Some of you may remember back in August when I made a monkey cake for my friend now boyfriend Nik. You may also remember that cake was a bit of a nightmare.
I, however, am not one to give up easily so when Krista asked me to make a monkey cake for her Brother in Laws birthday of course I went for it! I’m happy to report things went much more smoothly this time around!
I also took a few more photos this time to document the process.
Step 1: Bake the cake. This time I made sure the pan was thoroughly coated with non-stick spray in order to avoid the problems I had last time with the cake sticking to the pan.
Step 2: Make the icing. Once again I used the Wilton’s classic buttercream icing recipe. I added the milk 1 T at a time to avoid making the icing too soft like last time. It was still a bit soft though so I think next time I’m going to use their recipe for icing with a stiffer consistency.
Step 3: Gather your tips, dyes, pastry bags and other supplies.
I used Wilton tips 3, 14, 16, and 363. I also used, brown, ivory and kelly green Wilton colors. I colored the icing as I went along, but you could color the icing all at one right now.
Step 4: Outline the details.
Step 5: Fill it in. Work your way from the top to the bottom doing one color at a time.
Step 6: Add edging and trim details.
And the finished product…