February 19, 2011
Going Bananas for this Birthday Cake!
This monkey cake was modeled after the invitations for a little boy's birthday party. The party was also at a place called Monkey Bizness. The party planner parents knew exactly what they were doing when planning this birthday party!
This cake was a two tiered cake, an 8 inch round on the bottom and a single layer 6 inch round on the top. The bottom cake served 24 and was a white cake with strawberry filling and covered in vanilla buttercream. The top cake was considered a smash cake and was for the birthday boy only. It was also a white cake with vanilla buttercream.
The monkey's face, tail, banana, and the leaves around the cake were all made from fondant. His sweet little monkey face turned out absolutely perfect. I just want to pinch his little monkey cheeks!
That banana looks good enough to eat! Oh wait, it IS edible but it does not taste like a banana! I'm sure the birthday monkey still loved it!
Look at that cute little curl in his tail! It makes my heart melt!
The leaves were hand cut and meticulously placed around the base of the cake and underneath the monkey's head, just to make him look like he was swinging from the trees!
The clouds that were placed throughout the jungle sky on the this cake were vanilla buttercream. I loved how they turned out looking very cartoon-ey (yeah, I do believe I just made up a new word!).
The parents of the birthday monkey JP loved the cake and so did the employees of Monkey Bizness! Hopefully this cake will bring in more orders for monkey cakes. I love the way this one turned out and I can't wait to see pictures of the birthday boy with his cake!