Monkey Business Birthday Cake
Cake serves 12.
Bake and cool two-layer cake. Place on foil-wrapped cake circle. Ice smooth with sky blue buttercream.
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.
For the monkey heads, use punch with Large Circle Cutting Insert to cut two circles each from Bright Blue, Purple and Red Sugar Sheets!
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!
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.
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.
Using punch with Swirl Cutting Insert, cut 16 swirls from Bright Green Sugar Sheets. Using piping gel, attach randomly to the grass.
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.
Insert candles in cake.
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