The cake serves approximately 12 people (excluding the front of the igloo).
Make sure you plastic wrap the gum paste until use. It dries out quickly. If the gum paste is really sticking to your hands, grease your hands with shortening.
Shape the penguin bodies:
Cut slits on the side body of the penguins for arms.
Place white gum paste details: flattened oval gum paste for the belly and eyes. If needed, brush a little water on the backside to adhere to the penguin. Sometimes I use a dab of frosting instead of water.
Add the orange gum paste details: cone/triangle beaks and flattened cone feet. Then place the black sprinkles for the eyeballs.here. Note: I have two extra 6" round cakes for another cake.
Then into the freezer while we mix some fondant for the snow blocks.
The igloo cake was exactly what he wanted to celebrate his 10th birthday.
It was an igloo kind of day that day:
He celebrated his golden birthday with a penguin cake, too. If you missed the Club Penguin cake, click the photo below.
Oh the cupcakes. I made these same penguin cupcakes for his 4th birthday.
You know you're doing something right when you hear "this is the best birthday ever" year-after-year.