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by Marie C.
(Fitchburg, MA)

Homemade Penguins of Madagascar Cake

Homemade Penguins of Madagascar Cake

Homemade Penguins of Madagascar Cake
Homemade Penguins of Madagascar Cake
Homemade Penguins of Madagascar Cake

My grandson loves penguins of any kind. He has a cool T-shirt with the Penguins of Madagascar, so my daughter decided to make that the theme of his birthday party. When deciding how I could make a cake for the occasion I decided it would look cuter to have the penguins upright on the cake.

I premade the penguins a couple of days before the party using Wilton Color Flow icing (following the directions on the can.) You can get color flow at Michaels or Iparty. It's a powder that comes in a can. Because I wanted them to stand up and color flow tends to be fragile, I downloaded some pictures of the penguins from the internet and printed them on Avery full page label paper - the backing peels off and you can stick the pictures to thin cardboard. I then carefully cut the cardboard penguins out making triangular point at the base of each so that I'd be able to push them into the cake. Then using the Colorflow I traced and filled in each penguin directly onto the cardboard. The next night, once they were dried, I turned the penguins over and free handed the back of each penguin.

I baked a cake in a 12 x 3 inch deep cake pan. It takes two cake mixes to fill. I simply frosted the cake white, heaping the frosting on the top to look like snow. The igloo is made of Styrofoam (I cut a Styrofoam ball in half and used a Styrofoam egg which I trimmed to make the entrance to the igloo.) I just frosted it with white frosting and smoothed it with a knife dipped in very hot water. I then made the lines using a toothpick and heaped a little more white icing on the top to look like snow.

I then placed the penguins on the cake and added some pale blue borders. I printed the sign on the computer and covered it with laminating paper so the icing wouldn't soak through. It made a cute Homemade Penguins of Madagascar Cake and my grandson was very pleased with it.

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