At least 2 days in advance: Make
monkeys using royal icing. Make 2 copies of each monkey pattern; place 1 copy on board, cover with waxed paper and secure with tape, (use 2nd copy for reference while piping). Build up body with tip 10; smooth with spatula. Pipe in tip 8 stomach (pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Pipe tip 8 ball head; pipe in face and ears with tip 3 (pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Pipe tip 6 outline legs, arms and tail. Pipe tip 3 eyes and mouth, tip 1 dot nose and outline teeth on top monkey. Pipe tip 10 dot coconut and tip 3 motion lines, 3/4 in. long. Let dry.
On cake, outline trunk and leaf sections with tip 3. Fill in cake with tip 16 stars. Carefully peel off monkeys, coconut and motion lines from waxed paper; position on cake.
Combine brown with red-red for brown shown. Combine brown and orange with golden yellow for orange shown. Combine leaf green with lemon yellow for green shown.
This cute little chimp comes to life with easy-melting Candy Melts®! Ice cupcake smooth; attach easy-to-make candy plaque muzzle and ears. The Monkey Munchie Cupcakes are more fun than a barrel of monkeys.