Penguins on Parade!

Some cakes are just too fun to create and we have had a string of them lately!  This cake was a special birthday for  Whitaker who loves penguins!

To created this cake, we started by sculpting these adorable penguins out of fondant a few days ahead, so they could dry.  We formed their bodies and heads and then assembled them with their wings, feet and beaks.  Their coloring and texture are just too cute!

For the main cake, we kept it simple, so the penguin toppers would be the focal point.  We iced the cake smooth in arctic blue buttercream and added white snowflakes in a variety of sizes.  We added our sentiment to the cake drum to wish Whitaker a Happy Birthday as well as a snowy border with white buttercream and sugar crystals.  Finally, we added a thick piece of white fondant on top as the iceberg the penguins would float on.  This cake makes me want to bundle up with some hot chocolate…Brrr!