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3D Monkey Cake

Contest Photo by: Sra_Ramirez
Orange County, CA
Category: Animal & Character

Brief Description:

3D monkey cake covered in fondant. All cake except for arms, legs, feet, and ears those were made out of rice treats. About 1.5-2 ft tall.

Ingredients:

4 boxes of devil's food cake mix
12 eggs
2 cups of oil
4 cups of water
home made buttercream
home made rice treats
brown, skin color, black and white fondant

Steps:

bake cake in 9 inch molds for 25 minutes at 350 degrees F.
Stack all 8 layers adding buttercream in between each layer.
Trim and shape top to make it look like a head and trim and shape around body to make it look like a oval-like shape for the body. Cover the whole cake in buttercream and cover in brown fondant. Shape arms, legs, feet, and ears with rice treats and cover in brown fondant. Place color fondant on face, tummy, and feet. Put arms, legs, feet and ears on with bamboo skewers. Add eyes, nose, and mouth. I added a tail made only with fondant.
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