For my son’s first birthday, even though he won’t remember the cake, I decided to do something different and special. The decision on the theme of the cake was easy since he loved the movie Happy Feet. Googling penguin cakes I came up with a few ideas on what I wanted my happy Feet cake to look like and then started looking up on how to make the fondant icing. I came across this site.

I made the fondant the night before I made the cake so that I had one less thing to do the next day.

Nine hours was put into making the cake and forming the fondant the way I wanted it to look. I believe a good bit of that time was spent simply because it’s the first time I had ever worked with a fondant icing and the time it took to make the black coloring.

The penguin tummies are made of cupcakes so they are indeed an eatable treat that the kids enjoyed eating. For the Birthday boy’s destroyable and eatable cake I just made a smaller penguin out of the fondant and put it on top of a cupcake, that was of course removed as soon as we put it on his tray so he didn’t choke on it.