This was my first attempt at cupcakes for anything other than myself and my husband. I made these rubber ducky cupcakes for my sister-in-laws baby shower.
I made a batch of yellow cake and a batch of chocolate cake. I filled each cupcake liner with 1/2 yellow and 1/2 chocolate cake so they would have a layered look.
I used my piping tube to pipe the icing in a circular motion with a large star tip. Then I used blue sugar crystals to sprinkle on top.
I bought a rubber ducky shaped candy mold and used yellow chocolate candy melts. I used a pretzel as the stem so they would stand up properly. You can make the duckies ahead of time and just keep them in the fridge for when you are ready to serve. I made these a week in advance, but they looked like I just make them that day and tasted like that too!
My daughter loves rubber ducks! I needed a 1st birthday cake but couldn't find anything that wasn't boyish. So I drew a rubber duck on paint shop, enlarged it, then cut it out. I used it as a template to cut out the shape from a ex-large Wilton oval pan for this Rubber Ducky Birthday Cake.
I used butter cream icing and gave the cake a once over to hold all the crumbs. I outlined the duck in black, then using a Wilton decorating tip I piped stars all over the body in yellow. I added editable yellow glitter flakes over the finished product. My mother wouldn't let me right on it, so we used "Happy Birthday" candles.
Tip: my mother thought the cake would be great if added red berry filling between the two layers of cake. I did and it tasted great, however it looked like the duck was bleeding once we started serving the pieces.
I was inspired by other cakes I saw on this website, so I decided to do a 3-D rubber ducky cake for my son's 1st birthday party. I started with buying a large wash-basin online. I coated the inside with wax paper, and placed an elevated base inside fabricated by my wonderful husband out of wood. This brought the cake closer to the rim of the basin, giving the illusion of more cake than actually inside it.
I covered everything with parchment paper and placed several sheet cakes inside to make the base of the cake. I used pudding icing tinted blue for the water, and soap and bubbles were fabricated out of fondant. The duck is made from a 3-D pan, and covered with yellow icing with size 16 star tip.
The cake took a long time to complete, but was well worth the smile on my son's face!
I made this Rubber Ducky Bath Tub Cake for friends baby shower that I was hosting. It was a duck themed shower. I got the idea from another web site, they originally used a Wilton oval shaped pan.
I used a square cake and a round cake cut in half. I placed each half of the round cake on either side of the square cake. I dug out a bit of the top layer to make it look more like a bathtub, iced the center with blue icing and used a spoon to make waves in the water.
The taps are made from two small upside down cupcakes and a mini kit-Kat bar covered in white Wilton melts. The ducks in the tub are rubber ducks. It is a two layer cake, one chocolate and one white because I couldn’t decide what flavor to make it.