Preheat oven to 170 degrees
In a bowl, add flour
Butter and salt
Mix until it becomes a sandy consistency
In a separate jug , whisk eggs, milk and vanilla extract.
Add to other mixture gradually until everything is incorporated
Split half the mixture and add cocoa powder
Add to cupcake cases
Put in oven for 20-25 mins until cooked
Poke cakes with a cocktail stick, if it comes out clean, they are cooked. :) let them cool for about 5 minutes before decorating
Put on a blue icing layer, this is the pond
Crumble some excess cake and dot it around the edges to look like rocks or river debris.
Add green in between for grass or river weeds.
Shape a ball of regal icing into a duck body.
A ball for the head
Stick together. I use a cocktail stick to keep in place
Add an orange beak
Put on the cupcake
Voila! A cute duck pond cupcake!