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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.
Makes: Cake serves 12.
Skill Level: None

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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.

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One of the most popular techniques, stars come in a range of sizes and styles. Experiment with open and closed stars for variation in look. The star technique is timeless and can be used as a classic border or as a stunning fill-in for the top of a dessert.

Characters or designs are often outlined first, then piped in with stars or zigzags. Outlines can also be used for facial features.

The star tip creates the most celebrated, easily accomplished decorations! The pull-out star technique can be used for fun, furry creatures, or for textured hair for your cakes.

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Party with the Penguin Cake is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this cake yesterday. It took me two times to get it perfect. The first time I didn't have the pans lined up perfectly which caused the batter to seep out, what a mess. Good thing I had placed a baking sheet under the pan. The second time I placed aluminum foil along the seams before attaching the pan clips and it was a success. If you had difficulty cutting your cake, try freezing it beforehand. I also didn't have a sugar waffle cone so I made one using thing cardboard. This pan is a must have and I see a lot of creative ideas for its use.
Date published: 2012-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very easy and cute cake. this is a small cake, so make some cupcakes to go with it.
Date published: 2011-01-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from delightful concept for the holidays, never go out of style using penguin for christmas holdiay. if child likes penguins great for birthday party theme. Core makes cake easy to bake and no soft spots not quite cooked. Multiple use for the 3-D pan. Using the 18 tip makes even a beginner able to complete cake without being frustrated. Tried with buttercreme and marshmallow fondant both are great and kids preferred the marshmallow fondant.
Date published: 2010-12-06
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