Saturday, June 25, 2011

Monkey Love!

I really love opportunities to make 3D cakes.  It is fun to visualize it in my mind and then see it "come to life" in cake!

I had a request for a monkey/gorilla cake.  Madison really loves watching the "Tori and Dean" show and wanted to have a 3D gorilla cake like one from the birthday party of Tori and Dean's son Liam's first birthday.

I don't mind getting inspiration from other cake artists, in fact there are so many talented people out there that I wish I could be like!  But I knew that the cake from the show wasn't near cute enough for Madison.

I found this picture on Celebrity Moms blog

Of course Madison didn't need to have such a large cake, so I had to scale down and of course I set forth with my plans. 

CUTE, he has to be CUTE!

This gorilla/monkey is a cake body and a rice krispie head.  Covered in chocolate buttercream icing and fondant accents.

Here is a close up of the banana he is holding.

Thanks Madison for such a great plan!  I hope you had the best birthday ever!


  1. Thanks Haniela! I am a big fan of your works, I need to take photography lessons from you! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I think your monkey is WAY cuter than Tori's monkey!! Great job!!