These were quite a hit at our duck-themed party Saturday night! I got the idea from
Here's how (They use melted yellow frosting, but I used candy melts.):
Begin with a plain cupcake. I used vanilla.
Spread it with a little vanilla frosting.
Stick on a donut hole for the head, and a marshmallow cut in half diagonally for the tail.
Secure them with a little more frosting around the head and tail.
I did 6 at a time. Put these in the freezer for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, for each 2 cupcakes, take an orange Starburst Fruit Chew, and cut it in half. With your fingers, smash it into a long rectangle, and round each end, so you have a long oval. Bend it in half to make a beak.
When the cupcakes are chilled, dip them in a bowl of melted yellow candy melts. I get them at Michael's (they have all colors), and attach the beak. Chill in fridge, and make 6 more.
Lastly, when they are all chilled, pipe on eyes, OR "glue on" a brown mini M&M.
For the "butt up" ducks, just glue on a marshmallow half in the center, freeze, dip in yellow coating. Cut a Starburst in half diagonally to make a triangle, and score it to make two webbed feet. These little guys are diving! (See top photo.)