I wanted to share the cakes I made for Cole and Immy's penguin birthday party - I'd be lying if I said I wasn't quite tickled with them! Unfortunately these are just about the only photos I have of the whole party - the term blue-arsed fly springs to mind, ha! I do have a few of the kids blowing out their candles, and cutting the cake, but poor Immy was feeling so rotten by that point that they all look a little sad(we ended up with a trip to the ER the next day for this horrendous virus that struck midway through her party, poor wee mousie).
I also completely neglected to take any photos of the insides of the cake - it never occurred to me both cakes would be completely gobbled up on the day! Each cake had 4 layers in varying shades of blue (or pink - I am sure you can figure out who requested what!) with the darkest colour at the bottom, up to the merest hint of colour in the top layer. Each layer was separated with buttercream frosting. I was so annoyed at myself for not getting a photo because it came out so well (both of them!!!) and decorated cakes are a bit hit-and-miss with me! At the end of the day though, I guess the real compliment is that the birthday kids were happy with them, and that people ate the cakes and liked them...at least, I haven't found a stash of it behind the sofa yet!
The icing/fondant penguins were great fun to make - a bit like playdough for grown ups!