Last night we had family dinner for mum's birthday and I of course brought the cake. Mum is a loves penguins so with the thanks of a little internet searching and inspiration I made this cake.
I call him Pingu! Isn't he the cutest? We didn't want to cut into him so we made dad do it.
On the inside he is 3 chocolate cakes layered with vanilla buttercream. I used a recipe from the Crabapple Cupcake book which is fast becoming my go to book for cake recipes. They just always work out perfectly. The only thing I have found with them is they take a little longer to cook than the book says and they always make more than the book says but hey I am not complaining. A few extra cupcakes is nothing to complain about!
The outside icing is chocolate buttercream tinted black with fondant accents. The hat was a pain in the proverbial to make and it was cracking and stuff in the back so that wasn't the best but it still looked good. I am so glad that mum loved him cause he was fun to make.