I have had the chance to dabble in cake decorating again and made a monkey cake for my niece's first birthday. This cake is a banana cake with chocolate fudge icing.
I got the design idea from Scribble on CakeCentral.com and you should really take a look to see how the cake should be done properly. I think I should've used chocolate buttercream icing instead of the glaze as I'
m not that skilled at creating a smooth finish in all the nooks and crannys with a pour-on icing. I had never made the icing before and it's quite sticky as it starts to cool.
I think with this cake I've learned that:
you should always do a practice cake
it's too hard to decorate sculpture cakes with kids
give yourself extra time and space to get messy