Rubber Duck Baby Sprinkle


We had a fun opportunity and pleasure of hosting a ‘baby sprinkle’ for my dear sister and brother in law as they await the arrival of their second baby. Baby Sprinkles are smaller than Baby Showers and celebrate the birth of the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and so on of babies.  We wanted to welcome the newest member of the family and ‘sprinkle’ my sister and brother in law with love, fun, laughter, and of course good food!   I’m so thankful to be selected for Foodbuzz 24×24 which sponsored the event and wanted to share with you all the fun, festivities, and of course menu of our baby sprinkle.  Since  the gender of the baby is to be a surprise, we decided to go with a green and yellow rubber ducky party theme.  I made this simple, yet elegant diaper cake as the main centerpiece.


We are lucky ducks living in Los Angeles with 75 degree weather in January so we had the party in our backyard.  Rubber ducks floating in a pond of water and blue crystals served as table centerpieces. Now to the fun part…the menu!  Here are some of the courses from the menu.  Our main course was sous vide flank steak tacos topped with salsa, guacamole, grilled green onions, jalepenos, and starfruit.


As a refreshing side dish, we had green papaya salad with Vietnamese beef jerky and a soy vinaigrette.


For refreshments, we had fresh rosemary and meyer lemonade with all the ingredients from our own garden.  We even made these adorable duck inserts for the straws.


For our dessert spread, we had a green and yellow desert station with assorted green and yellow candy. I also made these onesies bunting to decorate the table.


Our talented cousin made these adorable, delicious, and moist lemon cupcakes with a vanilla buttercream frosting. She also made the duck toppers with white chocolate—simply amazing!


I’ve been on a macaron tear lately and made a variety of yellow and green macarons. From left to right, they are pear macarons with meyer lemon curd, meyer lemon macarons with meyer lemon curd, and finally pistachio macarons with a meyer lemon zested chocolate ganache. We painted the top of the macarons to add a lil’ pizazz!


What’s a party without some pops? We bought rice krispie treats and served them in pop form. The cake was a chocolate banana cake from Portos Bakery because every celebration needs a cake.


Finally, as party favors for the guests, we had an instant photobooth for guests to play around in the tub with rubber duckies!   My cute little niece is having merry time!


Can’t wait to meet our new addition to the fam bam.  Congrats again to my sister and brother in law and thank you to Foodbuzz for selecting us for 24×24  this month!

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21 Responses to “Rubber Duck Baby Sprinkle”

  1. 1

    JulieD — January 29, 2012 @ 6:14 am

    Congratulations!! The sprinkle is such a cute idea and everything is so beautiful!!

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    Christine @ Fresh Local and Best — January 29, 2012 @ 6:31 am

    This is much more than a baby sprinkle. It is a fabulous celebration! I didn’t know that you guys make macarons, they look perfect. Congratulations to the your Phuong and Jack. The little one is lucky to be born into a food family.

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    Linda — January 29, 2012 @ 1:55 pm

    This looks completely amazing! I love it all! Congrats to Phuong and Jack!

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    Quyen — January 30, 2012 @ 6:47 am

    Thank for another great post, I’ve been following you guys for a while. Just love your blog! Saw you recipe for banh day in the Tet Festival at Bolsa Grande, it was great. Kim when you have time, please share your recipe for macaroni with its fillings. They look super yummy. I bought some at Brodard the the day, it was kinda expensive and not all that. Thank you, Your #1 Fan

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    The Ravenous Couple — January 30, 2012 @ 8:08 pm

    hi quyen, we’re not experts and it took many tries but we got the recipe from bravetart’s blog. look it up, her method is pretty good. it’s fun but can be frustrating to make it yourself, but worth it when it comes out right. goodluck!

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    Quyen — January 30, 2012 @ 6:49 am

    Sorry, it supposed to be “macaron” my crazy iPad keeps on doing its own spelling:)

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    Maivy — January 30, 2012 @ 2:10 pm

    hi chị, the pictures look so beautiful and you guys look like you had so much fun 🙂 those macaroons look amazing! can you write a how-to post one day? I’ve been searching the net for good techniques to make macaroons.

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    Anastasia — January 30, 2012 @ 9:46 pm

    Wow, the pictures and food are so beautiful! What a fun event you planned. Congratulations to the happy couple…Your sister and brother-in-law are so fortunate to have such creative siblings!

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    Doug — February 1, 2012 @ 7:03 am

    Another impressive post! Your macarons look perfect. You always manage to seem to pull off a perfectly color coordinated celebration. Congratulations to all concerned on the new addition to the family.

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    Christy @ Confessions of a Culinary Diva — February 1, 2012 @ 1:04 pm

    What a terrific idea! Never heard of a “baby sprinkle”before, but love the idea. Gorgeous food and decor!

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    vinay — February 2, 2012 @ 8:05 am

    All of your recipes look so good. and also u r staff is very nice frd…………

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    kelly — February 5, 2012 @ 11:51 pm

    wow super cute 😡 i like your style of blogging
    keep it up and good luck 😡

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    jodie — February 6, 2012 @ 6:49 pm

    wow what talented people you are. It all looks wonderful, great concept and lots of fun (and yummy ). Congrats to the parents to be.

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    Mia Anderson — February 6, 2012 @ 8:57 pm

    wow nice idea of baby’s sprinkle to cute. i also want to have that event with my future baby. thanks for sharing 🙂

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    April — February 9, 2012 @ 7:41 am

    What a cute idea for 24×24. All of your photos are gorgeous, such a cute “sprinkle” shower. Congrats on the new addition to your family!

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    Shawn — February 9, 2012 @ 10:20 pm

    oh my! so cute congrats you finished it well this is a perfect party for sprinkle 🙂

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    Tania — February 10, 2012 @ 8:43 am

    Beautiful pictures and lovely work on the sprinkle. I know it is a lot of work and congrats on your beautiful outcome. I found your blog and can’t wait to make some of your recipes.

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    Thu Nguyen — February 11, 2012 @ 12:35 am

    Hi Kim, your macarons look very pretty. May I ask if you dry your macarons before put them in the oven? I am obsessed with these pretty treats. I just made some today n failed miserably (I followed Bravetart’s instructions). Thank you Kim.

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    The Ravenous Couple — February 11, 2012 @ 7:58 am

    yes, dry them for about 1/2 hour. i know it’s hard, but do something else, and ignore it. when you can touch it and it has a shell then bake. it takes alot of practice and we’ve had our share of bad batches..but just keep trying!

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    Victoria — February 15, 2012 @ 10:34 pm

    what is your recipe for macaroons?

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    The Ravenous Couple — February 16, 2012 @ 5:50 pm

    we use the bravetart’s recipe, you can find it on her blog.

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