Apologies in advance for the quality of these pics, but I’d had a tiring weekend and wasn’t really in the mood for making these, so I was moulding the penguins whilst watching crappy reality tv (I think I’ve found the lowest of the low in Geordie Shore…)
I made 5 penguins which I was going to put on the cake, but in the end I used 3 and put one on the cupcakes and the last one broke.
Start by adding your tylo powder to the black and white fondant (1/2 teaspoon per 250g) and then rolling out circles for the penguin heads and ovals for the body
Make a hole with your toothpick at the bottom of the penguin so that you can easily attach the penguin to your cake when it hardens (I always prefer to be able to ‘spike’ my fondant toppers into the cake)
Cut out a black oval for the arms and using the same oval cutter, cut both sides of the oval.
Attach the arms to the penguin and then rest the arms against something (I’ve used a combination of cutters, the side of my tray, the snowman and a small rolling pin) so that the arms will dry curved.
To make the beaks, roll out small orange tear shaped balls and then using sharp scissors, cut the pointy end.
I then dressed up the penguins with scarfs (thin strips of fondant), ear muffs (thin strip of fondant over the head and two small flattened balls of fondant) and flowers (I used a mini blossom cutter).
The snowman was simply two balls of fondant (I used a toothpick the same way as for the penguins), a red scarf (thin strip of fondant), a tear drop shaped nose, drawn on eyes and buttons and the stick arm is actually two toothpicks which I coloured black (using my edible marker) and superglued the two together to get the ‘twig’ effect