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Fondant Penguin Cake Topper
Heather

Fondant Penguin Cake Topper

by Heather
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This is a gorgeous little penguin who would add lots of fun to a Winter or Christmas celebration cake. Use him on his own to take centre stage on your masterpiece, or why not go all the way and make an igloo inspired cake? Either way this cute penguin tutorial is not one to be missed! You also only need a limited number of colours to make this lovely little cake topper. We also have a Santa and a reindeer cake topper tutorial, so be sure to check these out too once you've made your penguin!

you will need...

  • Black Sugarpaste
  • White Sugarpaste
  • Orange Sugarpaste
  • Red Sugarpaste
  • PME Round Cutter Set
  • Bulbous Cone Tool
  • Cocktail Stick
  • Gum Tragacanth or CMC Powder
  • Sharp Knife
  • Edible Glue

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you will need...

Renshaws Regalice Black Sugarpaste 250g
Renshaws Regalice Black Sugarpaste 250g
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£1.59
Renshaws Sugarpaste White 250g
Renshaws Sugarpaste White 250g
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£1.39
Renshaws Regalice Tiger Orange Sugarpaste 250g
Renshaws Regalice Tiger Orange Sugarpaste 250g
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£1.59
Renshaws Regalice Poppy Red Sugarpaste 250g
Renshaws Regalice Poppy Red Sugarpaste 250g
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£1.59
PME Round Cutter Set x 3
PME Round Cutter Set x 3
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£2.59
PME Modelling Tool Set
PME Modelling Tool Set
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£19.99
Cocktail Sticks
Cocktail Sticks
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£0.50
Sugarflair Gum Tragacanth (Superior Grade)
Sugarflair Gum Tragacanth (Superior Grade)
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£4.69
Edible Glue Tube
Edible Glue Tube
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£2.49

instructions

Knead some gum tragacanth or CMC powder into your sugarpaste before you start, to make sure that your topper sets hard.

Making The Penguin's Body & Head

1. Roll a slight oval shape to form the penguins body. Use a smaller amount of black sugarpaste and roll a ball for the penguins head. Dampen a cocktail stick and insert it through the body, leaving a small piece exposed. You can then attach the head to this to make it more stable.

2. Roll out some white sugarpaste on an area lightly dusted with icing sugar. Cut out an oval shape that is slightly smaller than your penguins body. Using some water or edible glue, attach the white oval onto his tummy.

3. Roll out some more white sugarpaste and cut out a small white circle. This should be slightly smaller than your penguins face. Cut a small triangle out of the circle and then use your fingers to soften the pointed edges. You will end up with more of a rounded heart shape. Use some water or edible glue to attach this onto the penguins face.

Making The Penguins Feet & Wings

4. Roll a ball of orange sugarpaste which will become your penguins feet. To make sure both feet are equal in size, cut the ball in half. Form each half into a conical shape and then using a sharp knife, cut two incisions to create his feet. Slightly flatten the ends and place them underneath the penguins tummy.

5. Using the same principle as the feet, roll a ball of black sugarpaste and cut it in half to create two equal pieces. These will be used to create the penguin's wings. Shape them into two rough wing shapes and using edible glue or water attach them onto the penguins body. You can remove the head and add them on if you find this easier.

6. For the face, roll a small cone out of orange for the beak and two small black balls for eyes. Stick them onto the face using edible glue or water.

Making The Scarf & Hat

7. Roll out some red sugarpaste (or whichever colour you would like) and cut it into a thin strip for his scarf. Wrap it around the penguins neck. Once it is in place, you can cut it to the correct length. Using a sharp knife, cut a fringed edge on both edges of the scarf.

8. The next step of your penguin is to make his hat. Roll out a conical shape (here we have used red to match the scarf). Use a ball tool to make a deep indentation into the cone and place this on top of the penguin's head. Roll out some white sugarpaste and cut out a thin strip which will form the edge of the hat. Use a sharp knife to mark it and give it some texture. Roll a small white ball to make the pom pom for the end of the hat. Wrap the white strip around the base of the hat and stick the pom pom on using water or edible glue.

Now that you have made this lovely little penguin topper, why not try making a Santa Claus or reindeer to create the ultimate Christmas scene?

 

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