Holly and her ducks...
Two years ago today, my cousins, Karl and Claudine, gave birth to the adorable Holly. Five weeks early, she was a little bit of a surprise, but she was strong and alert since day one. She has grown into a curious and lovable toddler. I enjoy my Holly-days and am hoping to have more of them this summer. Even though I'm going to have to miss her birthday party, I wanted to make sure I made her cupcakes for the party tomorrow. Holly loves her ducks; therefore, it is the theme of the party.
I made basic yellow cake and fudge chocolate cake recipes, and Martha Stewart's fluffy vanilla icing.
I used blue spray food coloring to lightly tint the icing then topped the icing with white sugar pearls to look like water and bubbles. Then I made chocolate ducks out of a mold I found at a local candy and bake shop.
I had some left over chocolate batter, so I decided to make a small cake for Holly to blow out her 2 candles and devour. I used a 6 inch square cake pan then carved a duck shape out of it. It sort of looks more like a chick, but it'll have to do. I hope she likes it!