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Penguin Cake Toppers DIY

Did you know January 20th is National Penguin Day? Who knew?! Celebrate it with these paper penguin cake toppers – each with a different color honeycomb belly peeking out. A party hat atop each one completes their party attire. PS: What’s black and white and goes around and around? A penguin in a revolving door! (Also, remember these??)

Penguin Cake Toppers DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Penguin Cake Toppers DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Penguin Cake Toppers DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Materials needed: black cardstock, penguin template, different colored honeycomb pads, scissors, ruler, cake pop sticks, colored cardstock, double stick tape, hot glue gun, mini pom poms, craft glue.

Step 1: Print out the penguin template. Cut out penguin back and wings, and belly.
Step 2: Trace the back and wings onto a 2” x 4” piece of folded black cardstock. The straight edge of the back should be where the paper is folded. Cut out.
Step 3: Trace the belly template onto a colored piece of honeycomb paper. Be sure to use the short edge of the honeycomb paper as the back of the belly.
Step 4: Insert the honeycomb belly into the back and wings. Using double stick tape, attach the honeycomb to the cardstock.
Step 5: Cut out a 1” x 1” paper triangle for a party hat. Attach with double stick tape.
Step 6: With a tiny dab of craft glue, attach a mini pom pom to the top of the hat.
Step 7: Apply a dab of hot glue to the inside bottom of the penguin, where the honeycomb meets the cardstock.
Step 8: Insert a cake topper, holding til the hot glue sets.
Step 9: Gently open the wings to fluff out the honeycomb paper.

Penguin Cake Toppers DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Penguin Cake Toppers DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Penguin Cake Toppers DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Photography by Tim Gibson

  1. Alexandra Adams

    January 6, 2016

    Love these! They’d be so cute on cupcakes too!

    Alexandra Adams | X-Height-Ment

  2. Nicole

    January 6, 2016

    I adore these. I’m saving to make for my mom’s birthday cake. It’s in May, so it’s not really wintery, but she loves penguins!

  3. Michelle

    January 6, 2016

    I find penguins always so adorable, so this is naturally a very cute idea!

  4. Paige

    January 6, 2016

    Those cake toppers are adorable! My son would love them!


  5. Cintia - Sol de Noche {deco crochet}

    January 6, 2016

    They look great and seem really easy to make

  6. Brick & Velvet

    January 6, 2016

    I saw these just in time for a birthday party on Friday. Just the right amount of color and cute for my birthday girl. Thank you for posing!


  7. Hannah

    January 6, 2016

    These are so cute!! What an awesome idea – my little sister in law loves penguins!

  8. Daphne

    January 6, 2016

    It’s so cute ! I’m actually traveling in New Zealand where there are penguins along coasts, with their babies at the moment. They are beautiful.

  9. Kari

    January 6, 2016

    Those are the cutest things ever! I love penguins!

  10. Emily

    January 7, 2016

    Super cute – I may have to make these and send them to my sister in law who loves penguins.

  11. Julia

    January 12, 2016

    I forgot about honeycomb paper! And I never knew it was called that. I used to use it all the time in elementary school!

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