My son loves real ducks. He watched the ducks grow up from ducklings in our pond and one of his first words was "Duck!" I wanted to make him a Real Ducky Cake, but the only examples I could find were rubber duckies or hunter's cakes. I decided to make my own pattern. I cut the body and tail out from a circular cake, then used the remainder to make a neck and head.
The cake is Carrot Cake from the Heritage Cookbook and Cream Cheese frosting from the same cook book. I added cocoa powder to get the brown and swirled it. I added an extra large dollop of white frosting to make the wing then marbled it again. The beak is chocolate cream cheese frosting with a drop of yellow and red food coloring. The eye is a raisin.
I froze the cake before icing and after to keep the peaks nice and fresh for the party.
I was requested to make a number one birthday cake for my friend’s daughter’s first birthday party. They were also making a rubber ducky cake (as per the birthday girl’s current favourite toy) so I thought I’d keep it in the theme and made a pond.
I bought the little duckies on eBay and I got the pond idea on here from some of the frog cakes I looked at. The lily pads are just white chocolate with a bit of green food colouring and the rushes are just toothpicks I dyed (soaked in diluted food colouring) and then rolled the tips in dark chocolate. The icing is just buttermilk tinted with blue. The pebbles around the edges are crispy m&ms.
To make the number one shape I used a square cake cut in half and laid end to end, and I made another loaf cake to cut up for the base and point.
My kids decided that for their birthday the baby should have a ducky cake and my six year old should have a Little Mermaid 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 ducky side of the cake, notice the rubber duckies floating down the river, I attached them with skewers.
Super Moist cake, super delicious butter cream icing, rock candy,rubber duckies and blue sprinkles decorate the cake. 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.
This Ducky Cake was made for a friend's baby shower. She was doing a Rubber Ducky theme. I started with a regular 1/4 sheet size cake for the base, and used the Wilton stand up duck pan for the ducky. The pan was surprisingly easy to use and I recommend it to everyone!
The duck was iced messily then decorated with butter cream stars. The eyes were made of fondant. For the bubbles, I rolled different sized fondant balls and stuck them on the cake. Some required toothpicks to stay. For the duckies on the bottom of the cake, I bought a duck cookie cutter from Hobby Lobby and used thinly rolled fondant. The last thing I did was make the banner from fondant and attach with royal icing and two very carefully placed toothpicks.
I made the rubber duck cake using the Wilton 3D duck pan. I made the homemade buttercream "Wilton" icing and tinted it yellow and piped stars all over the duck. Then I got a bakers box from the grocery store and decorated with Easter grass, plastic eggs, and made cupcakes, with green tinted buttercream icing (tip: you can use any leftover yellow icing and add blue to make the green.)
I made chocolate ducks with the Wilton candy duck molds using regular melting white chocolate and tinted with yellow food coloring. It was a great success. Everyone just fell in love with it and could not believe it was homemade!