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These had RAVE reviews at the party I brought them to. I used onion & chive cream cheese. I found that it was best to fill the tummy, by putting the cream cheese in a zip lock bag and cutting the tip, then piping them into the olive. Then I refrigerated the olives with cream cheese for about 1/2 hour before I assembled them. Then refrigerated before I served. Also if you use a slightly thicker slices of carrot they stand up better rather then using a thinner slice. These were the first thing gone at the party!!
These were delicious. My friends who made them used thin strips of roasted red pepper to make scarves for some of the penguins.
This coming Sunday I host a birthday party for both daughters and I had to try this. I just made one tonite to try it out and I loved how cute they are and easy to make.I'm sure everyone will be impressed.Great instructions.
How cute can you get? Everyone loved them! To make them easy, use whipped cream cheese and put it into a ziplock bag. Make a small snip in the corner of the ziplock bag and you're ready to pipe the cream cheese into each olive. Very easy. Another trick is to make a larger notch in the carrot, take the piece you cut out and cut that in half. Now you have 2 beaks. If your beaks are too thick to put into the olive head, make the beak thinner. For presentation I took a mirror and sprinkled some powdered sugar on it to look like snow. Add the penguins and you have a great centerpiece.
Thank you so much for posting this wonderful "recipe" or should i say idea? These little guys were the hit of the party and although they were very time consuming to make, it's so worth it! Everyone loved them fromthe kids to adults! Thanks again!
So much work to make, but so worth the effort. I took these to my neice's "Scooby Doo Dance Party" which was being held because she has completely recovered from Leukemia after 2.5 yrs of treatment. The kids loved them, the adults grabbed them. They were very well received. I added little green onion scarves. Piping the cream cheese mix is the way to go and I even piped some into the heads too.
These are adorable and SO clever!
Sooo cute! I was sitting at the table assembling them when I looked over and spotted some scallion tops lying on the table. So I added the "hairy" tops and now I have a couple of Macaroni (or emperor, I don't remember which is which) penguins too.
Oh, these are wonderful! The first couple were hard to put together but then it's suprising how much easier it gets once you've had a little practice. I made one addition - I mixed some garlic and lemon juice with a bit of cream cheese and stuffed their little heads with that. It added some surprise flavor without discoloring their white cream cheese bellies. They are the cutest things and I would've never thought of this in a million years - thank you!!
These were *the hit* of my tea party for my two young nieces. [ages 5 and 9]. They were totally impressed! I added a 1 1/2 t. of Penzky's Chip & Dip seasoning to the cream cheese. Then I scraped the mixture into a zippy bag, snipped off the corner and filled up the penguin tummies...worked like a charm. I will definately be making this the next time I have an adult party. I'm sure they'll be well recieved there as well. Thanks Kellie for such a cute and tasty idea.