Monkey Baby Shower Cake

The cake for this baby shower was a 3 layer 14 inch round cinnamon cake. I used cream cheese icing and piped it all over as stars using tip number 22, and made the rattles, baby bottles, safety pins and letters out of chocolate. The monkey is also made out of solid chocolate, and it ended up weighing 4 lbs!

I attached 2 large plastic dowel rods to the back of the monkey with chocolate and let it set, then placed it on the cake when I arrived at the site. I attached lollipop sticks to the back of each letter with chocolate to make it stand up straight. The rattle and bottle were attached to the monkey with icing, and I piped the bib on with icing.  In the future, I’ll make the larger letters out of gumpaste and/or fondant.  The look will be much smoother, and I can still attach lollipop sticks to the back to make them stand up on the cake.  The picture doesn’t do this cake justice, it was enormous!


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