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Fun with Fondant…Pingu Cupcakes…

by Jamie on April 25, 2009

As most of you know, I take a lot of baked goods to my place of employment. One of my co-workers approached me on Monday to make a cake for her son’s first birthday. She wanted the cake to be themed around the cartoon character Pingu. I had never heard of Pingu, but a quick google search led me to the cutest little Penguin! I could not make the cake because I was having oral surgery on Wednesday and knew I would be out of it due to pain meds. However, I agreed to make some chocolate cupcakes for a small party she was having on Wednesday. I had very little time to prepare, but decided I would try my hand at fondant. If you have never worked with fondant before, it is very similar to clay…I was sort of shocked how easy it was to work with. I left the little penguins off the cupcakes because I was afraid they would take a dive in the box and destroy the cupcakes. I also cut some letter A shapes and placed them on a few cupcakes for because that is his first initial. Although these recipes have been featured on my blog before, I had to share the little fondant creations. I did not think they turned out half bad for a fondant newbie.
Recipes:
Hershey’s Chocolate Cake for the Cupcakes
Buttercream Dream for the Frosting



{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

Em April 25, 2009 at 1:28 pm

Fantastic job!!!

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The Food Librarian April 25, 2009 at 1:44 pm

really, your first time using fondant? i can’t believe that – these look perfect! you are gifted!

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Elyse April 25, 2009 at 2:49 pm

You would never know you were a fondant newbie. Your Pingus look awesome, as does that precious Igloo! Great job. I’m sure the cupcakes were much appreciated.

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Maria April 25, 2009 at 3:55 pm

My sister would love these cupcakes. Penguins are her favorite. You did an amazing job!!

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Rosa's Yummy Yums April 25, 2009 at 4:37 pm

I love the Pingu character! These cupcakes look fantastic!

Cheers,

Rosa

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thereddeer April 25, 2009 at 5:47 pm

Sooo cute! You did an awesome job. It is great to hear that fondant is good to work with – I want to give it a go very soon :D

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Donna April 25, 2009 at 7:05 pm

I can not believe this is yur first time using fondant. These penguins are absolutely adorable. Terrific job!

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toxobread April 25, 2009 at 8:44 pm

Those Pingu are adorable! :D
- Jackie

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Steph April 25, 2009 at 9:13 pm

I used to watch Pingu! How I wish to go back to those days.. Those look amazing. I wish i could use fondant

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Ingrid April 25, 2009 at 10:25 pm

You did a fantastic job on those penguins! This isn’t your first go round with fondant, right? Tell me you’ve practiced! :)

Hope you’re 1005 better from your surgery!
~ingrid

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Sarah April 25, 2009 at 10:59 pm

OMG! Pingu!! I loved that show haha… great re-capture!

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Mallory Elise April 25, 2009 at 11:42 pm

cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute. i used to babysit two little kids (well they still are) who watched Pingu. looks just like the little bugger :P

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wheredidmysaucego April 26, 2009 at 3:23 am

I’m 21, still love Pingu, and these melted my heart.

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Katrina April 26, 2009 at 7:41 am

Way cute! Great job!

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Mermaid Sweets April 26, 2009 at 11:38 am

Wow, the penguins are sooo cute, I want to try that.

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Julia April 26, 2009 at 12:50 pm

Aww! you did an outstanding job!!

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Kelley and Rhett April 26, 2009 at 4:02 pm

i have no idea where I found your blog, but I want to make EVERY SINGLE THING that you have posted! I can’t wait to try some of them!

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Eliana April 26, 2009 at 7:16 pm

You are so talented. You did a fantastic job with these. I’m so scared of fondant.

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beautifuliving April 26, 2009 at 8:47 pm

Those are seriously FAH-nominal! Amazing job.

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etenenzo April 28, 2009 at 11:03 am

I love Pingu! He/she is soooo adorable! Great job!
Btw, is pingu male or female?

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b is for brown June 18, 2009 at 11:33 am

love them! i wish i would have found your post after i was asked to make a pingu cake!

http://www.summerscakes.com/2009/05/pingu-penguin.html

ps – i just did a little post about you! love your stuff!

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i.hate.my.name September 7, 2009 at 11:06 pm

Did you make the fondant? I am about to attempt a marshmallow fondant to make into frangipani petals…

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jessica August 29, 2010 at 9:27 pm

those are adorable! for work our mascot is the penguin! also, where did you get those boxes for the cupcakes?

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