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Party with the Penguin Cake

Wilton pans make it easy to bake 3-D cakes like this! It’s sure to be the center of attention at holiday parties and other occasions all year round.


Difficulty: Somewhat Easy


Step 1

Combine Red-Red with Christmas Red for red shown. Combine Lemon Yellow with Golden Yellow for yellow shown.

Step 2

In advance: Make wings. Add 1/2 teaspoon Gum-Tex to 4 oz. fondant. Tint black. Roll out 3/8 in. thick and using pattern, cut 2 wings. Insert 2 lollipop sticks 2 1/2 in. deep into flat edge of one wing. Let wings dry.

Step 3

Prepare cake using firm-textured batter such as pound cake. Fill prepared pan and core, bake and cool following directions. Insert baked core into cake body, attaching with icing, and position on prepared board. Trim off ears, arms, muzzle, tail, back of legs. Ice head smooth. Tint 3 oz. fondant yellow; shape top and bottom beak sections. Cut two lollipop sticks to 3 in. and insert into base of beak sections; insert into cake. Using tip 4, pipe in eyes (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch); outline eyebrows. Cover body and feet with tip 18 stars. Ice cone smooth; position on head. Cut a strip of fondant 1/2 in. wide and wrap around cone. Add tip 18 pull-out star fringe at tip and base of cone. Trim lollipop sticks on wing to 5 in. long, insert into cake. Attach other wing with icing.