Our adorable nephew has a small stuffed monkey that is his very favorite stuffed animal. As a baby he couldn’t actually say monkey so it came out as “Ming-Ming”. With his little lisp and big brown eyes he could just melt your heart. As a surprise for his birthday I made him a monkey cake and the moment he said it he gasped “MING-MING!!” I don’t know if I was more proud of him being such a smart and sweet boy or me making a cake that a kid could recognize 🙂 I found the idea somewhere on the internet and decided to give it a whirl. Practice makes perfect and in this case I didn’t have a lot of practice! It was fun to create though.
- Ears are Entenmann’s chocolate donuts
- Fur is crushed Oreo’s
- Eye’s are Oreo cookies
- Nostrils are peanut M&M’s
- The rest is just cake and yummy frosting
- Chocolate Twizzlers as hair on the top of his head
Two years later he requested the same cake…i made a couple of minor change. This time I made some cake in a glass Pyrex bowl to create some dimension in his face. What a bummer, I completely forgot about the Twizzlers this time.