My daughter loves to take a bath and even more than baths loves her rubber ducks. So naturally for her first birthday party we went with a rubber ducky theme. I actually used this website to build my idea/ vision for this cake. My mom made all of our birthday cakes when we were kids. We pulled pictures out of coloring books and our favorite bedtime stories and she always came through. So I wanted my daughter's birthday cake memories to be the same. I loved the tub idea seeing as how that is what sparked her love for her many rubber ducks anyway.
I used two identical Pyrex casserole pans for her cake and trimmed down the edges and cut out the center of the top cake. I used buttercream icing to make the water and had to cheat a little at the last minute and in an emergency run to the local Walmart was forced to use pre-made decorator's icing to crumb coat the cake because of a lack of ingredients availiable. I even managed to find a milk chocolate duck to put in the water from the local Dollar Tree which was completely Easter time luck.
Never-the-less the cake was wonderful and everyone loved it. This was only my second hand made cake ever to make and I loved every minute of it. Even my 17 year old little brother and my 20 year old sister chipped in with the extras like the shampoo spill. All-in-all thanks for allowing me to borrow some of y'alls creativity, it truly helped me in the creation of my daughter's first birthday cake.
My kids decided that for their birthday the baby should have a rubber ducky cake and my six year old should have a Little Mermaid Birthday Cake, at least they're both water themes!
I wanted the cake to be big enough to serve 30, and to be individual for both of them. A flat cake just would not do. This is the rubber ducky side of the cake.
Super Moist cake, super delicious butter cream icing, rock candy,jelly candy fish, fruit roll ups and graham crackers make this under the sea scene come to life. The tube cookies provide the separator wall.
The bottom layer was 4 layers of marble cake held together with vanilla custard. The top 2 layers were strawberry cake held together with vanilla custard. The whole cake was completed with butter cream icing.
These Rubber Ducky cupcakes were easy to make, just a little more detail than most cupcakes I make. The ducks were premade with a Wilton chocolate mold. Yellow and blue chocolate melts were used for the ducks. The frosting was buttercream dyed with blue.
The trick to dying this particular frosting is stirring it just enough to leave blue and white streaks to create a water effect. Using a Wilton Round Tip, I piped the frosting in small to medium round balls covering the top of the cupcake. I placed the rubber ducky on top to make it look as if it is swimming on water. It looks really cool when you have a large quantity sitting next to each other.
I got a huge reception when I took them to my friend's baby shower.
I made this Rubber Ducky cake for my daughter's 4th birthday. I made 2-9x13 cakes, one yellow and one chocolate. I printed a photo of a duck and after cooling the cakes in the refrigerator, I put the picture on top and cut out around it.
I frosted the whole cake to stick it all together. Then I colored the frosting and used a #16 star tip for the entire cake.
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