Sugarpaste (fondant) or flower paste (gum paste) or modelling paste*
CMC (Carboxymethyl cellulose)**
* You'll find the amounts in the 'AMOUNTS' tab.
** If you decide to use sugarpaste (fondant) add CMC to the paste to make it thicker, otherwise the cake topper will sink. Keep on adding the CMC until the paste gets thicker (you need too use more pressure to knead it). Add it shortly before forming the parts. If you let the paste sit for a long time after adding the CMC it will become dry and crumbly. It will be difficult to get a smooth finish.
14 cm (height of monkey + rocks)
Sugarpaste (fondant) with CMC or flower paste (gum paste) or modelling paste:
light green - 100 g (to cover cake board),
grey* - 120 g - 3 shades of grey mixed together
brown - 260 g
ivory/light brown - 10g
white - 1 cm ball
black - 5 mm ball
yellow - 12g
green - 14 g
* three shades of grey mixed together (marble effect)
To make the rocks you will need 120 g of grey paste. I made the rocks the same way as in Mermaid Tutorial. If you are going to place the figure on a cake, it will be best if you make the figure on a styrofoam cake dummy.