Making Monkey Ears (Monkey Earache!)

Decorating By missyv110 Updated 29 Oct 2007 , 6:43pm by Emmieq

missyv110 Posted 12 Jan 2007 , 12:46pm
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Hi all. I'm looking for something to use for monkey ears like on cupcakes similar to these: (credit goes to a cupcake maker who posted these on flickr photosharing, name unknown, but aren't they adorable?)

I can't find Nutterbutters (used in the photo) nor Necco wafers....so I need something circular and flat, like a small disk-shaped cookie about twice the circumference of an M&M. I tried cutting Nilla wafers (they sawed off ok for the muzzles)...but they shattered when trying to make little circles.

Any ideas would be much appreciated. Thanks everyone.

Maureen
LL

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lapazlady Posted 12 Jan 2007 , 12:54pm
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You could make small 1/2 moon cookies (sugar cookies or the no-fail variety that is used here on CC), they could be marked in whatever design you wished before baking. You might need to make 2-3 batches (6 or fewer cookies each) to get the correct size and markings. The cupcakes are adorable!!

Marksgirl Posted 12 Jan 2007 , 1:05pm
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What about white chocolate dics?

KHalstead Posted 12 Jan 2007 , 3:03pm
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what about Nilla wafers cut in half?? Also......if you wanted to you could do them out of graham crackers.......If you pop a graham cracker in the microwave for 5-10 seconds (depending on how strongly powered your mic. is) it will make them get soft and you can (immediately) cut them with a round cookie cutter and then cut the circles in half with a knife.....after sitting for 30 seconds or so they will firm right back up again.......depends on how much trouble you want to go to?

missyv110 Posted 12 Jan 2007 , 5:00pm
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Thanks for all the ideas & tips (the graham cracker tip is awesome)

I found some giant yellow daisy sprinkles, stuck em in, and MONKEY TIME.

How do you like 'em?
LL

lapazlady Posted 12 Jan 2007 , 5:47pm
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Well, that was sure a winner, they are darling!

Marksgirl Posted 12 Jan 2007 , 5:56pm
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cute...cute...cute

Nitu Posted 12 Jan 2007 , 6:00pm
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Sooooooooooooo Cute!

Thanks for sharing with us.
Nitu

missyv110 Posted 12 Jan 2007 , 8:19pm
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Thanks everyone, I appreciate your kind words. Here's the Cake that goes with the little monkeys:
LL

KHalstead Posted 13 Jan 2007 , 3:20pm
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so adorable!!!!! I LOVE it.........those cupcakes are too cute!! What kind of frosting is on that cake......man that looks like a delicious monkey head LOL

missyv110 Posted 13 Jan 2007 , 3:34pm
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Hee hee, khalstead you're too funny! I made a 'chocolate attack' buttercream (made up as I went along)
1 cup butter
1/4 cup shortening
lots of icing sugar
six melted squares of unsweetened choc (melted & cooled)...
1/4 cup sifted cocoa
dash salt
couple of tablespoons strong coffee
one drop of maple flavour (I know, strange, but it brought out the chocolate)

There was enough for Mama Monkey's entire head plus the cupcakes, plus putting a fair amount in MYSELF (testing, testing, of course)

Then I foam-rollered it, and it worked great!

Mandica12182 Posted 13 Jan 2007 , 3:44pm
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Cute cake and cupcakes!! My son looves monkeys, so he'd go bananas over those!!

Nitu Posted 13 Jan 2007 , 9:28pm
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Thanks and thank you so much, missyv110.
You helped me a lot for my next cake order. This order is totally monkey theme. And I have to do cupcakes too. So you gave me entire package. I am glad that I saw this forum and. I really appreciated your instructions, recipes and photos.

Thanks again
Nitu

JackSkellington11 Posted 14 Jan 2007 , 2:33am
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Love it. . .great job thumbs_up.gif

missyv110 Posted 14 Jan 2007 , 3:45am
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Nitu, I'm so glad this was helpful to you!


UPDATE......
Well, the monkeys were a HUGE success, the birthday girl was thrilled to bits, the kids went crazy, and the parents went crazier. Adults are NUTS for cupcakes! They would have eaten 48 of them, the 24 went so fast.

The manager at the Rainforest Cafe asked for my number as they do catering....he loved the monkey theme..... how cool is that??

Seeing Haley's 11-yr old face just light up when she saw the cakes, that made everything all worthwhile. Priceless, as they say!

YAY MONKEYS!
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Emmieq Posted 29 Oct 2007 , 6:43pm
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Missy what a wondeful cake. My daughter asked for a monkey cake this morning, Today is her birthday icon_mad.gif . I stumbled across this website Via ask.com and joined at once. I have a few cake Ideas for a fish (I made for my son last month) and a teddy bear. I will post them as soon as I get this dang monkey cake made and I can figure out how to post the pictures. Thanks for the great Idea. thumbs_up.gif

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