This Homemade Rubber Duckie Cake was easy to bake. We bought the two-part rubber duckie cake pan and rubber duckie candles on-line. We just made a standard cake mix and poured it to the brim of the bottom part. As the instruction stated, we had greased it heavily so that it wouldn't stick. Then we placed the top of the pan over it and tied it around with wire while it baked in the oven.
We put it on a sheet pan with aluminum in case it ran through the little hole on top (which was for inserting a toothpick), but it didn't run over much. We removed the top pan, cooled it for ten minutes on one side, replaced the top pan, flipped it, and removed the top pan to cool on the other side.
We waited until the next day to decorate it so that it would be completely cool. We added yellow food coloring to standard cake icing and piped it on. It worked better after refrigerating it for about fifteen minutes at a time. We used tubes of white decorating icing for the eyes and (with blue color added) for the irises and water.
Overall, it was fun and easy to make! We made one for a baby shower and one for a birthday party! Our two-year-old son LOVED it, and it also got a lot of compliments at the baby shower!
This Rubber Duckie cake is a Baby Shower cake that I made for my sister's Baby Shower. The theme was Rubber Duckie and she was having a boy.
I made a 3 layer tiered cake. Each cake was a different flavor all with the same strawberry filling. The top was Dark Chocolate Fudge, the middle was yellow butter and the bottom was Devil's Food Chocolate. I used wooden dowels in each layer and stacked the middle and top layers each on their own cake boards.
I used one long dowel pushed through the top to hold the entire cake together. The strawberry filling was homemade using frozen strawberries, sugar and corn starch. It tasted great! I made homemade marshmallow fondant to cover the different layers and used food coloring to color the bottom and middle layers. I also made homemade buttercream frosting that I used to frost the cakes before applying the fondant and for the dots around the bottom of the layers and the "bubbles" around the rubber duckies.
The lettering is also made out of my homemade fondant. The cake was a hit at the Baby Shower and tasted GREAT!
I made a three layer 10" round cake and frosted it with blue buttercream. I made the duck using the Wilton 3D duck pan. I frosted that with yellow buttercream using the star tip. I covered the beak in orange marshmallow fondant, which everyone thought was plastic, and used mini blue m&m's for the eyes.
I used white fondant rolled into balls for the bubbles and used Wilton shimmer dust mixed with vanilla extract for the shiny affect on the bubbles. I also took a dowel rod and placed it through the cake to support it while it was being transported to the shower. It was very easy to push straight into the cake and put a dab of frosting over the hole.
This Rubber Ducky cake was pretty simple to make and a big hit at the baby shower. The hardest part of the whole cake was having to cut it. We decided to have the mom-to-be close her eyes and we cut the head off and brought it to her on a plate. We snapped a picture as she opened her eyes, it was definitely a look to remember!