Little Penguin Figurine using sugarcraft

Hi there...Bringing you a step-by-step tutorial of cute penguin miniature figurine using sugarcraft.

I have broken down the tutorial into more than 50 steps so it is super easy for you to follow and not lose interest. This is a tutorial as detailed as it could get.

So make sure you have sugarpaste in all the colors and all the required tools listed below. It is quite frustrating you know if you don't have things handy while your hands are working magic.

I wish you all the best, I hope you enjoy as much as I enjoyed bringing this creation to you.

And yes, I have added a couple of my special tips at the end of the tutorial.

Please send your comments in the comments section.

List of things:

  • Saracino Fuchia sugar paste {mixed with white to form light pink}
  • Saracino Azure sugar paste
  • Saracino Light Blue sugar paste
  • Saracino Green sugar paste
  • Saracino Yellow sugar paste
  • Saracino Red sugar paste
  • Saracino Black sugar paste
  • Saracino White sugar paste

Tools you need:

  • Rolling pin
  • Cutting wheel
  • Heart cutter
  • Dresden tool
  • Scallop tool
  • Shell tool
  • Knit impression mat

Step 1: Roll pink saracino modelling paste into a round ball, roughly 2 inches in diameter

Step 2: Then roll white modelling paste into a thin sheet

Step 3: Using a metal heart cutter cut a heart shape on the bottom of the sheet to have a flat base instead of a pointy one

Step 4: Now give a deeper “V” cut to the heart using the cutter as shown in the picture

Step 5: It should look like the photo above

Step 6: Place this heart on the pink ball

Step 7: Gently roll and blend the edges of the heart well with the pink ball

Step 8: Using a ball tool mark the position of the eyes

Step 9: Make a lovely smile with the PME scallop tool

Step 10: Add tiny black eye balls made with saracino black modelling paste

Step 11: To make lashes roll a very small amount of black modelling paste and taper it from one end

Step 12: Gently place two lashes on each eye using the pointy end of the dresden tool

Step 13: Add some blush on the cheeks using saracino pink dust

Step 14: For the beak roll a tiny ball of orange modelling paste

Step 15: Flatten it and pinch from one end to form a beak and the glue it in position like shown in the picture

Step 16: Gently blend it onto the head

Step 17: For the body roll an oval shape ball out of pink modelling paste

Step 18: Roll out some white sugar paste and cut a small circle {roughly 4 cms in diameter}

Step 19: Place it on the upper part of the body {oval shape}

Step 20: Blend it well by gently rolling

Step 21: Secure the head onto the body, use a tooth pick if required and some edible glue

Step 22: For the flippers, roll a small pink ball

Step 23: Taper this ball to form a drop shape and flatten

Step 24: Glue the flippers in position as in the picture

Step 25: Position the flippers at this stage before they dry

Step 26: To make penguins feet, take a small bit of orange modelling paste and form a drop shape

Step 27: Flatten the drop shape

Step 28: Using the pointy end of dresden tool mark the claws on the feet

Step 29: Glue the body onto the feet

Step 30: Repeat the same for the male penguin

Step 31: Make tiny eyebrows for both the penguins using black modelling paste

Step 32: Fix the head of the male penguin and glue both of them together in a cuddling position

Step 33: For the scarf - roll light blue modelling paste and use the knit impression mat to get the knitted texture

Step 34: With a cutting wheel cut a long strip

Step 35: At both the ends of the strip make some fringe

Step 36: Wrap the scarf around both the penguins neck

Step 37: With a dresden tool hold it in the centre and gently press

Step 38: To make the female hat roll some yellow modelling paste and texture with the knit mat and start cutting

Step 39: Cut a triangular shape out of it.

Step 40: Make a cone and seal the ends using edible glue

Step 41: Roll some white modelling paste with a rolling pin and cut a thin strip for the rim of the hat

Step 42: Texture with the shell tool

Step 43: Glue the rim on the base of the hat

Step 44: Make a tiny pom pom ball out of white modelling paste and glue on top of the hat

Step 45: Glue the hat on the female penguin

Step 46: To make the male hat cut a small light green disc

Step 47: Roll a small ball in light green and glue on top of this disc

Step 48: Glue the hat on the male penguin

Step 49: Roll a small thin black string for the string lights

Step 50: Make tiny bulbs as shown in the picture in different colours of sugar paste

Step 51: Glue the bulbs onto the string

Step 52: Let the bulbs dry for some time on the string before you lift them

Step 53: Glue one end of the string on the female penguins hand and the other on the male penguins hand

Step 54: Your cute penguin couple is now ready to chill out on your cake

Tip #1
You can make snow man and his family using the same tutorial with a little tweaks like instead of flippers and feet add some twigs made with wires and modelling chocolate.
Tip #2
If you have some leftover white saracino that wasn’t used for a while and is a bit hard then how about crushing it in food processor and using it as snow.