In the spirit of sharing I am showing this cake idea I found on the internet last year.
This is the cake I made for my son's second birthday last year. I was looking for a monkey cake, but I didn't feel like spending a fortune on one. We decided on a monkey theme because of the hilarious way he had been saying monkey. Monkme! (Well you know how things are funnier when your own kid is doing it. )
I was very impressed with how it turned it because I am really not the most crafty person in the whole wide world.
It is one round cake I cut out a little piece on each side and covered it with chocolate icing. I used Black Twizzlers for the sticking up hair and chocolate sprinkles for the other hair. Then I cut one edge off chocolate donuts and ate them. I used the rest for the ears. (I also ate the rest of the package. What? I was working hard.)
Then I took a white can of icing and used some of the first layer of eyes. The second layer is a York Peppermind Patty. Then a dab more. The rest of the icing I colored pink and used for the cheeks. Red gel icing makes the mouth and two brown M&Ms are the nose. (Not pictured below.)I used the rest of the cake batter as cupcakes.