by Sharon Wee

Earlier this year I got asked for a last minute cake by a good friend of mine for her niece. She’s also a decorator but just happens to not be in the same country. On top of that she’s pretty easy going and told me that I could do whatever I wanted to the cake as long as it was green (her niece’s favourite colour) and had a monkey on top (their nickname for her) – my favourite kind of cake to make 🙂

Since it was a pretty small celebration and last minute, I didn’t have time to do anything complicated so I opted for buttercream.

Check out the tutorial in full below and feel free to leave me a comment to tell me what you think or share with me your cheeky monkey cakes!

Some tips and answers to some frequently asked questions:

  • I used Bakels Pettinice fondant for the cake topper.
  • The styrofoam ball shape is about 50mm and the egg shape is about 50mm from the top to bottom.
  • I use swiss meringue buttercream. I prefer the taste of it and I have included the video on how to make it below.
  • Use gel pastes to colour your buttercream and if you find the colour is not mixing it well, simply warm up the buttercream over a pot of simmering water. The softer buttercream will take the colour better.

Swiss Meringue Buttercream Recipe

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5 Comments on Cheeky Monkey Cake Topper and Brushed Buttercream Tutorial

  1. Ting ting
    January 11, 2018 at 3:12 pm (10 months ago)

    Hi, do you know if Singapore sellls Bakels Pettinice fondant?

    Reply
  2. akashocd
    July 13, 2018 at 7:59 pm (4 months ago)

    Wow this cake recipe is so good thank you for sharing your blog

    Reply
  3. Tanya
    October 28, 2018 at 3:55 am (3 weeks ago)

    What “glue ” do you use to stick a peaces of fondant to each other?

    Reply
    • Sharon Wee
      October 28, 2018 at 9:51 pm (3 weeks ago)

      Hi Tanya, you can use a very small amount of water applied with a brush 🙂

      Reply

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