http://missyscakesandaprons.blogspot.com/2011/03/delicious-banana-layer-cake.html ) I doubled the recipe which called for 3 total cups of sugar, but I only had 2 cups of palm sugar left. With the sweet icing it tasted just fine though. Banana cake was firm enough to hold up in a 3-D pan. I also made peanut butter cream cheese frosting (you can find the recipe here: http://missyscakesandaprons.blogspot.com/2011/08/peanut-butter-icing.html ) It really needed more powdered sugar, but I had also run out of thot not sugar. This is why I need plenty of warning when people ask me to bake cakes. My husband and I only have one car and he works 30 minutes away. We have to go to either Ft Worth or Arlington to get palm sugar and my husband hates driving that far after working all day.
I did put some frosting inside the bear before I put the middle of the cake from the heating element back inside to give the monkey more frosting.
The frosting was soft and held up pretty good in the 110° weather we have been having, but his hip fell off so I grabbed a couple of bananas and put them on the sides to hide it. I later stuck a strawberry in front of his foot where it started to fall. Everyone thought it was just part of his decorations! LOL
Have a great day ya'll!