This Bubble Bath Baby Cake is the perfect finishing touch to your ducky themed baby shower! A clean baby is a happy baby, and this cake is certainly no exception. With room on the tub to write a message, this cake is easy to personalize and is sure to be a hit at your shower! Use the popular Baby Buggy Pan to create this shaped cake and welcome baby with this squeaky clean decorating project!
Make cookies. Prepare and roll out cookie dough following
recipe directions. Use duck and largest round (3 5/8 in.) cutters
from 101 cookie cutters set to cut one each duck and baby
cookie. Bake and cool cookies.
Decorate cookies. Prepare Color Flow icing following recipe
directions. Tint portions brown/red-red combination (for skin tone shown), lemon yellow/golden
yellow combination (for yellow), black
and a small amount orange.
Place cookies on cooling grid over
parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.
For baby, use toothpick and pattern
to mark mouth. Use spatula and
full-strength black icing to ice mouth
area smooth. Use tip 3 and black
icing to outline mouth. Let dry 1 hour.
Use thinned skin tone icing in cut
disposable bag to flow in remaining
face area. Tap to settle.
For duck, use thinned orange icing in
cut disposable bag to flow in beak. Tap
to settle. Let dry 1 hour. Use thinned
yellow icing in cut disposable bag
to flow in remainder of duck. Tap
to settle. Let cookies dry 24 hours.
Reserve remaining full-strength icing.
1 DAY IN ADVANCE
Decorate features on cookies. Use
tip 12 and reserved skin tone icing to
pipe dot nose on baby. Use tip 3 and
full-strength black icing to pipe outline
eyes on baby and duck. Let dry, 2 to
Bake and cool baby buggy cake. Cake is one layer, 2 in.
high. Position cake on foil-wrapped cake board, cut to fit. Use knife to trim off wheel details. Prepare buttercream
icing following recipe directions. Tint a portion light royal blue.
Reserve remaining white.
Use tip 3 and white icing to outline body of tub. Use tip 16 and
white icing to fill in tub with stars. Use tip 1A and white icing to
pipe swirled top rim of tub and two V-shaped tub feet. Use tip
16 and white icing to cover rim and feet with stars.
Position baby and duck cookies. Use tip 12 and white icing to
pipe mound to support cookies as needed. Use tips 1A and 12
and white icing to pipe various sized ball bubbles. Use tip 3
and light blue icing to print message. Use tip 6 and light blue
icing to pipe bead bottom border.
The star tip creates the most celebrated, easily accomplished decorations! The serrated edges of the star tip make ridges in the icing as you squeeze it out. Because fill in requires so much piping from the same bag, keep replenishing icing in bag.