Ok, This next friday I need to make a linux penguin 3d, is a grooms cake, Im thinking in using the wonder mold and a 9" on the bottom, but I feel kind of lost about how to shape it or how to put the fondant on... also how to make the beak and big feet.. Im going to need all the help I can get on this one... please...
I'd add another cake on top for the head to carve that down. Neck downwards is basich shape of the wondermold. Beak and feet fondant/gumpaste mix
Put the white fondant on first, then the black all round except where the front white should show, then add pieces for the wings. Make the beak in advance as well as the feet and add at the very end. Be sure to dowel the head in properly, so it won't fall off. Looks like a fun cake to make
I've never made a penguin before but I thought that I had read somewhere that someone used a 3D bowling pin pan.
Hope this helps
Please post a pic when it's done...I can't wait to see it! My son loves penguins...he calls them pitos (it's short for Pepito the penguin from Go Diego Go-he's only 3)
This would be cute for his b-day.
There is one on my website, but it's not the Linux penguin, just a regular penguin. Go to "Cakes" then it's about in the middle of the Sculpted Cakes section. That one is done in buttercream and is fairly small. I was just learning to sculpt at the time I made that one.
How big does the penguin need to be? If you need more cake than the Wonder Mold will feed, how about putting him on an iceberg?
I agree with Ursula40 about putting another cake on the top of the Wonder Mold cake so that you have something to carve for the head.
Did you make your penguin? I'm doing one now and I'm concerned about the fondant sliding down and off the penguin? Wondering if I should use modeling chocolate, fondant or airbrush it? Any suggestions? Gotta finish him today.