Follow these simple step by steps to make a basic penguin shape, then add your own sugar accessories to create a little choir to adorn a single tier Christmas cake!
It's difficult to get a true black colour when colouring white sugarpaste with gel colours yourself without adding lots of colour, which can change the consistency of the sugarpaste and make it difficult to work with. It's usually easier to buy pre-coloured black paste, which is what I've done here. Highly coloured paste can also be very soft depending on the brand you're using, the heat of your hands and the temperature of the room, so make sure you add CMC or Tylo powder to the black paste before you begin so the models don't sink as you're making them.
Find the full tutorial in the November 2020 issue of Cake Decoration & Sugarcraft magazine and complete your choir of fondant penguins!