Anyway, my assignment was clear- make a duck cake. Oh yes, a cake shaped like a duck, and I had a total blast making it! I also got a very approving, "OOOOh!" from the birthday boy.
So what I did was bake a couple of vanilla sheet cakes, and cut out a duck silhouette with a template I made. After that I filled the cake with a cream cheese and raspberry icing. I frosted and decorated with simple vanilla buttercream- my favorite kind. Below are the results:
I am telling you, I think this was one of the most fun and cutest cakes I have ever made. I know the picture is fairly unprofessional, but I hope you can see my work well enough. I have come a long way since pastry school, and quite honestly I am proud of myself!