Monday, December 8, 2008

The penguin cake

The cake was a hit! And it came together so easily too. This is the 6" top, with the slide carved out. The top of the cake was very uneven, but we left it that way. To carve out the slide, cut a strip of paper about half the circumference of the cake and the height of the cake. My paper piece was 9" x 3". Cut in half to make a triangle. Attach to the side of the cake with toothpicks, then with a sharp knife cut into the cake horizontally along the paper edge, going into the cake about 2" for the width of the slide. Then cut down from the top the same 2". Then clean up the side. Here both cakes are together, the top one pushed back to give room at the front for the pond. I used a half and half mixture of my buttercream, (icing sugar, butter, vanilla and water) and Betty Crocker's Fluffy White Whipped Frosting. It was easy to work with and crusted over well. Finished! Here's a good shot, you can see the little guy coming down the slide on his tummy and one already head first into the pond. I don't have a photo of Josh with the cake. I'll add that later. For the penguin tutorial, click on "penguins" in the label bar below.

3 comments:

Momma Bear said...

I just had a look through your blog for the first time and
YOU ROCK!
I love your stitch combos & am in awe of the cake, my icing always looks like I put it on with a shovel!

cq4fun said...

That is the cutest cake ever! How lucky they are to have such a talented person to bake this cake!

Janie said...

Your amazing, great cake!