I made this adorable jungle animal baby shower cake for one of my very good friends. She has always loved monkeys so it was no surprise that they decided to do a monkey/jungle theme for the baby’s nursery.
The cake is a two tiered cake frosting in light blue buttercream icing colors to look like the sky. I used Wilton Delphinium Blue and Cornflower Blue to get the color just right. I then used the Wilton Fondant and Gumpaste Jungle Mold to create the jungle animals (monkeys, elephants, giraffes and lions) as well as the clouds and trees out of fondant. I painted the details onto all the animals using powdered food coloring mixed with a little lemon extract and used a black edible marker to fill in the eyes.
Since this was a buttercream cake, and not a fondant covered cake, I decided not to use the mold to make the leaf border and instead used a tip #233 to pipe on sprigs of “grass” using green buttercream.
To make the clouds on top of the cake I just free form cut out white fondant. I let it dry a bit and then used blue edible marker edible marker to write the message “Welcome Little Monkey” on the three clouds.
This cake was so popular at the party I decided to start selling the decorations on Etsy. So if you like the design, but don’t want to buy all the supplies to make them yourself, just contact me through my Etsy Shop and place a custom order for the animals you want/need!