It was a lot of fun to make this cake, partly I think because of the story that goes with it.
It is of course the Paul Frank monkey logo & apparently the birthday girl just loves Paul Frank & always has. The cake was commissioned by her sister & although the birthday girl knew she was getting a cake from me she didn't know what it was.
I was told that she was hoping for a Paul Frank related cake & her sister said that she needed to throw her off the trail a bit. So with my help by making comments about the upcoming cake I was making on my facebook page (I was told she was stalking it for clues, lol) we managed to convince her that she would be receiving a cake covered in flowers & butterflies, which was apparently defiantly not her style at all.
Sorry for teasing you Lydia but at least you got a surprise & the cake you actually wanted in the end!
The flavour was a 'Killer Chocolate' cake (milk chocolate sponge) with rich chocolate ganache for the filling in-between the 3 layers, followed by a coating in chocolate ganache & finally covered in a layer super yummy homemade chocolate marshmallow fondant. All other featuring & decorations on the cake were fondant too.
It started out life as a 12" square cake which I carved into the correct shape so as with all carved/sculpted cakes the serves are a guess rather than an exact science but I believe it would of been around 40-45 serves.
As the designed was fairly plain I added a funky pattern to the cake board for some extra interest & I also gave it just a tiny little feminine touch by adding a bow to the monkeys head.
I received a really lovely thank you email for the order which you can see on my testimonials page