Ann Reardon

Penguins of Madagascar Cake

penguins of madagascar cake

Easy and fun Penguins of Madagascar cake and a candy penguins tutorial. Aren’t those little guys just so cute.

I had fun this week making this penguins cake. It is so easy. It just uses two round cakes. And my boys came up with the idea of making cute little candy penguins using black jelly beans. Check out their video at the end of this post too.

To make the penguins of madagascar cake you will need


Two round cakes you could use the sponge cake recipe, red velvet cake or chocolate cake or even a bought one if you’re short on time.

Two quantities of the buttercream recipe you can choose any of the flavours


The penguin cake template



orange powdered food colour
500g (17.64 ounces) white fondant
200g (7.05 ounces) black fondant
200g (7.05 ounces) orange fondant
20g (0.71 ounces) blue fondant (colour white with blue gel colour)
20g (0.71 ounces) grey fondant (mix some white and black together)
one small ice cream cone and fondant in colours of your choice for the hat



To make jelly bean penguins you will need

black jelly beans
orange starburst chews
5 marshmallows
1/4 teaspoon of water
icing sugar
food safe marker
100’s and 1000’s
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39 Comments View Comments

  1. Rating: 5

    Hi, your jelly bean tutorial comes up as private! Is there a way to access it? My son will love this, bought the tutorial already 🙂

  2. Hi Ann, I’ve bought the template but can you tell me how I should print it so that it comes out at the right scale for the ingredient quantities you suggest please? It comes through as a pdf in A4 but that’s too small. Thanks.

    • hi, just make sure that you print it at 100%. it should print over several pages, then you put them together and that’s the correct size.

  3. Hi,
    Could you please email me the template?

  4. Hi,
    This cake is just gorgeous. Could you please send me a template? I would like to surprise my 4 year old son.

  5. Could you please email me the template you used?

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