This Duckie birthday cake was made for my second son's 1st birthday. He LOVES all his duckie toy's - so picking a theme was pretty easy! The cake was made using 3 boxes of cake mix. I used yellow cake mix - it always bakes up nice and moist!
I baked a 10" and 12" round cake. The 10" round was the head, and the 12" the body. I cut a large paper bag into a 12" circle and made my templates to lay on the cooled cake to cut out the right places. Part of the cutouts were used to make the beak (the rest were for sampling - HAD to make sure the cake was good!). The feet and wing are cookies (simple shortbread) that I made and decorated (with a simple icing make with dried egg whites, powdered sugar, water and milk).
Frosting is homemade butter cream (butter, shortening, powdered sugar, vanilla, vanilla sugar and a little bit of milk). I had my husband cut out the two sides of a large box we had to put the cake on and I had a large piece of fabric I covered it with. I then covered the fabric with saran wrap so the fabric would not get dirty.
I made this homemade duckie birthday cake for a friend's rubber duckie themed baby shower. I used the Wilton 3D duck pan along with the 14" round cake pan. I made the duck with a white cake mix and the 14" round with a chocolate cake mix.
I used tinted yellow and blue buttercream icing. I dipped my icing spatula to get the smooth appearance for the water and tapped the end of the spatula on the duck to get the texture. For the bubbles I used royal icing and made a Hershey kiss shape and smoothed it round with my finger dipped in cold water.
The squiggly eyes I bought at Hobby Lobby. The top of the 14" cake cracked in some places when I hit some bumps on the way to the shower but it still turned out cute and was a big hit, this was the first cake I had ever made. I got the idea from a picture on this website and decided to recreate it!
I had intentions of doing a 10" double layer with a 3-D duck on top. However, something went haywire with the duck. So made another batch of cakes and did a stacked tier and went from there. Overall I was happy with the way the Ducky Cake turned out.
It's covered with Marshmallow Fondant. The balls are also MMF as are the ducks. The ducks were painted with yellow pearl dust and the cake balls with white pearl dust. Gave it a bit extra 'oomph'. The duck on top was just one I grabbed out of the tub! (washed of course!)
In going along with my theme for my friend's baby shower, I created this Baby Boy Duckie Cake with the blue baby hat. It is a white cake tinted a mint color with Wilton's coloring and Nestle's Dark Chocolate & Mint chips added to the batter. The duck was cut freehand from an 11x14.5" base (I used toothpicks to outline my design before cutting).
The frosting is done using a large star tip and Duncan Hines Whipped White frosting. Yellow sprinkles bring attention to the wing while orange sprinkles bring some sparkle to the beak.
I made this Ducky Birthday Cake for a friend of mine for her daughter's first birthday. I didn't have a ball cake pan so I stacked a bunch of 8" round cakes together, froze them and carved out the shape, same for the head. It's covered in MM fondant and everything like wings and feet are made out of fondant also.
Now it's time to start working on my cake boards, I've just realized how ugly they are when you don't do anything to the sides. Turned out super cute though!