Tips On 3D Mallard Duck Cake

Decorating By JamieBrooke Updated 10 Sep 2011 , 5:23pm by rebekah202003

JamieBrooke Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 4:44am
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Can Anyone give me some directions on how to make a 3D mallard duck cake? Please. I really dont like the idea of using the 3d rubber duck pan. Even if he's decorated different I think he still looks like a rubber ducky. (and this cake aint for Elmo. LOL) Thanks.

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TooMuchCake Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 2:18pm
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Ernie had the rubber duckie. LOL icon_smile.gif

I made one for a competition last year. I've got one or two in-progress pictures of it, and I'll find them and attach them to give you a starting place.


TooMuchCake Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 2:23pm
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For some reason, I can't find the completed pic right now, but here's the start of it....

5x7 ovals stacked up and then carved freehand to get the shape. I normally do my sculpted cakes in buttercream, but this particular cake was done in royal icing so that the person who transported the cake to the show for me wouldn't have to be concerned about stability. If you need or want the completed picture, I'll ask my family if it's on one of their computers.


CookieMeister Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 2:26pm
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Oh, wow! I love that! I might have to give that a try.

There were mallards in my front yard today. I love spring. icon_smile.gif

TooMuchCake Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 2:45pm
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I found these other pics...

Like I said, this particular cake was royal iced to withstand a long road trip to another state, but if I had done this to be eaten, I'd have done it all in colored buttercream rather than in white royal that I then painted.

You can see that I added the tail feathers in gumpaste.


rebekah202003 Posted 8 Sep 2011 , 1:48am
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Hi Jamie. Curious if you tried this cake? I have one to do myself and I am pretty nervous about it. Any pointers? Thanks!

milkmaid42 Posted 9 Sep 2011 , 2:31am
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Rebekah, I had a request for a duck cake and Deanna was sweet to send me the pics. I decided against carving the cake and instead, I make the duck out of RKT. I googled mallard images for help on the color patterns.

It is in my photos if it helps you.


rebekah202003 Posted 10 Sep 2011 , 5:23pm
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The cake is too cute. Great job! Thanks for the tip icon_smile.gif

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