Next up in our Octonaut tutorial series is Peso the Penguin
Start with some black fondant mixed with a hardening agent (or black gum/sugarpaste), and roll out a ball for the head and an oval for the body. Peso has an unusually large head, so make sure you factor that in!
Next cut out a blue circle and cut a triangle from it
Cut out a white circle for the head and using a smaller cutter, cut out the bottom so that it looks like the top of a heart.
Stick onto Peso’s head and add two small black balls for his eyes
Using a toothpick or fine paintbrush, dot on some white edible colouring for the pupils
To make the hat, roll out some white fondant thickly and cut out a circle
Indent the circle using a ball tool
Roll out a white cone and stick inside the hat using some edible glue or water
Using an edible marker or edible food colouring, draw on the hat markings.This is where you need to look away, because my drawing skills are AWFUL!!!!!!!
Add the collar to the body, a toothpick or piece of dry spagetti and the arms (I forgot to take photos, but see the tutorial for Ava’s penguin cake for the arm pictures and how to make the beak). Once everything is dry you can stick the head to the body.