This weekend, I was working on three winter themed cakes. I am very happy with how they turned out.

The snowman looked very French to me…so I named him Mr.Frenchie.

Check out his hat and fashionable Christmassy scarf Winking smile

As for the penguins...Aren’t they just the cutest??? hehe.

Which cake do you like best? My favorite is the first one Smile

While making these cakes, I took pictures so that I can do the tutorials.

Here are the steps:

SNOWMAN

Step 1:
Roll out two balls of white fondant (my marshmallow fondant recipe). One should be bigger than the other. The big one will be the body and the small one will be the head.

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Step 2:
Stick a toothpick into the center of the big ball. You can also use an uncooked spaghetti instead of a toothpick.

Note: If you are using a toothpick, break off the sharp point of the toothpick after sticking it into the body... I forgot to take a picture of that.

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Step 3:
Place the small ball on top of the toothpick until the body and head are in place and not wobbling around.

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Step 4:
Roll out 5 small black balls. Two of these will be eyes and three of them will be buttons.

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Step 5:
Press three balls onto Mr.Frenchie’s body with your finger. No water needed.

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Step 6:
Now, press the remaining two black balls onto his face to make eyes. Again, no water needed.

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Step 7:
For the hat, roll out  two black balls of fondant. One ball should  be bigger than the other. Flatten the big ball with your finger. Leave the small ball as is.

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Step 8:
Brush some water on the center of the flattened circle.

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Step 9:
Place the small ball on top of this water mark and gently press to hold it in place. The hat is ready!

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Step 10:
Brush some water on top of Mr.Frenchie’s head.

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Step 11:
Place the hat on the water mark and and hold in place for a few seconds until it sticks.

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Step 12:
For the lips, roll out black fondant into a “smiley” shape.

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Step 13:
Press it into the face of the snowman with your finger to make Mr.Frenchie  smile. Again, no water needed.

Note: You can also use black royal icing (thick consistency) or black edible marker to make the smile, eyes and even buttons.

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Step 14:
For the nose, roll out orange fondant into a cone shape.

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Step 15:
Brush some water between the eyes and mouth.

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Step 16:
Gently press the cone on the water mark until the nose holds in place.

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Step 17:
For the scarf, roll out long snakes of red and green fondant. Place them side by side and using your rolling pin, roll on them until they stick to each other.

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Step 18:
Wrap the scarf around Mr.Frenchie’s neck and brush some water to secure it in place.

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And he is now ready to walk down the snowy runway of the north pole  in his totally fashionable attire … Winking smile

PENGUIN

Now, for the fondant penguin, I got my inspiration when I saw this picture of a penguin on clker.com. Pretty cute… eh? Smile with tongue out

Here are my steps:

Step 1:
Roll out black fondant into an egg shape. I used my homemade marshmallow fondant.
This will be your penguin’s body and head.

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Step 2:
Roll out a small ball of white fondant and flatten it into an oval shape.

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Step 3:
Brush some water on the center of the penguin’s body.

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Step 4:
Position the white oval shaped fondant on this water mark and press gently to secure into place.

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Step 5:
For the eyes, roll out two small balls of white fondant and flatten them into circles.

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Step 6:
To complete the eyes, roll out two very small balls of black fondant . Place them on top of the white circles and press gently until they stick to each other.

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Step 7:
Brush some water on top of the penguin’s black body .

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Step 8:
Position both the eyes on this water mark and press gently to secure them into place.

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Step 9:
For the beak, roll out a small ball of orange fondant and press into a circle.

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Step 10:
Using your fingers, shape your circle into a diamond shape.

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Step 11:
Press the center of this orange diamond with a toothpick until it sticks to it.

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Step 12:
Brush some water where you want the penguin’s beak to be positioned.

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Step 13:
Gently press the toothpick holding the beak onto the water mark and secure into place.

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Step 14:
For the feet, roll out two balls of orange fondant and flatten them into an oval shape.

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Step 15:
Brush the bottom of the penguin’s black body with water and stick the feet into place.

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Step 16:
To create toes, press a toothpick thrice on each foot.

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Step 17:
For the wings, roll out two balls of black fondant and flatten them into circles.

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Step 18:
Using your fingers, mould them into petal shapes.  I did not have a petal cutter but you can use that to make wings too.

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Step 19:
Brush the sides of the penguin’s body with some water.

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Step 20:
Position the wings on the water mark and secure them in place.

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And, that’s it!  Give your penguins some snowballs and they are ready to have a snowball fight…

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Hope these tutorials were helpful Smile


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