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!