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Fondant Monkey


Step 1

For 2 monkeys, add 1/2 teaspoon Gum-Tex™ to 6 oz. fondant. Tint as follows: 2 1/2 in. ball brown, 1/2 in. balls each light brown, yellow and pink.

Step 2

Using brown fondant, press 3/4 in. ball into cavity of Candy Melting Plate for each head; unmold. Shape a 1 1/2 in. round body, 3/8 in. thick. Attach to head with damp brush.

Step 3

Roll out a small amount of fondant 1/8 in. thick. Cut ears using wide end of tip 1, inner ears using narrow end of tip 2A. Trim and attach to head.

Step 4

Cut muzzle using wide end of tip 1; roll into oval 3/4 in. wide and attach. Roll 1/4 in. diameter fondant ropes. Cut off a 2 1/2 in. length for tail, 1 3/4 in. for arms and 2 in. for bent leg. Shape and attach to body.

Step 5

Bend and flatten foot; cut slits for toes. Roll out brown fondant 1/8 in. thick for straight leg. Cut a 1 1/4 x 1/2 in. rectangle. Wrap around lollipop stick middle, starting 3/4 in. from top end. Brush 3/4 in. end with damp brush and insert stick into monkey body.

Step 6

Shape and flatten small ball of fondant into foot; thread into position on stick and cut slits for toes. Attach package with melted candy. Bend arms into position over package and attach; cut slits for fingers.

Step 7

For hats, roll 3/4 in. high cones of tinted fondant; attach. Using royal icing, pipe tip 2 pull-out dot fringe on hat brim and tip; pipe tip 1 dot and outline facial features.

Step 8

Let dry 3 or more days.