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Coolest Rubber Ducky Birthday Cake 66

by Kerry
(North Carolina)

Homemade Rubber Ducky Birthday Cake

Homemade Rubber Ducky Birthday Cake

This Homemade Rubber Ducky Birthday Cake was NOT difficult, just time consuming and tedious. After browsing this site, my almost-4-year-old wanted a "duck made out of cake" as opposed to a cake with a rubber ducky on it. So I bought the pan for under $10 at the craft store with a coupon.

I used a pound cake mix and followed their baking directions very carefully. I do not like bought frosting so I always make my own. It's much easier to work with and tastes way better. I didn't follow their frosting directions and wish I had, frost the beak first. It's easier that way.

I used a wet basting brush to smooth the beak. I put a light crumb coat of frosting on under the piped stars, so if I had any gaps it wouldn't show as much. I used a blue m&m for the eye. For the washtub I put some upside down plastic containers in the bottom, cut out a piece of cardboard to fit the opening, and covered it with foil and blue frosting to look like water in the tub.

I made the soap and bubbles out of frosting (powdered sugar, Crisco, clear vanilla, milk) that I had added powdered sugar to until it was stiff enough to mold like clay, I had read that somewhere in another cake. I think it's similar to fondant, only it tastes much better. I think you can maybe add a dab of corn syrup for pliability.

I had letters that are made for frosting to stamp "soap" in it. It was a big hit and most importantly, my daughter LOVED it. I started almost a week before the party in case I had a problem, and just kept everything in the fridge; no problems with that. Try it!

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by: eva bota

Hello Kerry!

I'm just talking to your Mother. This cake looks
very very good, congratulations. What a talent.
I think I should put my order in.
Love you guys, Eva and Tony

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