Penguin cake decorations

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  • How cute are these penguin cake decorations? They’re much easier to make than they may look and are the perfect cake toppers to turn your Christmas cake into something extra special.

    Try changing the size and shape of your penguins’ eyes and beaks to give them different expressions and get creative with their little scarves to make them suit whatever you’re baking. We think the kids will love helping to make their own penguin, so why not get them to help you too?

    This clever recipe makes enough for 6 penguins and will roughly take an 1hr and 30 mins to make. If making in advance, store in a cardboard or breathable box – they will last for up to 6 months.

    By Victoria Threader


    • 40g soft green coloured modelling paste (we used eucalyptus)
    • 65g black fondant
    • 25g white modelling paste
    • 25g pink modelling paste
    • 10g orange modelling paste
    • Black ball sprinkles (nonpareil)
    • Edible glitter