Monkey Face Cake

What is it? Chocolate Fudge Cake,  Fudge frosting,  Ganache (piped on the bottom border and face), Fondant covered  board,  Runt banana shaped/flavored candies


How to create a FUN  Monkey Face cake
  • 4 cupcakes are needed for ears.  Slice off a 1/4 off the sides. 
  • Stack 2 cupcakes with bottoms touching and add frosting in between to hold together.  Then add frosting on the side that has been sliced and connect to the cake (where ears would go).
  • For the face - find an image online and if necessary photocopy picture to increase/decrease size (should be proportionate to your cake size).
  • Using parchment paper and pencil - trace the features onto parchment and cut out the inside part of face (as shown in picture above).
  • With the pencil side up (so it doesn't touch cake), place parchment on cake and use toothpicks to keep it in place. 
  • Now you can frost the top of cake (going around the parchment).  remove parchment. 
  • Use lighter colored chocolate frosting to fill in center of face and ears
  • To add eyes, nose and mouth...
    • you can add the parchment back on and use a toothpick to perforate the placement  OR
    • use your creative abilities to determine placement and shape and just draw it on (freehand).  
  • Use ganache to outline where features will go, then fill in outline with more ganache.  Use small metal spatula (or smooth end of butter knife) to smooth out the ganache filling. It won't be perfect, but that's okay, practice makes perfect. 

TIP: To add a bit more to the presentation, bring two cake boards together (w/ double stick tape or hot glue in between), cover with foil, then with fondant with the final touch being decorative ribbon (on edge).

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