I made this Club Penguin Cake for my nephew, Alex, who loves to play on Club Penguin. I made a 13 X 9 yellow cake (Betty Crocker) and used Wilton white icing to save time. I leveled the cake and used corners of the top to make the hill on the left upper corner. One box of cake batter is too little for my 13X9 pan but 2 is too much so I put about 1 1/2 and used the extra in my Wilton mini-ball pan to make the little mounds on the outside corners and right corner of the cake.
I attempted to make club penguin figurines with fondant but the fondant I made was not stiff enough so they kind of sagged. My kids ages 10 and and 8 each made one as well and had lots of fun with it. We painted them with food coloring. Since my own figurines didn't come out like I wanted I bought a couple of packages of 2 from the Disney Store and put on the cake.
I used skittles to make the rainbow for the leprechaun and pot of gold. I outlined the pond with mini-marshmallows and used piping gel dyed with blue food coloring for the water. The trees were made with small pretzel sticks and I used the leaf tip #352 to make the branches and #5 writing tip to make snow on them. (Hint: sugar cones work better for the shape but I didn't have any). I used #104 petal tip to make the wave boarder.
My son was determined to have this Club Penguin Cake but no where could I find a tin. In the end I bought a pudding dish from a charity shop, it worked and only cost 50p! I found that the penguins were inclined to get shorter and fatter if the icing was over worked so had to let it dry out for a few hours before modeling.
In the end it was fun but my favorite part were the fish, they don't show so well on the photo but they were grey icing with edible ink scales then lightly sprayed with silver luster, they looked great! A big time saving part was finding a blue cake board in my local shop saved me making the sea. I tried to make the igloo entrance out of cake but it just didn't look any good so used just a bridge of fondant and mixed a bit of blue with black to give a bit of depth.
Big failure I think were the Puffle expressions, if I was to do it again I would use white icing and cut the faces out! Tried to save time and it shows. My son however loved the fact that the red one looks like it is going to a sneaky toilet stop round the corner, that wasn't planned1
First of all I did the cupcakes with the characters made out of fondant for this Club Penguin cake. For the base I baked a 10inch round cake which I then covered in black fondant. I put the cake on a 12inch round cake board covered with black paper and I inserted 4 dowels in the center for support. Then I covered another round 11inch board also with black paper and put it on top of the cake.
For the Penguin, I stacked 3 7inch round cakes on each other and carved them to form the body of the penguin. I covered it in red fondant and cut a white oval shaped piece of fondant for the tummy. I formed the mouth and wings with fondant and stuck them into place.
The red little monster (sorry I don't know the names) is a cupcake which I covered in red fondant and then placed it on it's side so that the top of the cupcake is the face of the monster.
And last I inserted a wooden skewer on the back of each cupcake and then inserted the cupcakes all around the bottom cake. It's not an easy cake to do but I think that the result is awesome.