Duckling cupcakes

My mom and I hosted my sister’s baby shower last year and we decided to go with a duck theme. Just a side note, I will have a separate blog post on the actual event with more details and photos. Today I would like to share with you how I made these little cute duckling cupcakes.

Ingredients for ducklings:

  • Yellow Peeps
  • Orange jelly beans
  • Yellow coloured granulated sugar

I separated the peeps and noticed a sticky side where each peep was stuck together in the package. I then applied the sugar to the sides, creating almost a wing effect. I took the jelly beans and cut them in half. I made a small cut with a knife where the nose would be on the peep and stuck a jelly bean there.

I used the Betty Crocker lemon cake mix to continue the theme of the shower. As the cupcakes baked in the oven I prepared my icing.

Ingredients for cream cheese icing:

  • 1/2 cup or 1 stick of salted butter softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 3 to 4 cups icing sugar
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract

I used my mixer to beat the butter and cream cheese together then slowly added the powdered sugar and vanilla. This recipe will make approximately 3 cups of icing. Also keep in mind the more powdered sugar the sweeter the icing. Once mixed I filled a piping bag and generously covered the now cooled cupcakes. Serve them that day or store in refrigerator.

and Enjoy!!!

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