My godson's 1st birthday was this past August and i was of course on sweet treat duty! His mom decided to go with a Paul Frank theme and frankly, I was a bit nervous at first. I had never heard of Paul Frank before and was unsure what to do. But me being the person that I am, I of course pulled it together! His mom wanted a the cake to be the shape of Paul Frank's face and needed it for a count of 30 people. I went a big overboard and created and enormously heavy cake. What I did.....
2. Since I can sketch well, I drew the shape of the monkey's face and then cut them out and covered them with masking tape to use as tracing reference (you can print the outline out as well).
3. I actually separated the face; cut the ears, top half of the face and the mouth apart from each other to make it easier to trace them.
4. I then placed each shape on top of the stacked cakes and cut them with a knife.
5. Once all of the cutting was complete, I filled the layers with buttercream and then began putting the face back together.
6.The monkey's face is covered completely in brown and ivory fondant (Satin Ice brand...delicious!). And his giant red mouth is painted on.