Edible Toys: Olive Penguins
Yesterday we had a little party for our daughter who was turning five years old. She looks forward to her birthday party all year long, so I try to make it special. As I was searching for ideas for food, I remembered some cute olive penguins we had been served at a party last year. Joel found a picture of them on his phone and I recreated them.
They were so fun! I actually made double to take to a going away party of some friends later in the day. Every time I saw them, I just had to laugh because they are so funny! I can’t believe that food can look so……..bird like!
Anyways, I thought I’d share the recipe with you all, as they are just too much fun to keep to myself.
- 1 can of jumbo or large black olives
1 can of small black olives
1/4 to 1/3 pound of soft cheese, such as fromage blanc (I used goat fromage blanc), or cream cheese (what was served to us originally).
1 medium carrot, peeled and sliced into rounds
For the feet: Cut a triangle out of the carrot rounds, like so.
The big piece will be the feet. Take the small piece and cut into small slivers for the beak of the penguin.
Next take a large olive and cut a quarter inch wedge from it. See picture.
Now take your carrot feet and place the cheese filled olive on top, then place a small olive on top of the large olive. Use a toothpick to secure.
Poke a small hole in the middle of the small olive and then place a carrot beak in the hole. Done!
I recommend that you make a few, and then start an assembly line. Make ten or so feet. Then ten or so stuffed olives, then make ten penguins, instead of making them on at a time.