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Duck Under Cover Cake

This duck loves fowl weather and he’ll brighten any baby shower! The Duck Under Cover Cake features a 3-D Rubber Ducky Cake holding a big fondant umbrella made in our Sports Ball Pan.


Difficulty: Medium



Step 1

At least 3 days in advance: Make large fondant umbrella. Combine 1 pk. each yellow and green fondant from Multi Pack; add 1/2 teaspoon of Gum-Tex to fondant.

Step 2

Also in advance: Make fondant side ducks and umbrellas. Tint 12 oz. pastel yellow fondant with Lemon Yellow color to deepen color.

Step 3

Roll out 1/4 in. thick. Cut 6 large ducks using plastic cutter. Let ducks dry on waxed paper-covered board dusted with cornstarch.

Step 4

For small ducks, dust candy mold cavities with cornstarch. Press 1/2 oz. of yellow fondant into each cavity; unmold and let dry on board dusted with cornstarch. When dry, add eyes and beak to all ducks with FoodWriter markers. Make 6 small umbrellas.

Step 5

For violet fondant, combine 1 oz. each pink and blue fondant and tint with Violet color. Roll out pink, blue and violet fondant 1/8 in. thick and cut circles using cutter; cut circles in half and cut scallops using wide end of tip 6.

Step 6

Score rib lines on umbrellas using straight-edge wheel of Cutter/Embosser. Roll small balls of fondant and attach for top button using damp brush.

Step 7

Let umbrellas dry on waxed paper-covered board dusted with cornstarch. Attach lollipop stick to back of each small umbrella with melted candy.

Step 8

Prepare cakes for Alternate 2-Plate construction. Position duck on 10 in. plate and ice beak smooth. Add tip 6 dot eyes.

Step 9

Cover body with tip 18 stars. Overpipe front wing with tip 18 pull-out stars, piped to point toward front of duck. Ice hexagon cake smooth.

Step 10

Attach small umbrellas to large ducks with melted candy. Roll out deep yellow fondant 1/4 in. thick; cut wings using medium Leaf Cut-Out.

Step 11

Attach wing to large ducks with melted candy. Attach large and small ducks, 1 in. from bottom of cake with dots of icing.

Step 12

Spatula stripe bag with light and dark blue icing; pipe tip 32 C-scroll bottom borders. Cut curling ribbon into five 25 in. lengths. Tape center of ribbon inside top rim of Fluted Bowl Separator.

Step 13

At reception: Assemble cakes and insert large umbrella.

*Brand confectionery coating.