A Monkey Birthday Cake Idea So Easy a Monkey Could Do It!

Monkey Cake Idea for kids birthday | personalized cake toppers by Avalon Sunshine

This monkey cake is so cute it's BANANAS!  The best part is how easy it is to decorate!  

So simple, but let's break it down anyway.

Start with a chocolate frosted cake and a box of Runts candy.  One movie theater size box of Runts was just enough for the top and front of cake.  If you want them to cover all the way around the back of the cake too, you'll need 2 boxes. 

Separate out the banana candies from the rest of the fruity flavors. 

Chocolate cake with banana candies for a monkey birthday cake
Just press the candies gently into the frosting to make them stick. The contrast between the chocolate frosting and the yellow bananas looks amazing!  

monkey birthday cake with cake topper and banana candies | cake topper by Avalon Sunshine
Add a few or go bananas and add a ton of candies! 
monkey cake with monkey cake topper and banana candies | cake topper by Avalon Sunshine
Order your personalized monkey cake topper from Avalon Sunshine right here.  Don't you just love how he's hanging from his tail?
Monkey Birthday Cake Topper | personalized cake topper by Avalon Sunshine
If you're looking for some simple decorations to fill in space on the cake table for a party, might I suggest a plant and a bunch of bananas?  So simple, but they make the table look fun! 

Monkey Cake for Monkey birthday party with cake topper | Avalon Sunshine
Or....if you're looking for a little extra monkey decoration, here's a quick DIY using a stuffed monkey that you can hang over the table. 


  • Metal floral hoop (mine was 12")
  • Stuffed monkey (no larger than your hoop when it's sitting down)
  • Needle & thread
  • Leafy garland (this was from the party section at Hobby Lobby)
  • Ribbon to hang from the ceiling

 stuffed monkey for monkey birthday party decoration

Start wrapping the garland around the hoop. Depending on the length of your garland and the fullness of the leaves, wrap tighter or looser to your liking.  

DIY Monkey Party Decoration
If you make it around the hoop and still have more garland left, go ahead and overlap until you run out of garland. 

Then you will probably need to help the shape of the wreath just a bit...use the wire in the leaves and stems to make them go where you want and tuck in any leaves that are sticking out in funny places.  Keep finessing it until you can hold it out and you're happy with the shape. DIY Monkey Party Decoration
Now, getting that cute little monkey to sit in the hoop; it only took one stitch! Using a regular needle and thread, go down and up, right on the top of the monkey's head (sorry little guy!) 

Leave the thread long on both sides of the stitch and put the monkey in hoop, right where you want him to sit.  One strand of the thread goes in front of the hoop and the other strand goes behind the hoop and tie them in a knot.  This will keep the monkey from falling out of the hoop. 

Monkey wreath DIY for Monkey Birthday Decoration
Use any type of string or ribbon to hang the monkey from the ceiling. When the party is done, just snip the single stitch out of the monkey's head and he's back to a regular stuffed animal to hug and squeeze. 

Monkey birthday cake with personalized cake topper | cake topper by Avalon Sunshine
If you have other types of animal lovers in your house, check out the Animal Cake Topper section of the shop.  Here is a preview of a just a few of the options: 
Animal Cake toppers by Avalon Sunshine
Avalon Sunshine cake toppers are the easiest way to decorate your cake without any stress or decorating skills.  They work great for traditional and non-traditional cakes...home-baked and store bought cakes. LET'S CELEBRATE! 

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