Every year before our birthday, my siblings and I got to flick through the Women’s Weekly Birthday Cake book and pick our party cake. Without fail, whenever we got to the page of the duck cake, we dismissed it as fast as we could. Seriously, who would choose a sweet cake with popcorn and chips. Yuck!

But clearly, there are still kids, who give their parents the challenge of recreating that crazy taste combo duck cake. And even in our modern world of anti-gravity, pinata and muti-layered rainbow unicorn cakes, that abhorrent duck cake is still being crafted, complete with buttercream mixed with salty popcorn and Smiths’ chips.

Bluey…How Could Your Bring The Duck Cake Back!

I actually mistakenly thought that this awful savoury/sweet invention would be banished to the swamp where all failed cakes go. But unfortunately cult canine Bluey has resurrected the quacking beast in one of the latest episodes. In the TV show, Bluey’s dad attempts to make the duck cake and now every kid from Tasmania to Timbuktu is begging for that same disgusting duck cake to hold their birthday candles.

Thanks to Bluey, the duck cake has been resurrected and photos of fails and even some successes are exploding on social media.

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Love This Duck Cake Attempt

One person shared their duck cake attempt on reddit, saying:
“Most people recognised it right away, others said ‘oh it’s the cake from Bluey!’ and others were completely confused when presented with a duck with popcorn hair. Never making this again!”

Pic via Reddit

Duck Cake Fail

Another mum’s attempt was slightly less successful, but gave us lots of giggles.

“I used two woolies madeira cakes, butter cream icing, and the head is a cake pop made from the corner pieces”

pic via Reddit

This Cake Is A Real Challenge

And another young and creative man tried to recreate the duck cake on Youtube for the benefit of the whole world. The result was not only hilarious but also showed us how bloody hard this cake is to make. You can watch it here.

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The Chocolate Duck Cake

But first prize for quack-tastic duck cake failures has to go to this mum who turned the duck cake chocolate. And he must commend her for that perfect chip beak.

“Ok all please don’t laugh.. daughter turned 7 Xmas eve and wanted the duck cake.. doesn’t eat buttermilk cake so woolies mud cake hack to the rescue… #nailedit lol.”

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Pic via Facebook



The cake posted on Woolies/Coles Mudcake Hacks group attracted over 5,000 likes and 800 amused comments.

“This is the best, funniest cake I’ve ever seen. I love it. It’s ‘quacktastic’,” one person wrote.

“You’re a champion mum, bloody nailed it hard,” said another.

“Who needs a neck anyway!” said another.

“Haha great effort but that’s one scary duck Haha”

“He looks like he is the black sheep of the family.”

It may be the worst cake to make in the world, but it’s certainly bringing us smiles (as long as our kids don’t ask us to make it!).

Have you or would you ever attempt the duck cake? Have you had any birthday cake fails? Tell us in the comments below.

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