Oh my what a birthday celebration it was!
I'm thrilled with how my Hello Cupcake penguins turned out! The biggest hassle was trying to find all the components needed for these. I went to no less than 5 different stores looking for plain mini donuts and donut holes. The mini donuts I only found in a multi pack with powdered sugar and cinnamon donuts but I am absolutely convinced that plain (the cakey kind) donut holes do not exist. I ended up using glazed donut holes that were less than round but in the end all came out well.
The other big challenge that I did not know about was that after dipping the penguins into the black frosting they need a long time to set up. Like 6 to 8 hours. I only had 3 hours and the beaks and wings kept drooping and sliding down until I had them in the fridge for a while. Other than that these were actually very easy to make.
I made this penguin pinata based on this one I saw on Pinterest. I'm on Pinterest by the way! Best thing since sliced bread.
I did two layers of paper mache and it was just the perfect hardness for a small group of 3 to 6 year olds.
The birthday boy has been intently playing with his new toys ever since.