Friday, May 1, 2009

Birthday Monkey Cake for a 1 yr. old

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 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
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  1. Awww... that is very cute! I like how it was banana too! yum!