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 powdered 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.