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How to Make a Fondant Monkey

Makes: Two monkeys.
Skill Level: None

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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.

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How to Make a Fondant Monkey is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I posted this review under the cupcake instructions, but it really belongs here. I have made these fondant monkeys for 2 different cakes, a jungle themed cake and a Diego cake (the monkeys were the Bobo brothers). The instuctions give details about the relative size of head, body, and limbs. This was very useful - I didn't have to make several test monkeys to get the proportions correct. The monkeys are relatively easy to make, but a bit time consuming, hence the medium difficulty rating. The final figures were very cute & very well received by all who saw the cakes. I made sitting and standing monkeys. To keep all limbs (including tail) in place while they dried, I used kleenex to keep the figures in the correct position. Try to make them several days before the cake is needed so they have adequate time to dry. However, I'm a professional procrastinator & I've made them just 2 days ahead & then left a fan blowing on them till I needed to pack them up & that worked just fine.
Date published: 2010-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I took the monkey idea and made it a sock monkey for a friends party. I sat it on a oval cake with cut outs of flowers, leaves and circles. All of this was made with vibrabt fondant colors. A confetti fun cake mix with cherry flavored buttercream frosting.
Date published: 2010-12-02
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