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    Default How would I make this cake?

    I've never made a speciality cake before but want to make this one for DD's 1st birthday. I've googled but can't find a recipe for one like this, all of the others are either flat or just not as cute and vibrant as this one.

    http://www.myweddingcake.com.au/Images/duck_cake.JPG

    How to do it? TIA

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    Looks like it may use pudding steamers as the tins.

    It's covered in fondant, you could do that or you could also use butter icing piped on like this
    Personally I like using fondant so would probably do that. Stick a skewer down the middle to keep the head on.
    Use fondant to shape the other pieces.
    Looks pretty straight forward, if you've used fondant before. Otherwise, it can be a b!tch. I would look up another cake using fondant that has instructions, and relate that to your duck cake.

    Good luck.
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    You can get a 1/2 sphere tin (Wilton brand I think) bake 2 spheres, join them with butter cream icing, then mould the rest.

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    Default some ideas

    Hi its a very cute duck....., you've more than likely thought of this already,
    but i would use pudding tins to make body and head shapes in what ever sort of cake then cover with fondant icing i just buy orchid white ready made from the supermarket then colour myself while rolling out its a bit like play-doh just shape and mould until your happy oh and last time for eyes i used mini oreos. good luck and have fun

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    We made something very similar for DS' 1st birthday bit didn't use fondant, just buttercream icing. Like a PP said, it was a Wilton pan. I've just checked the box and it is the '3D Rubber Ducky Pan'.

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    Sometimes it's harder to get the cake to cook through if you use the pudding tins. Often if I'm doing a soccer ball cake or something similar I will just stack normal cakes together sandwiched with jam or buttercream then shape them with a sharp knife.

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    Just know if you use fondant don't refrigerate, maybe a mud cake (choc, white, citrus, up to you), make actual cake 2 days before party so it can cool properly and harden a bit

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    Thanks all for your tips, I definitely have my heart set on making this cake and will give it my best shot

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    Could you adapt this type of tutorial to make it into a duck?
    http://thewhoot.com.au/whoot-news/ch.../wise-owl-cake

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    Looks like it may use pudding steamers as the tins.

    It's covered in fondant, you could do that or you could also use butter icing piped on like this
    Personally I like using fondant so would probably do that. Stick a skewer down the middle to keep the head on.
    Use fondant to shape the other pieces.
    Looks pretty straight forward, if you've used fondant before. Otherwise, it can be a b!tch. I would look up another cake using fondant that has instructions, and relate that to your duck cake.

    Good luck.
    That icing actually looks really good and probably much easier than fondant


 

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