Pingu Cake & Marshmallow Fondant


My first child turns 7 today! Ahhh! My baby girl!! *sigh* She informed me that she wanted a Pingu cake a couple of weeks ago, so we looked around for ideas. First we made fondant to use for Pingu, the fish and the icebergs.

Here is the recipe:
4 cups mini marshmallows
4 cups powdered sugar
2T water

Put marshmallows into a bowl and sprinkle water over top.
Melt and stir marshmallows in the microwave in 10 second intervals (until smooth and melted)
Use a greased spatula to gradually mix in the sugar.
Once you have a ‘dough’ transfer it to a greased surface and roll out with a greased rolling pin. (Tip: I found this easier after refrigerating) Use food coloring to create different colors (we had to mix all the colors for black and it took quite a bit). Once you have made your fondant figures you can refrigerate until you have your cake ready.

Quick cake: use a box cake and instead of water use milk (for a richer taste), add a cup of apple sauce for more moist cake.
“Dirty Ice” your cake

Add “water” (aka ice blue sprinkles)

Place rolled/cut fondant to look like icebergs

Add your fondant Pingu figure (we also made a fish and my daughter had the toothpick/floss idea for a fishing pole)!

It’s done. It was lots of fun to make the Pingu with my daughter (we made Pingu & the fondant a few days ago and I made/decorated the cake today while she is at school). I think she will love it!

Today’s funny:
“When the meal isn’t ready, they’re under mother’s feet.
When the food’s on the table, they’re down the street”

Wishing you a happy new year!


About hobbymamma

I'm a mother of the marvelous Olivia (age 7), the adorable Cooper (almost 3) and Wyatt (6 months). As a busy SAHM (& wife to Tyson aka 'Sarge'), I find myself with irons in many fires. Some of my time is also devoted to voluntary services for various non-profit organizations. The idea for this blog came from something I find myself thinking or saying rather often lately: I have so many interests & hobbies that I don't consider myself 'expert' at any of them. It can be frusterating on occasion, but mostly I find it refreshing and rewarding to enjoy such variety. On this blog I share bits and hints about some of the hobbies I currently enjoy. When considering some of my favorite hobbies - i've discovered that a theme that threads through many of them is green. Not necessarily the color (that too) but 'green practices'. I often find myself thinking, how can I make this more environmentally friendly. What ingredients or products are better for my family and the beautiful planet where we live. I hope you will enjoy reading about some of my hobbies and be inspired to try something new!

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