The eyes are mini Mm’s
The beak are orange star burst that you mold to shape.
The frosting is normal lemon frosting (not whipped) that you add a few drops of food coloring too for a bright yellow. Then you melt the frosting so you can dip the duck in and it’ll come out smooth
The head is a donut hole (entenmans) attached with frosting
The tail is a diagonally cut in half marshmellow again attached with frosting.
Use white regular frosting to attach the head and tail (base)
And then dip the cupcake, with the base done, into melted yellow frosting to give it a smooth texture. Add the mm’s and the nose. The beak should be held on for a few seconds it is a little hard.
Make sure to chill cupcakes for like 30 minutes before and after process
Cup cake ducks!
For the upside down duck (So it looks like its diving into the water) Do the base except no donut hole for the head. Shape orange starburst for the feet. I find using clean scissors to help shape, a knife to make textures or something is easiest.
Also when smoothing the head and tail on warm, not melted, regular butter cream frosting will help to make smooth and avoid little craters that make the cupcake look weird when you dip it. Or a little warm water on top of the knife after you’ve applied the frosting to the cupcake works really well!
DIY Recycled Shrink Plastic Take Out Container Jewelry. Instead of paying for shrink plastic sheets, use #6 plastic (think temporary plastic containers from your supermarket). Tutorial from Rust & Sunshine here. As the author of the tutorial writes, this would make a nice Mother’s Day present:
“Attention Dads: This project involves permanent markers, melting plastic, and tools…and your kids will think it’s totally cool”