Adorable, right? She made the cupcakes from scratch and let them cool completely, then added a layer of frosting to adhere the head and tail - a donut hole and a marshmallow cut on an angle.
She melted yellow frosting by heating it in the microwave, then turned the cupcakes over and dipped them one at a time. This step takes some time - you have to hold the cupcake upside down for a minute or so while the frosting cools.
She cut Starburst candy and squeezed them into beaks and feet and sorted mini m&ms to get sets of eyes. The final step was attaching the candy with little dabs of frosting.
A fleet of ducks! They all seem to have their own little personalities.
This one looks like the puppy at the shelter compelling you to take it home; I don't think I could eat this one. Unless I closed my eyes.
Great job, Grace - thanks for letting me post the project here!