Friday, January 20, 2012

Penguins, Penguins!

My sis-in-law, Julie, is having a baby boy--I am so excited to be an aunt! We threw her a baby shower last weekend, and we chose a story-book theme for her as well. One of her favorite books growing up was Tacky the Penguin, so I decided to try my hand at making a penguin family. And then after browsing through tons of photos online, I decided that the cake needed an igloo as well. :) 

I made a vanilla cake with mini chips mixed in. :) The cake is iced with buttercream and topped with a blue layer of fondant. The cupcakes are chocolate with buttercream icing and sugar sprinkles.
Here is a close-up of the penguin family and igloo. I made the penguins out of gumpaste 4 days before the party so that they would dry in time. The igloo is covered in fondant--then I used a toothpick to draw in the lines and shimmer dust to make it look like sparkly snow.
And...the final display.
Congratulations Dan and Julie!!! 
Love you guys!

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