May 16, 2010

Polka Dot Mod Monkey Cake

Such a cute and tiny, 4 inch cake and matching cupcakes to match their Mod Monkey party decor!  The cake was vanilla with fresh strawberries and Rich's Vanilla Bettercreme (tastes a lot like the whipped cream Sam's and Costco uses...stable and delicious).

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The cake was covered in Bettercreme and decorated with marshmallow fondant (MMF). I usually make fondant covered cakes and covering this one smoothly in Bettercreme was a challenge. I may have spent about a half hour just trying to smooth it out perfectly, but maybe it was because it was just so small (4") or maybe, the Bettercreme was too fluffy - not sure but it turned out pretty good in the end. I made all the fondant decorations 3 days prior to allow for plenty of time to dry.  I also brushed the backs of each piece with melted white chocolate to help add a barrier between the "wet" bettercreme and the "dry" fondant.  Fondant will absorb moisture, therefore, the added barrier will help keep them firm for a bit longer.  I hope little Hayden enjoyed his 1st birthday matched all the "Mod Monkey" party decorations perfectly.

Note:  Finding the Rich's product is difficult.  Here is the Rich's UK website with some good information about the cream itself.  Smart and Final carry the Chocolate version.  I was luck to have found the Vanilla at a Cake Supply store far away from me.  Hopefully, it will become easier to find and get.  


  1. I like this cake. I made a cake using the exact same plate as a design.

  2. Thank you, wonderful job! This was the information I needed to get. This is a perfect cake for my little bro!