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« on: July 27, 2010 02:17:17 PM »

Just to be clear, I wasn't going to post this, but I'm buckling under peer-pressure by a craftster lurker.  At least I think she's just a lurker.  If she's not, she hasn't told me her screen name.  I'll just call her pfaffy.   Cheesy

So, I made these cakes for my daughter's birthday over the weekend.  Her Royal Highness turned 1, so I used the same Wilton 3D bear pan that I used for her brother's first cake years ago.  As an added bonus, I scored a mini-bear pan from a Wilton grab-bag, so I used that for her smash cake.  This is a chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream & Duff-brand fondant (OMG - this stuff tastes GOOOOOOD!!!)

I gave myself two challenges: 1) to make a monkey from the bear (that was easy thanks to ideas I got from cakecentral.com), and 2) give the monkey a dress to match HRH's party dress. 

Here's the result (click on the pic for a larger picture):
Front of the monkey (the cake, not my daughter)

Back of the monkey

The inspiration for the cake

Smash cake (this did not stand up well to repeated birthday faceplants)

Thanks for looking.  I had so much fun making this one! 
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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2010 02:42:18 PM »

How cute! You did a great job!
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2010 03:05:14 PM »

Very cute!! I LOVE that you made dress to match you lil monkey.

« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2010 08:38:44 PM »

I haven't tried any Duff products but it sounds like you liked them. I'll have to give them a try.
Very nice job! There is nothing better than a homemade birthday cake! Homemade = LOVE Smiley
Hope your daughter had a great day!
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