Duck Hunting Cake

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Introduction: Duck Hunting Cake

About: Hello! I am an artist who has decided to try cake decorating after a close friend suggested it. I have been making cakes since August of 2010. I'd watched a lot of the various cake shows on TV and decided to...

This cake was for the boyfriend of a girl I work with. He's a duck hunter and she asked me to make this specific duck, the hooded merganzer, and also his camo-shotgun. The cake is red velvet, the icing is cream cheese frosting (also this for the filling), the duck is Rice Krispie treats covered in fondant and the gun is several plastic cake supports covered in fondant.

This was my first time to make a duck/bird and was worried about how to do the feathers. I ended up making the different types of feathers on the duck in different ways and I'm happy with the results. I really got into making the duck and was in "the zone" and it was so fun! I got some good ideas of how to make better feathers the next time I make a bird or need feathers. :)

I will eventually post an Instructable for this but I'm too busy with working full-time and preparing for That Takes the Cake 2012. Got to get working on my entry!

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    That's gorgeous. Nice work as always!

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    It would be fun to make a gun that blasts a couple-dozen of those "silver" confectioner's balls at it... (Then you cut it up and eat it)

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