Pink Monkey Cake Recipe

Pink Monkey Cake Recipe

Ingredients : Makes one 20cm cake

20 cm

115 g

45 ml

450 g

500 g

 

Materials/equipment

25 cm

2

Round sponge cake

Butter icing

Apricot jam, warmed and sieved

Marzipan

Sugar paste icing

Red, blue and black food coloring

 

Round cake board

Candles and holders

Method :
  • 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.

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