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Monkey Business Birthday Cake

The birthday boy or girl will go bananas for this monkey-covered birthday cake. These peppy primates are created using colorful Sugar Sheets! and tools.

4.4 Average of 7 ratings

Difficulty: Easy
Average of 5 reviews




Instructions:

Step 1

Bake and cool two-layer cake. Place on foil-wrapped cake circle. Ice smooth with sky blue buttercream.

Step 2

For grass, use Rotary Cutter to cut three strips, 10 1/2 in. long x 2 in. wide, from Bright Green Sugar Sheets! With craft knife, cut blades of grass. Attach to side of cake.

Step 3

For the monkey heads, use punch with Large Circle Cutting Insert to cut two circles each from Bright Blue, Purple and Red Sugar Sheets!

Step 4

For the monkey ears and muzzles, use punch with Small Circle Cutting Insert to cut six circles each from Bright Blue, Purple and Red Sugar Sheets!

Step 5

Attach the muzzles to the heads using piping gel. Draw eyes on the head and a nose and mouth on the muzzle with black FoodWriter.

Step 6

For the small tuffs of hair, use Rotary Cutter to cut strips, 1/2 in. tall x 1/2 in. wide, from Bright Blue, Purple and Red Sugar Sheets! Cut 1/4 in. down in a V-shape for tuffs. Attach behind the head using piping gel. Attach ears and heads to the cake.

Step 7

Using punch with Swirl Cutting Insert, cut 16 swirls from Bright Green Sugar Sheets. Using piping gel, attach randomly to the grass.

Step 8

Using Rotary Cutter, cut 10 bananas, 2 in. long x 3/8 in. wide, from Bright Yellow Sugar Sheets! Draw stem and spots using black FoodWriter. Attach to grass using piping gel.

Step 9

Insert candles in cake.