Ready for Bath Time

Ready for Bath Time

Everything’s ducky for this shower dessert. Easy-to-make cupcakes surround a simple round cake decorated as a cute ruffled bib made from simple-to-do stars. The duck theme is so easy to achieve when you accent with colorful baking cups, icing decorations and candles.

Cake serves about 10. Each cupcake serves 1.

Step 1

Step 1: Prepare Cake

Bake Orange Dream Cake in 8-in. round pan. Cool cake in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely.

Step 2

Step 2: Fill and Ice Cake

Tort each cake layer (slice in half horizontally - 4 layers total). Place one layer on foil covered cake circle, cut side up. Spread 1/3 of filling evenly over cake layer; place next cake layer over filling. Repeat 2 more times, ending with cake layer cut side down. Spatula Ice cake smooth with white buttercream icing.

Step 3

Step 3: Decorate Cake

Using round cutter, mark neck area using round cutter. Outline neck area and bib with tip 4, leaving ½ to ¾ in. from outline to edge of cake. Fill in bib area with tip 18 stars. Pipe tip 104 ruffle. Pipe tip 4 bow. Pipe tip 21 rosette bottom border. Attach icing decorations on border and cake top with tip 4 dots of icing.

Step 4

Step 4: Bake Cupcakes

Line muffin pan with baking cups. Fill 1/2 full with your favorite cupcake recipe or batter from a mix. Bake according to recipe instructions. Cool completely.

Step 5

Step 5: Decorate Cupcakes

Spatula ice cupcakes.  Insert candle.

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