Tropical Monkey Cake

Tropical Monkey Cake

This was a fun and cute cake I made for Emma Jade to celebrate her 2nd birthday.  The colors are so cute and unexpected for a little girl, but that is exactly why I love them.  This is not your typical pink birthday cake.

Girly Gum Paste Monkey

The little monkey with a flower in her hair is my favorite part.  She is just so cute!  The little fondant bananas are really cute too.  I shaped them out of yellow fondant and added little black markings with an edible food color marker.  To add a little extra cuteness I brushed the bananas with glittery green petal dust.  The flowers were made using gum paste.  I used a flower cutter to cut the shapes but then added some texture with a gum paste tool.  I shaped them whimsically by hand and let them dry before attaching them to the cake.  I love the fantasy look they give the cake!

Funky Lettering

I used my funky letter cutters to spell out the birthday girls name.  Happy Birthday Emma Jade!

  • mayihavethatrecipe

    I am always so impressed with your cakes!

  • I love that it’s not just pink ruffles! and that monkey is too cute

  • Sarah Klinkowitz

    That monkey is so adorable!

  • Jamie Geller

    It’s hard to say what’s best about this adorable cake but I really love how the banana and monkey came out!!!

  • I always think whatever you bake looks sensational and you can’t possibly top it, but then you do!

  • i love those little bananas!

  • Shoshana Ohriner

    The monkey with the bananas is so so cute! What a fun cake!

  • michael akerman

    Thanks for the cake!! It looked and tasted great!