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Precious Penguin Cake

You just can't help but smile when you look at this Precious Penguin Cake! Great for winter celebrations or using as a birthday party cake, this 3D cake design is one guests will remember for years to come. Simple decorating techniques make this an easy cake to make for decorators of all skill levels, and the Sports Ball Pan makes it easy to create a round-shaped cake without carving. Super sweet in every way, the only bad thing about this Precious Penguin Cake is that you can't cuddle up with him!
Makes: Cake serves 12.
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Step 1


Bake and cool 3-D sports ball cake halves. Position cakes on foil-wrapped cake board, cut to fit cake shape.

Prepare buttercream and chocolate buttercream icings following recipe directions. Tint chocolate icing black.

Step 2

Decorate head cake. Use tip 3 and black icing to outline and pipe in oval eyes, 1/2 in. wide x 3/4 in. high, 1 in. apart. Smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch. Use tip 3 and white icing to pipe outline highlight.

Use toothpick to mark face area, 4 1/2 in. wide x 4 in. high, starting 1 1/2 in. from base of cake. Use tip 233 and white icing to cover face with pull-out fur. Use tip 233 and black icing to cover remainder of head with pull-out fur.

Step 3

Add fondant details. Tint 2 1/4 oz. fondant golden yellow. For beak, roll a fondant ball, 3/4 in. dia. Shape into a triangle, 3/4 in. wide x 3/4 in. long x 3/4 in. thick. Use knife to indent opening. For feet, roll two balls, 1 oz. each. Shape into teardrops. Use icing to attach beak and feet to cake.

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