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« on: March 29, 2008 09:21:46 PM »

I made 2 cakes for my little nephews first birthday, one for the babe and one for the rest of the people.  I used boxed cake mix and the fondant and buttercreme recipes from herehttp://whatscookingamerica.net/PegW/Fondant.htm, found from another craftster post.  I wish I had pics of me kneading the marshmallow fondant, cuz it was crazy, but it came together nicely.  Anyhow, my sister wanted a monkey cake.  I made the batter according to the box, but made it green:


then I baked 2 9x13 cakes.  I sliced them both in half (in layers), and used 3 of the layers for the larger cake, with blue buttercreme frosting in between.  I took the last layer and cut it in thirds and made a small 2 layer cake, with some crumbs

This is the small cake iced

This is the large cake iced:

Then I colored the fondant with gel food coloring

Where gloves if you don't want blue hands.  I had green nails for a few days

Then I rolled out the fondant, covered the cakes and trimmed the extra


Then I colored more fondant to make the monkeys and the tree, and rolled it out and cut out each shape free hand for the tree and from a pattern for the monkeys, and added the baby's name.



and tada! The finished cakes!


Thanks for looking.  This was my first cake of this magnitude, and it was alot of fun to make.  And the baby loved it, it didn't even throw all of it on the floor!
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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2008 09:27:45 PM »

This just blew my mind!
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2008 09:48:51 PM »

Oh my gosh, those look amazing!!! Both delicious and just plain cool.
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2008 09:53:18 PM »

awww that's so cute! Was it hard to work with fondant?  How did you get all the flour off?
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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2008 11:18:40 PM »

those look great and now I want cake! how did the fondant taste...I've heard its not very good??
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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2008 09:28:16 AM »

You did an awsome job of decorating!!! Thank you also for the link.
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« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2008 06:36:48 PM »

Thanks for all the nice comments.  The fondant wasn't too difficult to work with, except for rolling out the large piece and covering the cake.  Otherwise, it was just like cutting out sugar cookies from dough.  Or playing with play doh.  I used corn starch to roll it out in, cause it was kinda sticky.  The cornstarch did stay on the fondant, but i wiped it away with a paper towel.  And whatever was left, kinda faded after the cake sat for a day or so
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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2008 05:57:10 PM »

That is so cute. I hope I'm a great aunt like you!
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