A Monkey Safari Birthday Cake

I’ve been a bad blogger this week. I have FOUR cakes to post from last week…and now a bunch more from this week! Not to mention, I have 2 more stringwork tutorials to post. I promise I’ll catch up!

Here’s one of the more fun cakes from last week:

The cake design was based on one Debbie had done in the past, and I thought it was such a cute idea to have the little monkeys peeking from behind the palm trees. I also liked the design because I didn’t have to make all those little monkey bodies!

The monkey on the top of the cake was modeled after the party invitation, and he was surrounded by festive little packages!

7 thoughts on “A Monkey Safari Birthday Cake”

  1. Ooh I love the 3D monkey faces/ trees… are these modeling chocolate or fondant? 🙂

  2. This is such a cute cake! Wish you lived here so you could make an end of the year cake for my 5th grade monkey-heads!

  3. did you use fondant for the number 8? how do you get it to stand up? is it just really thick fondant? thanks!

  4. Erin, when I make numbers to stand on top of the cake, I usually use gum paste or fondant with a little Tylose/Gum Tex mixed in. I always thread a skewer up the number before it dries so that you can insert the skewer into the cake and stand the number upright. 🙂

  5. I love your work. My 7 year old is having her bday party in December at Rainforest Cafe and this cake is absolutely perfect for the theme!! How I wish you lived in Texas!!

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