This Playful Penguin cake is a great idea for Christmas, winter birthday parties or simply fans of adorable penguins! This how to guide includes full instructions for creating the cake and penguins.

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You Will Need
6” Round Deep Cake
8” Round Deep Cake
12” Round Bright Blue Drum Board (06DBRWD12)
1.5kg Brilliant White Sugarpaste (2x 0674227)
Piping Gel (800662)
Colour Splash Food Colouring Gel - Blue (0675061)
Colour Splash Food Colouring Gel – Orange (0675055)
Renshaw Flower & Modelling Paste White 250g (0601942)
Renshaw Flower & Modelling Paste Black 250g (0601872)
Colour Splash Edible Black Food Pen (75141)
Edible Glue (5599)
Edible Glitter - White (55380)
Edible Glitter Flakes - White (800697)
Snowflake Plunger Cutters (84793) - Optional
Step 1

Place the 6" cake onto the 8" cake, offset from the centre of the cake board. Shape the cakes by carving out with a knife until it resembles a large rock. Mask the cake with buttercream and cover with white sugarpaste (Allow plenty of paste to enable you to manoeuvre it into all the ‘nooks and crannies’). Shape some ‘pools’ for the water.

Step 2

Mix some blue food colouring into a small amount of piping gel for the water and add to the cake with a brush to make the pools.

Add penguins to the cake, using ‘gunge glue’ to fix (mash a small piece of sugarpaste with a little cooled, boiled water to a tacky consistency). Add ‘glittered’snowflakes if wished.

Step 3

Sprinkle cake with edible glitter and/or edible glitter flakes.

Optional: Add ‘rocks’ around the cake on the board if wished. Add penguins to the cake, using ‘gunge glue’ to fix (mash a small piece of sugarpaste with a little cooled, boiled water to a tacky consistency). Add ‘glittered’snowflakes if wished.

To Make a Simple Penguin

Take approx. a 20g piece of white modelling paste, roll into a ball and then a cone shape. Add 2 dots with a black food pen for the eyes. Roll out black modelling paste thinly and cut a triangle shape just taller, and wider, than the penguin. Glue this, using edible glue, onto the back of the penguin with the top point coming just over the top of the head.

Colour a tiny piece of white modelling paste, orange. Make two feet by taking two ‘pea’ size pieces of paste and rolling into balls, and then cones. Flatten the cones and add marking to the feet. Glue onto the bottom of the penguin.
Make a beak by rolling out paste thinly and cutting a tiny ‘diamond’ shape, make a fold in the middle and attach to the penguin.

Alternative: Use a Christmas Tree cutter. Roll out the black paste and cut out the tree shape. Cut off the bottom of the tree and discard this piece. Place onto penguin and this shape will give you flippers on the sides.

Please Note: To make a quick and easy version of this cake, use one deep tier only and a pack of assorted designs plastic penguins (823965).

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