Everyone who hears these words of Mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. Matthew 7:24-25

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Have Your Duck and Eat It Too

I’m so excited to share my latest cake with y’all. I have to say that I think this is one of my coolest cakes ever. I used several different techniques to decorate this cake – piping with buttercream and royal icing, fondant, painting, and poured sugar. Whew! This cake was a workout!

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Looks pretty real, doesn’t it?

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The duck is “swimming” in a lake of poured sugar. The cattails and leaves are royal icing piped onto wires. Once those hardened I used chocolate fondant to create the tops of the cattails.

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To make the duck, first I drew its silhouette on a piece of paper. Then I used the paper as a template to cut the duck’s shape out of a fondant/gum paste mix. Once the fondant had hardened, I used decorating gel colors thinned with vanilla flavoring to paint the duck. That was so much fun for me, sitting in a rare moment of peace and quiet with a brush in hand creating something beautiful. It was just like painting with oils on canvas, something I used to do way back in the day. I should really pick that up again, don’t you think?

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  1. I do believe that is the coolest cake I have ever seen! Great job, Lindsey!

  2. That is just stunning! It really does look real, almost as if that duck is going to swim away before you can eat him!

  3. The duck is utterly amazing!
    I thought at first it was a printed picture on cardboard or something.
    You have some great painting talent there!

  4. Yum! & Beautiful!!!
    you're right...that duck does look real!
    All the Best

  5. Your cake is a*m*a*z*i*n*g!! You are very talented. I found you on Blue Crick's show and tell and am now following. :) I love the scripture at the top of your blog too.
    Jan at Jewelry4Change

  6. This is totally awesome, and you should definitely pick up the oil painting again.