Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Penguin Schemes

My cousin has asked if I would be willing to make her daughter a penguin cake for her upcoming birthday party.  HECK YEAH!  I'll make a penguin cake and some penguin cupcakes! 

I'm still in the scheming phase.  Some might call it the planning phase, but I think "scheming" elicits images of Mr. Burns sinisterly tapping his fingertips together and muttering "excellent" - and that's more fun.


You can tell by my use of ALL CAPS and !exclamation points! that I'm excited about this project. I'll be sure to inundate you with penguin cake photos and penguin cupcake photos once everything's finished. 

So far, these fondant penguins are all I have to share.  Everything else has to be done the day before the party. [note added 01/26/11: check out the finished product] This is my first time working with fondant, and I must say that it's not nearly as tricky as I thought it'd be.  I wish I hadn't spent so many years being intimidated by it.  Don't get me wrong.  I still think fondant tastes disgusting and should be used in moderation - but it's perfect for making little penguin embellishments!

(By the way, the feet in the air penguins are going to be anchored in some blue frosting to make it look like they're diving in...they'll make more sense when I get them on the cupcakes.)

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40 comments:

  1. These are super cute, Megan! I love the penguin on his belly. These will look so cool. I can't wait to see everything put together. Neat project!

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  2. all of them are super-duper-cute!! i love to see them diving...!! LOL ;D

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  3. This is beyond adorable! What a lucky birthday girl she's going to be! You can tell from all of my exclamation points that I'm excited for you too! :)

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  4. OMG they are so cute! You have some talent.

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  5. So cute! I can see why you'ld be excited!

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  6. I understood the "diving in" penguins, no worries! These are SO much fun!!!!

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  7. Oh my goodness!! These are absolutely adorable! I love how you put them in different positions (especially the sliding one) The scarf and hat you made are great touches! You are very talented! Can't wait to read the rest of your blog now :)
    Cami @ youseriouslymadethat.blogspot.com

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  8. Every single time I see your blog header I can't help but laugh out loud! Love it.

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  9. Those are REALLY cute! I can't wait to see what the whole cake looks like!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  10. Very cute. Very very cute. Take care, Linda

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  11. The feet in the air ones are my favorites. I love them! Penguins are one of my favorite animals.

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  12. smashing adorable I say!
    Can't believe it's your first time playing with fondant!!!

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  13. These are AMAZING! I wish I'd had these as an inspiration when I did my daughter's igloo cake for her birthday in December! You are so talented!

    http://bumblebee-and-sophie.blogspot.com/2010/12/its-penguin-party.html

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  14. aww i love them! they are way to cute for words!

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  15. Megan this are amazing! TUTE PLEASE all caps to indicate MY excitement!

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  16. Thanks for your visit today! You are the first one to call out the Dirty Dancing reference. These penguins are so cute, I love the upside down ones, I am looking forward to seeing the whole cake.

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  17. I LOVE your penguins, they are so dang adorable!!

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  18. Awesome! I love the penguins in head first, you are just like me, you use exclamation points when you are excited!!! Keep em up!

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  19. I love the penguins you've made, especially the bottoms-up ones (I keep picturing them stuck in a snowbank though).

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  20. That's great! If you have not been by yet, make sure you enter my linky contest! The best of January 2011 will be showered with prizes! I also have some great Valentines giveaways going on right now!

    http://www.thesaturdaymorningsblog.com/2011/01/strut-your-stuff-link-up-party.html

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  21. YIKES,,, these are adorable, really cute. WHat a FUN cake to make, penguins is not exactly what every id wants for a bday cake, I've never had the chance to work on such a cake before.

    I simply CAN NOT wait to see what you make for the rest of the cake, YAYY for fondant, it really is fun, isn't it. BUT I so agree, that I don't eat it, but then again, I'm not a REALLy big candy fan, not even a small one, lol.

    THANKS so much for ALWAYS supporting my blog, and linking up to **Amaze me August** I REALLY appreciate it.

    Bella :)

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  22. SUPER CUTE! It would also be fun to make these out of sculpey so they could be saved after the cake is eaten... they would make super cute little figurines/toys. Now I am imagining kiddos playing with penguins in their dollhouse :)

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  23. i especially love the penguins "diving"

    Thanks for linking up to Creative Juice last week...hope to see you back this week...

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  24. these are so so cute! Thanks so much for coming and linking up to handmade tuesdays @ ladybug blessings. come by tomorrow for a giveaway :)

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  25. Those little penquins are adorable. You should come link up at Fun for Kids Friday http://www.localfunforkids.com/

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  26. Fondant? Does that mean they can be eaten? I hope not -- they're so cute! Too cute to be eaten. Well done! Thanks for linking!

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  27. Awesome penguins! They look even more awesome in place on the cupcakes :)

    I agree - fondant is easy to work with and looks great, but tastes awful!

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  28. LOVE those penguins! Found your blog through Bella Before and After's linky party. I like your title and how the banner says "Ducks in a row was taken." It made me laugh. :)

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  29. Love these little guys!! I've featured them today at the Craftastic Link Party at Sew Can Do:)

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  30. Oh my gosh these are adorable! I will be featuring them tomorrow at Creations by Kara. :)

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  31. Hi
    Just wanted to let you know that I “ Featured” you on Santa’s Gift Shoppe Blog Hop today for your great project & inspiration! Be sure to grab the “I was featured” on Santa’s Gift Shoppe Button/Code for your sidebar! You deserve it! Thanks so much..If you’re not a follower already we’d love for you to join us...
    Barb

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  32. Thanks so much for inspiring me to make a penguin fondant cake I am really proud of for my daughter's 3rd birthday! Check it out at my brand new blog - http://anexperimentincreativity.blogspot.com/

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