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3-D Rubber Ducky Cake

Celebrate a child?s birthday with a cake that stands out from the rest--the 3-D Rubber Ducky Cake. Not just a hit in the bathtub, this rubber ducky will leave your guests in awe of your decorating skills.
Makes: Cake serves 12.
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

Prepare Icing We suggest that you tint all icings at one time while cake cools. Refrigerate tinted icings in covered containers until ready to use.

Make 5 1/4 cups buttercream icing:
Tint 4 1/2 cups Lemon Yellow with a small amount of Golden Yellow
Tint 1/4 cup orange (thin with 1/4 teaspoon light corn syrup)
Tint 1/4 cup blue
Reserve 1/4 cup white

Step 2

Decorate in Order

Ice beak smooth with thinned orange icing. Trace mouth opening with spatula.

Step 3

Use tip 3 and white icing to pipe-in whites of eyes (smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch).

Step 4

Use tip 3 and blue icing to pipe-in pupils (smooth with fingers dipped in cornstarch).

Step 5

Use tip 16 and yellow icing to cover duck with stars.

Step 6

Use tip 16 and yellow icing to pipe pull-out star wings.

Step 7

Baking Instructions Preheat oven to 350ºF. We recommend hand washing pan in hot, soapy water.

Generously grease inside of pan halves with Wilton Cake Release or solid vegetable shortening (do not use butter, margarine or liquid vegetable oil. Be sure to cover all indentations. If using shortening, sprinkle about 2 Tablespoons flour inside each pan half and shake so flour covers all greased surfaces.

Turn pan halves upside down and tap lightly to remove excess flour. If any shiny spots remain, touch up with more shortening and flour to prevent cake from sticking.

Make cake mix according to package directions, or use your favorite scratch recipe. (You will need a full 5 1/2 cups of batter.) Pound cake, yellow or chocolate batters, packaged mixes or your own recipe, are firm and offer the best results.

Batters that contain nuts or raisins do not work well. Pour batter into the front half of pan (half without hole). The batter will come right to the rim, almost to the point of overflowing.

Snap the back half of the pan in place and tie pans tightly together in two places with household cotton string or wire, to prevent rising batter from forcing pans apart.

Spread aluminum foil on bottom rack of oven to catch any batter that may seep through while baking.

Bake on cookie sheet on middle rack of oven for 50-60 minutes, until toothpick inserted in vent hole on top of pan comes out clean. Top half of pan may be removed during last ten minutes of baking to check cake.

When cake is done, remove from oven and place on cake rack to cool for 5 minutes. Then remove top half of pan and cool 5 minutes more. Replace top pan, turn cake over and remove bottom pan. It may be necessary to tap pan with the handle of a spatula to free cake from pan.

Now, let cake rest in front half of pan, lying down, until completely cool. (At least four hours.) Remove cake from pan by placing one hand gently on cake surface and setting cake and pan upright on serving platter. Then carefully slip top away from cake. If cake does not stand level, trim bottom or prop underneath with icing.

We recommend hand washing pan in hot, soapy water.

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The star tip creates the most celebrated, easily accomplished decorations! The pull-out star technique can be used for fun, furry creatures, or for textured hair for your cakes.

One of the most popular techniques, stars come in a range of sizes and styles. Experiment with open and closed stars for variation in look. The star technique is timeless and can be used as a classic border or as a stunning fill-in for the top of a dessert.

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3-D Rubber Ducky Cake is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 37.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fortunately, I tried using this pan 2 weeks before I needed it for my Grandson's first Birthday. My first attempt resulted in a duck that was fuller on the left than the right side of the duck. This happened because I assumed one cake mix would be enough to fill the base mold. After reading other reviews, I tried adding one small instant pudding, 1 additional egg and 1 extra tablespoon of vegetable oil to the cake mix. This was the perfect volume to fill the mold to the base lip. I used a regular yellow cake mix. It took 60 minutes at 350 degrees to bake. I tested doneness by putting a dry spagetti stick down the air vent all the way to the bottom mold and it came out clean. Be sure to let mold rest at least 5 minutes before removing top of mold. I let it sit another 10 minutes before I put the mold cover back on and flipped it over. I waited another 10 minutes before I removed the second side of the mold. I used vegetable shortening to greese every crevice in the mold and dusted pan with flour. Be sure to include the lip of the mold when preparing the pan. Thank you everyone for adding your comments regarding using this darling "3-D Rubber Ducky pan. Wish I had found this forum before I tried the first time.
Date published: 2013-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made two ducks for a groom's cake. The newlyweds had a beach-themed reception and wanted a groom's cake to match. The two ducks were iced as directed in the instructions with tip 21 stars on the body and tip 21 pull-out stars on the wings, smooth-iced orange bill and blue eyes, then they were put on a bed of 'sand' made from crushed vanilla cookies, and a purple-and-white striped beach ball was between them. I made the groom's top hat and bow tie from black fondant, and the bride had a little tulle veil secured to a toothpick and covered with gum paste flowers stuck into her head. It was a huge hit with everyone at the reception. One of the bride's friends had a sense of humor. She lopped off the groom duck's head, put it on a plate, then handed it to the bride, right in front of everyone at the reception.
Date published: 2011-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This cake is so fun to make. I made this cake for my sister when she turned 15 because she just loves rubber duckies. I have also made it for a baby shower and was of course a huge hit.
Date published: 2011-05-15
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