This rubber ducky cake was made for a young woman’s birthday, but would be perfect for a baby shower too.

  • I baked the cake in a half sheet pan, and then cut it in thirds.
  • After filling and stacking the three, I covered it in plastic wrap and placed it in the freezer for about 25 minutes, just to make carving a little easier.
  • I cut off a piece of a corner and used it as the tail.
  • Carving wasn’t difficult. I just eyeballed it, cutting a little at a time until I was happy with the shape.
  • After crumb coating, I rolled out the fondant and covered the body.
  • I made a batch of Rice Krispie treats and shaped it into a ball to use for the head. I also covered that in fondant, and then attached it to the body using skewers.
  • The most difficult thing for me was shaping the bill. I was getting annoyed because it just didn’t look right. Finally, after three tries I got it! I attached it using tooth picks and finished decorating the duck.
  • I also used fondant for the bow, eyes and bubbles.

I named my rubber duck cake,”Bella” until she left.

I do know that the birthday girl was very pleased with her.