A Waddle of Penguin Cupcakes

I decided to make cookies and cream cupcakes with cream cheese frosting for my boyfriend’s birthday party. He doesn’t like his sweets super chocolatey, but he is a fan of the Oreo. The recipe I used was from Annie’s Eats, except I did not put a cookie at the bottom. (I did add extras to the batter. No one complained.)

You see, I had another cookie idea, and it couldn’t be buried at the bottom of a cupcake.

penguin cookie cutter

My man, as it happens, is a fan of penguins. When I came across this cookie cutter in a local shop, I knew I had to do something with it for him.

I wanted a cookie close in taste and texture to an Oreo wafer, so I searched for a chocolate wafer recipe, settling on one from FoodNetwork.com. They didn’t turn out to be as intense in flavor as I might like, but in combination with the cupcakes, they worked. (And I perhaps like my flavor more intense than average.)

I iced their tummies, gave them eyes, and my waddle of penguins was ready to party.

penguin cupcakes

We had a lot of fun with these guys during the birthday celebration, both before and during their consumption. Watch the video.

The second photo is by me, the above and the nice cookie cutter shot are © Jason Yung.

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