Wilton Coconut Ducky Cake

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by Wilton Design Team

Wilton Coconut Ducky Cake

This cake makes showers and birthdays lots of fun!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include neither the baking nor the cooling times for the cake.
  • 2
    Prepare and bake pound cake: Preheat oven to 350ºF. Generously grease inside of pan halves with Wilton Cake Release or solid vegetable shortening (do not use butter, margarine or liquid vegetable oil. Be sure to cover all indentations. Make cake mix according to package directions or use your favorite scratch recipe. Pour batter into the front half of pan (half without hole). The batter will come right to the rim, almost to the point of overflowing. Snap the back half of the pan in place and tie pans tightly together in two places with household cotton string or wire, to prevent rising batter from forcing pans apart. Spread aluminum foil on bottom rack of oven to catch any batter that may seep through while baking. Bake on cookie sheet on middle rack of oven for 50-60 minutes, until toothpick inserted in vent hole on top of pan comes out clean. Top half of pan may be removed during last ten minutes of baking to check cake. When cake is done, remove from oven and place on cake rack to cool for 5 minutes. Then remove top half of pan and cool 5 minutes more. Replace top pan, turn cake over and remove bottom pan. It may be necessary to tap pan with the handle of a spatula to free cake from pan. Let cake rest in front half of pan, lying down, until completely cool. (At least four hours.) Remove cake from pan by placing one hand gently on cake surface and setting cake and pan upright on serving platter. Then carefully slip top away from cake. If cake does not stand level, trim bottom or prop underneath with icing.
  • 3
    While cake cools, prepare buttercream icing.
  • 4
    Tint 2 cups icing Yellow (thin with 2 Tablespoons light corn syrup). Tint 1/4 cup icing Orange (thin with 1/4 teaspoon light corn syrup). (Tip: you may want to tint all icings at one time while cake cools. Refrigerate tinted icings in covered containers until ready to use.)
  • 5
    Ice beak smooth with thinned Orange icing. Trace mouth opening with spatula.
  • 6
    Place shredded coconut in a zip-close sandwich bag. Add a few drops of icing color (diluted slightly with water). Shake and knead bag until color is evenly distributed.
  • 7
    Lightly ice body with thinned Yellow icing; immediately press on Yellow-tinted coconut
  • 8
    Position White wafer candies for Whites of eyes.
  • 9
    Attach candy-coated chocolate pupils to White of eyes with icing.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Orange 104103404
  • Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Lemon Yellow 104103402
  • Your Favorite 2-layer Pound Cake Recipe
  • Your Favorite Buttercream Icing Recipe
  • Wilton 3D Cake Pan Rubber Ducky 104102684
  • Wilton Cake Release 104105008
  • Candy-coated Chocolate Candies
  • White Flat Wafer Candies
  • 2 pounds Shredded Coconut
  • Light Corn Syrup