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Early Riser Cake

Use our 3-D Rubber Ducky Pan to create birds of many different feathers. Turn a duck into a crowing rooster by trimming the beak and adding a piped red icing wattle and cockscomb. Cock-a-doodle-doo!
Makes: Cake serves 12.
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

Bake and cool duck cake using firm-textured batter such as pound cake.

Step 2

Trim sides of beak to form smaller beak; ice smooth with spatula.

Step 3

Cover remainder of cake with tip 18 stars. Pipe tip 18 pull-out star wings and tail feathers.

Step 4

Pipe tip 6 dot eyes and tip 3 string for mouth.

Step 5

On top of head, pipe a row of tip 18 shells to support ruffle; pipe tip 127 ruffle against shells.

Step 6

Using tip 9, build up and pull out waddle under chin.

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The Shell is the most popular icing technique of all. It's the basis for many borders, fleurs de lis and more. Lift the tip only slightly when piping to avoid a bumpy look.

Perfect for classic borders or cloudlike decorations, dots are a versatile technique that can be piped in a range of sizes. The dot technique can be used as a simple border for cakes and cookies, as well as for icing cupcakes or piping meringues.

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.

Ruffles add a decorative top border to your cakes or cupcakes. Pipe ruffles around plaques or to trim doll dresses or bonnets.

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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Early Riser Cake is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made this cake for a birthday and was a big hoit! The instructions are very easy to follow and the cake turned out to be so cute at the end result. I love this cake and can't wait to make this cake again.
Date published: 2011-05-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I created this cake a few years ago for Easter. I used the star tip to do the white, which is time-consuming, but very effective and looked cute. I cheated for the red ruffle and used paper though. I was worried about making a 3-D cake for the first time, but it was easy by following the enclosed instructions. Since, it was supposed to be a momma, I created straw for around her by piping strings/lines of yellow candy melts onto parchment paper and let dry. Then, I placed it around her and added Marshmallow Peeps as her babies chicks. It turned out super cute and everyone loved it.
Date published: 2010-12-01
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