Friday, June 25, 2010

The March of the Penguins

There is a bake sale tomorrow--the proceeds going towards helping a girl in our community battling lymphoma. I wanted to make something for it that would be cute and special.

I wish that I could say this idea was an original of mine, but unfortunately I can't. I got the idea from one of my all-time favorite cake books--Hello, Cupcake! Seriously--if you only went out and bought one cupcake book ever, I would strongly suggest this one.

Because of copywrite laws, I probably can't explain to you how to make these. You'll just need to go out and pick up a copy of the book yourself, but here are a couple pictures showing my progress...
When I got to this point I started thinking of all kinds of things I could make with this basic shape--dip them in warmed white icing, add eyes, and voila--ghosts for Halloween. Or if you are big into badmitton (hey, there's got to be a few of you out there), dip it white, then dip the tip in a different color and you have a badmitton birdie. Let your imagination run wild.

Hmmm...what to call my goup of penguins. According to WikiAnswers: A group of penguins on land is a waddle. The nesting group is a rookery. A group of babies is a creche. A group on water is a raft. And a group of penguins in general is known as a Parcel. I learn something new everyday.
So there will be a dozen of these cute little guys at the bake sale. Please go and buy them and everything else you see. Spend LOTS of money. Skip the dieting for this weekend. Here is the information on the bake sale:
"Come join us at a bake sale to benefit the treatment of Krystol Simpson in
her fight back against Lyphoma.

"Saturday, June 26th from 9am to 4pm at 2304 Thayer Avenue, Henderson, NV

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