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Monkey Cake and Cupcakes

At Christmas, my son kept asking my Dad what he wanted for presents, and he jokingly threw out "A MONKEY!"   He ended up getting him a sock monkey, and since then, everything monkey that he sees must be for Papa.     When I asked for suggestions for Papa's bday cake, my son rolled his eyes and said, "A monkey! What else?"


Found lots of great ideas on the web.   It was going to be ugly hot here yesterday so I got up at 5am and made the cupcakes from a cake mix and then frosted them with canned frosting.    The faces are made by carefully sawing off the top 1/3 of a Nilla Wafer, then adding 2 dots of gel coloring for the nostrils and a red line of gel coloring for the mouth.    Ears are the 1/3 of the wafers you removed earlier, and the eyes are dots of gel coloring or you could use chocolate chips.  








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