January 31, 2016

We’ve made penguin cupcakes before–but never one this easy or this much fun! They’re the COOLEST.

Here’s how we made them:

Start with vanilla cupcakes. (We like to make them in foil liners.) Frost the cupcakes with a generous dollop of vanilla frosting.

For the head, using a serrated knife and a gentle sawing motion, trim about 1/2 from one edge of an OREO cookie. Place the trimmed cookie at the top of the cupcake, hanging over the edge by about 1 inch. (You’ll want to leave enough cookie seated on the cupcake so it doesn’t fall off.) Using the serrated knife, saw a second OREO cookie in half crosswise. Place one half of the cut cookie on the cupcake, cut side facing out, to the left and another on the right of the head to make the wings.

Cut 1 inch from a piece of red Fruit by the Foot. Pinch the fruit leather at the center to make a bow. Place the bow tie at the neck. Snip a small triangle from a circus peanut or an orange fruit slice. Use a dot of frosting to fasten the orange triangle to the head OREO for the nose. Add two dots of vanilla frosting above the nose and add black pearls or other small black candies for the eyes. Add four orange banana candies, two left and two right, for the feet. Finish the penguin by adding a row of three candies to the body for buttons.

We created these adorable penguins a month or so back for a Cookies for Kids Cancer event. Cookies for Kids is a fantastic group that raises money to fight childhood cancer. Here is a link to find out more about how you can help this amazing organization.



Happy decorating,

Alan and Karen

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