Easter Duckling Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Easter Duckling
with Paul Bradford
Skill level: Easy
HD Lessons: 12
Decorating time: 1 Day
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Here we have carefully selected the key parts from the entire tutorial and condensed it into an 6 min long video. More than enough to get you started without taking too much time.

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1. The design and ganaching

Paul talks us through his train of thought for the design. He starts with ganaching the cake, giving us some handy tips along the way if you decide to use buttercream.

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2. Finishing the ganache

Paul now adds lovely layers of ganache to the cake, putting it in the fridge to cool in between each layer. This way he can cut lovely sharp edges when cutting away the excess.

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3. Covering the cake pt 1

Paul covers the back and sides of the cake with a lovely light grey shade of sugarpaste.

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4. Covering the cake pt 2 / adding stripes

In this lesson, Paul has finished covering the cake and rolls out some lovely colours to then cut into strips for the top of the cake.

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5. Making the letters

Paul starts off by adding a sausage to the edges of the cake, and then cuts out the word “Easter” from lovely colours of sugarpaste.

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6. Adding the letters and rabbits

Paul attaches the now dried letters to the cake with some edible glue, and then makes some cute little bunny ears.

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7. Making the duck pt 1

Paul starts on the duck’s body and beak, using toned down shades of orange and yellow for a nice cute feel.

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8. Making the duck pt 2

Paul now finishes off the duck by adding its wings and eyes and adding a little texture using the dresden tool.

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9. Finishing touches

Time to get the dusts out and bring it to life.

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10. Other ideas

Paul shares some inspirational ideas you can give a bash during this project. We’re sure you’ve some of your own and we’d love to see what you come up with.

Share your photos with us on our Facebook page.

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11. Pro lesson

In this lesson, Paul shares some insider information about the cost to make this cake, as well as pricing, portions and other vital information for any professional cake designer.

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

Paul Bradford´s mission is to ‘Empower people to achieve their cake decorating dreams’ by providing a range of cake decorating courses and online tutorials through their website, which currently teaches 195,000+ students.  
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