Simple Tootsie Roll Penguin Cupcake Toppers

These cute little winter penguins are so easy to make and taste a lot better than fondant, because they are made out of 100% tootsie roll! Use them to top cupcakes, cakes or serve on their own.

Tootsie Roll Penguins

You will need

  • Chocolate tootsie rolls
  • vanilla and lemon tootsie rolls (or fruit chew candy such as Airheads, Starburst, etc.)


  1. Take one chocolate tootsie roll and flatten 2 tiny balls to create the wings. Mold the remaining chocolate tootsie into the body. Flatten a small ball of vanilla tootsie roll for the tummy. Create a flat heart for the feet and a small cone for the beak.
  2. Attach wings, tummy, feet and beak by pressing on to the body with your fingers. Poke two holes for the eyes using a toothpick.
  3. Add a hat, bow or other accessory if desired.

If you like these little cuties, be sure to check out my Mounds candy bar penguin pop tutorial, for more penguin fun!

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Get creative and mold your candy into fun cupcake toppers to fit any occasion!

Adorable and yummy!