This cake is made by my daughter Femke as a surprise, and she worked for days.
It was a shame to cut the penguin in pieces, but nevertheless it tasted very yummy.
Recipe for cake:
- 5 eggs
- 250 gr sugar
- 250 gr self-raising flour
- 175 gr butter
- 1 packet vanilla sugar
Separate the yolk from the (egg) white and beat the egg whites until stiff.
Mix the butter, sugar and egg yolk, beat until light and foamy.
Add sifted flour and stiff egg whites.
Pour into prepared cake pan; smooth top.
Bake in a preheated oven for an hour at 150-170°C (300 till 350 degrees F) or until center of cake springs back when lightly touched.
Depending on the size of the penguin, you use larger or smaller baking tin.
Here she used 10 times the ingredients and the penguin was about 30 cm tall and 20 cm wide. There was sufficient to serve 40 till 50 persons, so it could be an original idea for a birthday party of a penguinlover.
By cutting the right shape, there were a lot of left overs, which can be tasted during the preparation time.
Pictures can be enlarged.
For the belly you take two oval oven dishes, cut them off on the side and glue them together with a mixture of powdered sugar and water.
The head is made of two half spheres and glued together to a ball.
The flippers are cut of out of another oval form (oven dish) and the feet out of a flat rectangle tin. The tail and bill are also made out of a large form.
The parts are glued together with food glue: a mixture of icing (powdered) sugar and water. To make it less sweet you can add a bit of lemon juice too.
Make sure the flippers are long enough to rest on the base, because they are heavy and can easily break loose.
To apply the bill, make a hollowing-out to fit in and fix it with toothpicks when necessary.
The eyes are two malteser chocolate balls.
Decorate with instant icing
, or you can make it yourself by mixing icing sugar and water. Or, depending on your taste, you can make butter cream.
Color the icing or cream with food colouring. Red, blue, yellow and green can be found in large food stores.
As black food colors don't exist (couldn't find any), use chocolate powder and mix it with the icing to darkbrown. The orange is a mixture of red and yellow.
To give the belly a feather look, powder it with shredded coconut and spread the icing in the right direction.