You’ve made your cake and have been patiently feeding it. Now it’s time to ice it…
It was just as we had predicted – the penguins prevailed in the fight to top the Marketing team Christmas cake.
These little critters are really easy to make, and a fun way to get the family involved.
- Roll two balls of black icing, a large one for the body and a smaller one for the head.
- Flatten a ball of white icing and smooth it onto the body, and add the head on top (top tip: if you find the head doesn’t stay put run a toothpick through the centre of the body and fix the head on top)
- Roll out a sausage of black icing, squash and cut in two – these are the wings of the penguin. Drape them around the shoulders of your penguin. You can adjust their placement and angle to suit its character!
- Add an orange triangle for its beak, and two flattened triangles for the feet.
- Make two really small balls of black icing, and flatten onto two small circles of white icing, these will be the eyes of your penguin.
- Gently press the eyes on to your penguin, and hey presto, a little flightless bird is born!
We added some edible sparkly, white balls and created a fun, snowball scene. The best bit about making your own cake toppers is that you can have a little fun with them. Why not give your penguin a hat and scarf, or perhaps a sledge. Get your family to each create a different penguin, or item for the cake and see the different characteristics shine through.