It is no secret that Granola Girl’s favourite thing in the world (next to God and her family) is penguins. For her sixth birthday, she asked for a penguin theme party. This one is not as easy to pull off as themes where the cake pan and decorations are ready made, but I was up to the challenge!
For the cake, I baked a cake in the 3D mini bear pan, cut off its ears and feet, made a beak out of part of one of the ears and glued it on with icing, moved the feet to the front and iced.
Then with the remaining cake batter, I poured it into a glass bowl and attempted to bake an igloo cake. This one didn’t really turn out because it stuck to the bowl really badly and came out in pieces so I had to use the other side of it, so it wasn’t very round, but six year olds didn’t care. I sprinkled icing sugar over everything to look like snow and voila – penguin cake!
For activities, the kids did races with a balloon between their legs, like the dad penguins carrying the eggs, made a penguin craft, and made sugar cube igloos. The kids who stayed later also got to watch the movie “Happy Feet”.
For food for the penguin party, the kids ate Penguins of Madagascar pasta, fish crackers, Oreos (because they are black and white), and drank blue punch (for the ice cold water that penguins like). Granola Girl had a great time!