Monkey cake

So I have been enjoying my start to summer by working, reading, relaxing, doing some baking, and of course playing tennis! Last weekend was the 3rd annual Alver-Hendo birthday bash and I figured since they were turning 25 I needed to make a super special cake to celebrate with! Knowing both Alver and Hendo are quite fun people I thought I would need to make a fun cake, and really what is more fun than a monkey? So of course this is what I set out to do, and I think it turned out pretty well. The body was made of chocolate cake and the head, arms, legs, and tail were made of chocolate ricecrispy treat.

This is another cake I made for a graduation/birthday combo. It was vanilla cake with strawberries and custard filling, vanilla buttercream and the sides are covered in walnut crumbs.