Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Penguin Birthday Cake

This year for the little man's birthday, I decided to make a cake using fondant.  He had really been into penguins, and has this cute little stuffed animal penguin that he carried around with him when we went places.  (I say had, because his new favorite thing is cars, trucks, and trailers.)

I looked around online for pictures of penguins that I thought would make a cute cake, and found some that I liked.  I ended up drawing my own pattern, using the pictures I saw for inspiration.  I don't have any pictures of the process, but here is the finished cake!


I used a chocolate cake recipe and made cream cheese chocolate frosting for the two-layer filling, and also as "glue."  Cream cheese chocolate frosting is my new favorite!  I, of course, used fondant for the top layer.  My fingers were all purple for a couple of days from the black food  coloring!

I enjoy watching Cake Boss, and my husband says I should try to make a cake like Buddy's.  I think it would be lots a fun.  (I'm nowhere near as good as him...but it would be fun to try!)  I just have to think of an idea!  Any suggestions?  If I do this, I will post a tutorial of the whole process!

Check out my "Blog Parties" page to see where I am linking up this week!

13 comments:

idesign said...

super cute cake :)

Jackie

Amy said...

So jealous of your baking skills!

Amanda Joy said...

Adorable Cake... gorgeous Pom Pom Necklace.
I hate that the black coloring leaves such a residue. After I did a Pinkalicious Party, my fingers were fuschia all weekend:)

Just wanted to let you know that I posted about the Stache Party today.

http://www.joyinthejumble.com/2011/08/stache-party.html

I am excited!

Amanda Joy

April said...

Hi! Thank you for following my blog! I am returning the favor. If you’re ever interested in a blog makeover please let me know. Take a look at my portfolio and packages when you get a chance. Have a Sweet Week!

April
A Mommy’s Blog Design Studio
Join us every Friday for our Blog Hop!
Review and Giveaway Blog Directory
If you feature Reviews and Giveaways come add your blog here!

Big D and Me said...

I too think I'm Buddy from Cake Boss. I love to make cakes for my kids' birthdays. Yours looks great

Ricki said...

What an adorable cake!

Michelle said...

Super cute penguin! I like Ace of Cakes and Challenge. Thanks for linking with DIY under $5!

Connie @ Measured by the Heart said...

your cake is too cute!!

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

so adorable! love this idea!!

Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday! :)

Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy said...

I LOVE penguins! I would love it if you linked up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now. There is also a great giveaway! http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/08/tuesday-confessional-link-party-and.html
I hope to see you soon!
~Macy

Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy said...

I LOVE penguins! I would love it if you linked up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now. There is also a great giveaway! http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/08/tuesday-confessional-link-party-and.html
I hope to see you soon!
~Macy

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

How cute...that looks fantastic, and I bet it tastes delish too. Thanks for sharing at the newbie party.

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

How adorable!!

I would love for you to join us at “It’s a Party” today!
www.acreativeprincess.blogspot.com

You May Also Like:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

ShareThis