It was my own fault - for the 2nd year in a row, I steered my son away from a Skylanders themed party (one Skylander character would be challenge enough to make, but the boy wanted 6 on his cake!) and so we settled on Penguins of Madagascar instead.
I knew that the party colours would be black, white and orange. But that was about as far as I got.
Watching several episodes of the series didn't help clarify it for me. If you've seen it, you may understand why my brain was a little bamboozled afterwards!
The Penguins of Madagascar is a spin-off of the "Madagascar" films. The series follows the adventures of four penguins: Skipper, Kowalski, Private, and Rico who perform various paramilitary missions to protect their home in the Central Park Zoo - Wikipedia.So, basically they're a bunch of paramilitary penguins. Ok. I can work with that....
I started with the 4 team members, Skipper, Kowalski, Private and Rico in their kung-fu-esque action poses, and took it from there...
Here are a few behind the scene, progress shots...
Covering with ganache - upside down method
Fondant / modelling chocolate blend
Paneling the cake
Next year, it's definitely Skylanders - I've promised.
I'd better start working on those characters now!