Have a shower for a dear friend coming up. Her sister has requested a rubber ducky themed cake. We have decided on a cupcake tower with a small round cake on top. She likes the sleeping baby I put on top of a recent baptism cake. (Please see my photos) She wants to do ducky cupcakes and the cake on top to have the sleeping baby covered in a ducky blanket. Love the idea, but not sure how to pull it off. Found some cute rubber duckies I can use as cupcake toppers but not sure it will work - the cupcakes are more "cute" and the baby would be more "elegant." Plus the ducks won't be in proportion to the baby. Could maybe cut some rubber duckies out of fondant and use them, but not sure where I could find a cutter that small?
Any suggestions or ideas would be very helpful! Thank you
Wilton used to do a bite sized duck cutter but it's been discontinued. Maybe you could mould some little ducks out of fondant. or make yourself a stencil and do some royal icing duckies... With the duck blanket for the baby I would press in some duck shaped fondant but, with it being small, I'm not sure how I would make this work. I'm sure someone more experienced than me will be along soon though.
you could try a buttercream transfer for the ducks? print out a sheet with a bunch of the proper size for your cupcakes and off ya go.
i would just try to make sure all the colors match, and the duckies on the blanket match and any other decorations (ie. borders, swags, flowers...) incorporate onto the cupcakes. that will tie everything in together and it'll be as classy or as casual as you like?
i really love the yuengling bottle barrel cake in your photos!! i live in the town where yuengling is made and often speak to/see the owner, he'd be impressed!!!!
These are beautiful and i bet would look lovely with your cake.
I think you probably need smaller ducks than the toy ones. Either make them out of fondant, molded or flat, or a chocolate mold, or even cupcake picks.
Also, if you decorate the rest of the cupcake really pretty, then it should go well with the cake.
Here are some ideas.
What if you put the duckies on something, like in this gallery pic?