- ensure that the stick does not touch the bottom or the sides of the glass
- make sure that the sugar has dissolved in the solution completely
- add colour and flavour to make it delicious looking and tasting!
My obsession with penguins started way back, long ago. Think 2005, Morgan Freeman, Antarctica, and you have the seed that planted and grew. March of the Penguins was the first time I had ever paid much attention to these birds-that-can’t-fly, but ever since, I have spent a month or so teaching and exploring about them in my kindergarten class. They are so fascinating!
When deciding which videos to make, I always try to make ones that have a level of interest to me as well as to the viewer. When I was looking at the up coming movie releases, and saw Penguins of Madagascar, I knew I had to do a cake for their solo movie debut!
They are the cutest penguins around, but surprisingly difficult to find in mini figurine form. I’ve linked to the ones I purchased on Amazon below in the list of ingredients, though I’m sure you could find them elsewhere if you look hard enough. Now, these penguins are obviously fictional, but you could easily replace them with a more realistic looking figurine if you wanted to just do a cake that focused on penguins, or even an iceberg.
The blue rock candy represents the ocean below the iceberg, while the penguins sit safely up on the glistening white iceberg. If you don’t have the blue rock candy available, or you want to make one giant iceberg, do away with the blue area, and cover the entire lower level in white/clear candies as well. I think that would look beautiful too.
The key to this cake is getting the glistening icy look by using the rock candies. You can make your own, or you can buy them in bulk like I did. They give the cake the shininess that most people associate with icebergs. Rock candy is also sold off the stick in chunks, so that is another option as well. And if all else fails, crush some suckers up!!