Holiday penguin takes the star cake pan in a new direction! Easy
techniques are all you need for this fun fellow. (Remember to start
with chocolate icing when making black so less icing color in needed.)
Lightly ice cake with spatula. Trace patterns with toothpick. Build up facial area with tip 8 mounds. Pipe eyes and inside of mouth with tip 8 (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Cover cake with tip 16 stars. Outline beak with tip 5; overpipe to build up (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Pipe tip 16 rosettes for hat trim and pompom. Pipe tip 3 zigzag scarf; add tip 3 pull-out fringe. Pipe tip 2A elongated shell feet.
*Note: Combine Red-Red with Christmas Red for red shown. Add Black Icing Color to chocolate icing for black shown.
The rosette has the tight, swirling look of a rose, but is achieved in one continuous rotation, rather than with wrapped layers of petals. Single rosettes are also used as candleholders on top of a cupcake.
The star tip creates the most celebrated, easily accomplished decorations! The serrated edges of the star tip make ridges in the icing as you squeeze it out. Because fill in requires so much piping from the same bag, keep replenishing icing in bag.
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Rated 5 out of
This was my first time using the star shape pan. As far as making the cake, it was easy but I ran into a little difficulty with my icing ratio. Since I made it from scratch, I made way more chocolate than I needed and not enough white for color mixing. But other than that, my little penguin turned out great! :)
Date published: 2011-01-15
Rated 5 out of
I made this cake for coworkers at Christmas time and they could not get over how cute it was! It was easy to make and only took a few hours from start to finish, including the baking and cooling stage. I would highly recommend this for a great winter-time cake!