I had the privilege of making this adorable sock monkey cake for a special little boy on his first birthday. I made this cake for his big sister a few months back, so I'm glad I could make his cake too!
The top tier is a gluten free chocolate cake and the bottom is my regular chocolate cake. For the longest, I couldn't decide exactly what to do with the top tier. I thought about the monkey face on the side of the cake, carving the whole tier into a monkey head, or even making a 3d sock monkey to serve as a topper. But this is what I came up with.
I was very happy with how the argyle pattern turned out!
A little secret: I almost messed up my monkey when I had to skewer the cake. I managed to salvage it. Whew!