Christmas Penguins

December 12, 2012

Today I’m going to show you how I made some Christmas Penguin cookies.  They are on an ice flow high in the Arctic Ocean, heading to Santa’s place.

Before I get into the tutorial, I have to make mention of my post about my 3-D Christmas Tree.  No mistaking it, I was disappointed that all three pieces wouldn’t fit together.  Though no one was able to come up with a solution that would work, your response to the post was so overwhelming supportive and positive that I decided to contact The Table Community Food Center here in Perth.  I sent them an email with a picture of tree and told them what I had hoped to do.  They responded back that they would love to raffle it off and would get back to me.  That same day, I did hear back and due to the fact that it would take until the new year for The Table to acquire a raffle license, we are not able to hold a raffle to raise money for the food bank.  All is not lost however, the tree along with two baskets of cookies will be donated to The Table Community Food Centre as prizes for their participants.  So, to all my very encouraging readers, thank you so much!

These little penguin cookies will make up some of the Christmas cookie assortment in the baskets.

First I piped and flooded a 4″ round fluted sugar cookie with light blue icing.

Then, using a template I made when I did these cookies, I drew the ice flow around the penguin and drew the sign.  I used my KopyKake to trace the image I had drawn on to all the cookies.  I then piped the outline of the image with black piping icing using a #2 tip.

With white flood icing I filled in the ice flow and the penguin’s belly. With tan icing I filled in the sign.

Next step was to fill in the feet and the beak (or is it bill?) with orange flood icing.

The final flooding was the remainder of the penguin’s body which I did in red (it’s a Christmas penguin after all!)

That’s just about it.  When all the flood icing was dry, I used green piping icing to fill in the sign post and then covered it with green sanding sugar.  With a black edible marker, I went over any of the lines that had been covered by icing and drew a black circle for the eye. I then wrote *To Santa* on the sign and after brushing the ice flow with clear corn syrup, I covered it with white sanding sugar.

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Janet December 12, 2012 at 9:07 am

You inspire me to break open the seal on the box of my KopyKake machine!

Your cookies are (always!!) beautiful!



Renee - Kudos Kitchen December 12, 2012 at 9:25 am

Looks like this penguin is all RED-y for Christmas. I’d like to eat him up!!!


Jennifer @ Not Your Momma's Cookie December 12, 2012 at 9:49 am

Love your red (!!!) Christmas penguin! And, I’m so happy to hear that the tree will be donated – I thought it was absolutely gorgeous, even though it wasn’t exactly as you intended! :)


Rita December 12, 2012 at 12:01 pm

See? You will make people happy after all the worries. I am certain that they’ll love your Christmas tree and your delicious cookies. The penguin is very funny. :) Hugs!


Carrie's Creations December 12, 2012 at 12:27 pm

cute little penguin!!


Kathia December 12, 2012 at 12:46 pm

I love them and I adore the sanding sugar, which I am totally addicted to it.


Mike @ Semi Sweet December 12, 2012 at 12:48 pm

That red penguin rocks! I’m happy to know your tree donation worked out in the end. :)


Lora December 12, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Awww so cute!


Jacquee December 12, 2012 at 9:02 pm

I love your tutorials – they are so detailed – and love your cookies even more. I am so pleased that in the end your cookie tree, although not the one you’d hoped for, went to a good cause. xo


Kelly Senyei (Just a Taste) December 13, 2012 at 9:58 am

These are so cute! I love the bright colors, and your photos are spectacular!


Hani(haniela's) December 13, 2012 at 1:25 pm

I loved you tree and I’m so glad it is being donated, after all your worries. I’m happy for you.
This is one cute penguin, love him. I really need to get kopykake.


Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles December 13, 2012 at 11:01 pm

Great penguins, Paula! I used to have a penguin collection in jr high and high school.(ssshhhhh…) :)


Warning Sugary Goodness December 21, 2012 at 10:02 pm

You’ve been busy baking I see! Nice to see the sugar sprinkles on these. Really give the “ice” feel :)


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