I made this Rubber Duckie CupCake Cake for my friend Amber. She is expecting a little boy next month.
You already know that I am a perfectionist FREAK so you should not be surprised to hear that I was not so happy with this cake. I decided to put it on the blog anyway for...I don't know why :0)
The stand is the same cupcake stand I made last year. I just change the ribbon around the edges for the different occasions.
I made two different cupcake flavors. The first was a strawberry vanilla. You are gonna' think I am crazy, but you bake regular vanilla cupcakes, poke holes in the top, then pour prepared jello on top. I told you it was crazy, but OH So GooD! I have two more orders for these cupcakes since the party :0)
My other cupcake was a carrot cake, dipped in caramel sauce and topped with my favorite shower frosting EVER!!!! No powdered sugar. It is so yummy you really don't need a cake, just a spoon!
Here is the recipe:
Cream Cheese Pudding Frosting
This recipe colors well and pipes fabulously! You have to try it!!!
OK, so when I started the cake I had 4 hours. I told myself I would not loose a whole day to the making of this cake, so I only gave myself 4 hours. I figured if it couldn't get done in 4 hours, I wouldn't do it. I got down to the bit of time and had just finished making the fondant. The cake as a whole was cute, but my rubber duckie on top did not look like I wanted it to and I had no extra time to fix it.
Also, I was going to make little rubber duckies for the cupcakes and had no time for that either. In a last minute rush I made these little ducks and loved them! I used three sizes of leaf cutters. The biggest for the body, medium sized -I used just the tip to cut the beak, and the small for the wing. I used the wide end of a icing tip to cut the circles for the heads. So, while I didn't get to make the duckies I had in mind, these were a cute replacement.
I still can't stand that duck on top though. I was even tempted to re-make it when I got home just to show myself I could do it better. Oh well, I may just have to do this cake again sometime :0}
The cupcakes however, they were another story. They were SO yummy! I don't really eat the cake I make, but these were hard to resist!