Hey everybody! I’m gonna give you the quick run-down on this Duck Hunting Cake and hit the sack! It seems that more often than not, I find myself sharing cakes late, late at night. This is not a trend I want to continue but for now, it just is.
So, my day did not turn out as planned – one of my kiddos was gone half the day and I had to take another to the doctor. I was glad that Caleb got to help and spend time with his PawPaw and even more glad that Christian’s ear infection can be treated pretty easily without a trip to the ENT but still… not how I wanted the day to go.
Now, about the cake! It was an 8″ round white cake with vanilla buttercream. My customer didn’t really give me any instructions for the design – it was for her son’s 19th birthday and it was a small family celebration. The only other detail I got was that he loved duck hunting… so I did this:
I had always loved and admired silhouette cakes and this seemed like a great opportunity to use that technique for a Duck Hunting Cake! I used Satin Ice Black Fondant for the silhouette and then homemade marshmallow fondant for the grass. The reeds were Satin Ice Brown on dry spaghetti noodles 🙂
I did the same fondant grass and reeds around the sides. And I used a big Ateco #825 to pipe the borders. I really wanted the borders to be billowy and full… think “grass blowing in the wind”. No? I’m being too poetic? Haha! Oh well, I tried.
Anyway – that’s all I’ve got for you on this cake. While it was really a simple design, I loved the overall effect and the way it turned out! Even better – so did my client!
Do you have any questions? Leave me a comment if you do and I’ll try to answer and help out!