Trace the outline and paws of the
monkey from the photograph. Enlarge to fit the cake and cut a template.
Split and fill the cake with butter
icing. Place on the cake board and use the template to cut out the basic
shape of the monkey. Use the trimmings to shape the nose and tummy.
Brush with apricot jam and cover with a layer of marzipan.
Tint 450g of the sugar paste icing
pale pink and use to cover the cake. Leave to dry overnight.
Mark the position of the face and
paws. Tint a little of the sugar paste icing blue and use for the eyes.
Tint a little icing black and cut out
the pupils and tie.
Tint the remaining sugar paste icing
dark pink and cut out the nose, mouth, ears and paws. Stick all the
features in place with water. Roll the trimmings into balls and place on
the board to hold the candles.