At least 2 days in advance: Make
monkeys using royal icing. Make 2 copies of each monkey pattern; place 1 copy on board, cover with waxed paper and secure with tape, (use 2nd copy for reference while piping). Build up body with tip 10; smooth with spatula. Pipe in tip 8 stomach (pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Pipe tip 8 ball head; pipe in face and ears with tip 3 (pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Pipe tip 6 outline legs, arms and tail. Pipe tip 3 eyes and mouth, tip 1 dot nose and outline teeth on top monkey. Pipe tip 10 dot coconut and tip 3 motion lines, 3/4 in. long. Let dry.