Thursday, March 3, 2011

Wilton- Everything you need to make a fun Monkey Cake, Review and Giveaway!

I have always admired those moms who bake their children a special birthday cake each year. Baking has never been my forte'. The times I have tried decorating cakes were anything but pretty! I always seem to go the easy route and pick one up from the store.

Now that I am older and more mature, I thought it high time I get rid of my fear and jump in with both feet! With companies like Wilton who provide every baking and cake decorating product imaginable there really is no excuse!

This year I decided to bake and decorate Baby J's first birthday cake and am so glad I did! Since the party theme was "Mod Monkey" I decided a Monkey Cake was in order. Wilton sent me their super cute Monkey Pan and everything I could possibly need to decorate the cake. I must admit, I felt very intimidated by the whole process. Here I was about to bake and decorate a detailed cake for review when I have never done anything like this before! Everything worked out perfectly though. I realize now when you have the proper baking and decorating tools the project goes much easier.

Here is what I started with...Monkey Pan, Cake Boards, Cake Release, 2 round Decorating Tips, 2 Star Tips, Leaf Tip, Decorating Bags, and 5 Icing Colors (Brown, Red, Ivory, Black and Kelly Green).

First I mixed up the cake batter in my Bosch mixer. It was Banana Cake of course!
While the cake was mixing I brushed the Monkey Pan with the Cake Release.

The Cake Release worked awesome, cake popped out without a single stick!

Believe it or not, icing around the edge of the cake was actually the hardest part about decorating this cake. I thought for sure using the star tip would be a challenge, it actually ended up being simple and fun!

Detail up close

Everyone loved how the cake turned out and I was pleased with the overall process. I had a great time and am so glad I got over my cake decorating fears! I now look forward to decorating my children's cakes every year! It is much more meaningful when mom makes up something special. Thank you Wilton!


BUY IT: You can purchase the Monkey Pan and other Wilton products directly from Wilton's online shop or from any of these retailers.

WIN IT: Wilton is giving one Happily Domestic reader everything you need to make the monkey cake- Monkey Pan, 5 Decorating Tips, Disposable Decorating Bags, Cake Board, White Fanci-Foil Wrap, 5 Icing Colors, and a bottle of Cake Release!!! $51.00 Value

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Thank you to Wilton who provided me with the products for review free of charge. All opinions are my own and no other compensation was received to conduct this review and giveaway.
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Meranda said...

I love the silicone animal baking cups! My girls would LOVE these!

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Jenny said...

I love the Topsy-Turvy Pan :)
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amandawk said...

I love all of their shaped pans. They are so cute and easy.
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debbie said...

I love the giant cupcake pan. I think it would make a great birthday cake.
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Misty said...

My favorite product is the Pleated Heart Eyelet Baking Cup because it adds a little something extra to your cupcakes.
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From Snowflakes To Hotcakes said...

I have a hard time choosing a favorite, but I would love one of the bundt pans, or some of the cardboard pieces to slide under the cake. Also, some flower nails. I'm just getting started, and have several piping bags and tips, all Wilton brand, but that's all I've got so far.

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Tara said...

I love the Cupcakes 'N More® 23 Count Standard Dessert Stand. I LOVE cupcakes and this would be a great way to display them for a party, etc.
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mary said...

i love the Birthday Barbie™ Pan
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Owen's Mom said...

I love Wilton's 50 Piece Tool Caddy Decorating Set because it looks like a great way to get started and stay organized!
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beccarose said...

I love wilton's featherweight bags. And their huge "icing tip" (I think it's #789!)

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The Baldree Family said...

I like the cupcakes n more 38 large stand!
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Lark said...

You did an excellent job on this cake!! Way to go!! I didn't particularly want to enter the giveaway. I just wanted to let you know you did a great job!

But, here it goes...

I like the Princess Carriage cake pan.

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Carol L. said...

The Wilton's 50 Piece Tool Caddy Decorating Set would be a great product to get started in baking Birthday cakes.
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Linda Kish said...

I like the UltraGold 11x17 in. Jelly Roll Pan because my pans are 40+ years old and in serious need of retirement.

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jakiesmom said...

i like the sports ball pan set cause it can be used to make so many diff't cakes
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Melinda Weiser said...

I would like to have the R2D2 Robot pan for my son's upcoming 11th birthday. He loves robots.


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MoonChylde said...

I'd love the Checkerboard Cake Pan!

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Lsaysl said...

I like the silicone baking cups. They'd be great for both cupcakes and muffins, and they're easy to clean. I also like the 50-piece decorating caddy and decorating set, as I don't really have any cake decorating tools yet.

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freddie said...

I just love the Sports Ball Pan Set. I have 5 grandsons and I would love to make them a sports cake. They would love it. dwelchert@yahoo.com

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lulu said...

i love all their shaped baking pans.. soo easy to use

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Adore the Topsy-Turvy Pan :)

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I really want the Fanci-Fill™ Cake Pan Set. I make all the Birthday cakes for my family and extended family too and this would be priceless to own!

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I like the R2D2 pan - my oldest wants a Star Wars birthday party, so this would be perfect!

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I would love to have the Cake Decorating Stand. I like it because it turns and tilts and would make decorating a lot easier.
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