This was for my daughter who turned 4. Very easy! I uesd a doll cake pan for the igloo, and a 10'' round on the bottom. I told her on sunday morning before church that the penguin was sleeping because I didn't have him on the cake yet. When we got home I made him from an small Easter egg and Playdoh and set him on wax paper then put "snow" around him. She was so excited when I called her from her room.