Monday, June 27, 2011

Duck Under Cover Cake

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.


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.



Make theenchanting umbrella several days in advance to allow sufficient drying time on the Ball Pan. You may use a Fondant/Gum Paste mixture or Gum Paste alone.


step 1

To make umbrella, tint 8 oz. of gum paste light green. Roll out fondant 1/8 in. thick and cut a 6 in. circle with knife, using a cake circle as pattern. Generously dust the outside of one ball pan half with cornstarch and position circle on top. While still on pan, using Cake Dividing Set, divide circle into 10ths. Using large round Cut-Out, cut a scallop between each division, approximately 3/8 in. deep. Let dry on pan for 3 days.

step 2

Pipe tip 2 rib lines in royal icing from top center of umbrella down to each scallop point. Roll a small gum paste ball for button and attach with damp brush.

step 3

Remove from pan. Attach cookie treat stick or wooden dowel for handle with melted candy; let set. Let dry overnight.

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