Easter Duckling Cake

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Skill Level: Beginner
HD Lessons: 12
Decoration Time: 1 Day

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  • 8” Round by 2” deep sponge cake


  • 500g Dark chocolate ganache

Cake Card and Drums

  • 10” Round cake drum


  • 500g Mid grey
  • 250g Light grey
  • 200g White
  • 70g pale green
  • 70g Duck egg blue
  • 30g Orange
  • 10g Black

Paints and Dusts

  • Sunset Yellow by Rainbow Dust
  • Petal White by Sunflower Sugar Art
  • Petal Black by Sunflower Sugar Art
  • Tangy Tangerine by Sugarmill
  • Hot Mustard by Sugarmill


  • Edible glue
  • CMC powder
  • 20 Gauge florist wire x 1
  • Spaghetti
  • Wire cutters


  • Palette knife
  • Serrated knife
  • Sharp cutting knife


  • Size 6
  • Size 4

Modelling Tools

  • PME modelling tools

Cakey Tools

  • Rolling pin
  • Oval plunger cutter (small)
  • Cake smoothers
  • Metal scraper


  • Scissors
What better way to celebrate Easter, than with an adorable edible duckling sitting atop a chocolate ganache cake?!
It's a big feeder, and perfect for a children's Easter party. With the skills learned, you'll have a whole new library of possible designs.
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to prepare your cake using ganache, getting sharp edges, creative ways to decorate your cake, basic modelling work, edible dust work and much more! This cake is ideal for a beginner cake designer.

We'd love to see your take on the Easter Duckling Cake - so make sure you share your photos with us on our Facebook page.

Paul Bradford

Paul Bradford

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