This cake was just the thing for a "little monkey's" birthday - part sweet and part monkey business! I used the party invitations from invitationmonkey.com as inspiration for the design... click here to see them. The birthday girl didn't want any monkeying around with the cake flavors though - straight up vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream for this one.
I always like when folks "go ape" over their cakes. I got this nice note from the birthday girl's mom after the party:
"Really, the cake was amazing! So beautiful, I hated to cut it...but of course I did...and it was delicious!! People are still talking about it! I can't thank you enough."