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.