This fun cake was for our family gathering in North Carolina over New Years. Since I knew I wouldn’t have all the resources I do here, I made the penguins ahead of time and brought them on the plane. Very few of them made it through the trip intact, but I managed to hid the damages fairly well. And the really fun part? There was a penguin to represent each family member present, including the four little baby penguins. Before the cake was cut, several of us stood around debating which penguin we wanted to be.

The trees, if you’re wondering, are simply frosted ice cream cones. The penguins are gum paste – which means you don’t want to eat them. Yes, Dan, that means you.

My picture came out pretty blurry. If anyone managed to get a better shot, I’d love to have it!