!! So please, don’t get discouraged, with practice and patience you can achieve all your goals and the satisfaction of making the effort will be the greatest reward.
Thank you so much for reading, see you next time!!