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.
The star tip creates the most celebrated, easily accomplished decorations! The serrated edges of the star tip make ridges in the icing as you squeeze it out. Because fill in requires so much piping from the same bag, keep replenishing icing in bag.
Baby Chimp's Ready to Chomp! Mini Cake is rated
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Rated 4 out of
This was my first time molding fondant. It was easier than I thought. The cake turned out great! I set it on a round circle cake with buttercream grass. Trimed it with banana shaped candies (Runts).
Date published: 2011-05-15
Rated 3 out of
My cake was similar to this one but not exact. I also used the mini stand-up bear pan to make my monkey and I used the ears of the bear for the monkey ears instead of wafers. This was one of the first cakes I made (for my son's 1st birthday party) and I didn't know much about fondant so I used icing.
Date published: 2011-05-13
Rated 5 out of
I made this for my son. It turned out super cute and everyone loved it. However, the chocolate buttercream dries too hard and dry. I was expecting my kid to be a huge, chocolately mess once he got ahold of it. He barely put a dent in it. I recommend using canned chocolate frosting, or something else that's a little messier. After all, isn't that the point of a cake that says SMASH ME?