Baby Chimp's Ready to Chomp! Mini Cake
Vanilla wafer cookies
Mini cake serves 4.
Bake and cool cupcake and mini cake. Trim ears off mini cake; position on foil-wrapped Cake Circle or serving plate.
For ears, trim vanilla wafers to a crescent shape to fit curve of head. For legs, begin with a 1/2 x 4 in. log of fondant; shape to get a wider thigh tapering to narrow ankle with teardrop-shaped, angled foot. Attach ears and legs with icing. Use tip 5 to outline and fill in inner ears, face and foot pads (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch).
Overpipe muzzle; smooth. Pipe tip 3 dot eyes (flatten slightly) and outline mouth. Pipe tip 2 outline nostrils. Cover body with tip 16 stars. Ice cupcake smooth; position between legs.
For arms, roll 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. logs; shape for bent elbow and slightly flattened hand. Attach with icing, resting hands on cupcake. Lift arm; outline and pipe in palms with tip 5 (pat smooth) and replace on cupcake. Cover arms with tip 16 stars. For tail, shape a fondant rope 1/4 x 5 1/2 in. long. Curl and attach to back bottom with icing. Cover with tip 16 stars. Print tip 3 message on cupcake.
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