Go Bananas Cake
Any birthday boy or girl will Go Bananas for this cake! The smiling monkey is covered with stars made with vanilla and chocolate flavored icing for two taste treats in one.
Trim ears off cake and position lower on head.
Trace shape on cake circle, cut to fit and wrap with foil.
Outline facial features with tip 4.
Pipe in tip 6 eyes, pupils, inside ears, nostrils, mouth and tongue (pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch).
Cover head with tip 16 stars.
*Note: Add white to chocolate buttercream for shade used in inner face area.
Characters or designs are often outlined first, then piped in with stars or zigzags. Outlines can also be used for facial features.
The star tip creates the most popular, easily accomplished decorations! The serrated edges of the star tip makes ridges in the icing as you squeeze it out. Use for borders, details such as buttons and facial features, flower centers, filling in cakes baked in shaped pans.