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.
mmmmmmmm. 

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.