Emberlyn's Monkey Cake

I delivered this cute 10-inch round earlier this afternoon for a sweet little brunette's first birthday.  The theme of her party was pink and green, with little monkeys on the plates and napkins.  It serves 26 and is covered in Italian meringue buttercream (IMBC), flavored with fresh strawberry puree.  Inside is strawberry cake with strawberry IMBC layered with strawberry filling.  In other words, this cake is strawberry to the max.  The weather was cool today, which is pretty forgiving when buttercream cakes are involved.  The polka dot and blossom decorations are fondant, as are the letters to spell Emberlyn's name.  I modeled the baby monkey out of gumpaste, and wired her arms and legs with floral wire so they'd stay in place.