This Rich-N-Tone (RNT) Duck Call Groom's Cake was a scaled-up realistic version of a duck call. A dream cake for the duck hunter in your life. Keep reading for all the details!
When I tell you this groom's cake was scaled up - I'm not joking. The groom brought his real duck call with him when they came for the consultation and I took a picture of it. Here it is compared with the real cake:
The real duck call was around 4 inches long. The cake was 24 inches long. He carried his call in a burlap pouch so I recreated that look and texture on the cake board as well.
I intended to take progress shots but totally failed. I have one - yes ONE - photo of working on this cake.
So it was carved from a combination of 5-inch and 6-inch cakes. I also used some cardboard rounds in the construction. Then on the far left end (in the above photo where the dowel is sticking out), I used Microwave Rice Krispie Treats to shape the mouthpiece.
I wanted it to stand up off the board somewhat (because it was narrower) and hold its shape. The Rice Krispies Treats worked well for that but after I added the textured burlap "fabric" - it wasn't obvious that it wasn't laying directly on the board.
Recipes & Edible Materials for the Duck Call Cake
- Vanilla Bean Cake
- Vanilla Buttercream
- Rice Cereal Treats
- Homemade Marshmallow Fondant
- Brown Fondant
- Confectioner's Glaze - to make the duck call shiny
- Brown and Black Gel Coloring - to paint wood texture and variations onto the fondant
- Vodka - to mix with the gel coloring to make "paint"
- Imperial Gold Dust - mixed with lemon extract to make the gold paint
- Lemon Extract
- Gun Metal Gray Edible Paint - for the dark silver color
Equipment for this Duck Call Groom's cake
- Cake Boards - my husband cut me a piece of plywood 12-inches by 26-inches and then I covered that in regular cake boards.
- ½-inch Dowel Rod - to go down the center
- Cake Rounds - for spacers
- Watermelon knife - for carving the cake
- Rolling Pin - to roll out the fondantn
- Pizza Wheel - for cutting fondant
- Texture mat - to make the burlap texture
- Paint Brushes - to paint the fondant
- Extruder - to get the tiny "strings" of fondant to make the logo
- Xacto Knife - to cut the fondant
If you have questions about this cake, leave me a comment!