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.
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!