Chipper Chimp Mini Cake
Turn Mini Ball Pan cakes into mischievous monkeys by adding piped-icing details and party hats and ears cut from cookie dough. Make the hats festive with confetti sprinkles and pulled-out icing fringe.
Each mini cake serves 1.
Bake and cool mini ball cake; ice smooth. Use tip 5 to outline and fill in muzzle (pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Use tip 3 to pipe dot eyes and nose; pipe tip 2 outline mouth.
Sandwich hat cookies together with icing; ice top cookie smooth. Ice ears smooth; outline and pipe in inner ears using tip 5 (pat smooth). Attach ears and hat to head with icing.
Attach confetti to hat with dots of icing. Pipe tip 3 pull-out dot fringe on hat brim and tip.
Combine Brown with Red-Red for brown shown. In advance: Make cookies. Prepare dough and roll out. Use patterns to cut 2 hats and 2 ears for each treat. Bake and cool cookies.
Pipe dots for flower centers, faces, figure piping and border effects. When making large dots, lift the tip as you squeeze to allow icing to fill out completely.
Characters or designs are often outlined first, then piped in with stars or zigzags. Outlines can also be used for facial features.