Based on the wrecks I see each day, I'm starting to think most decorators are completely incapable of making a cake that looks like an animal. Any animal. In fact, I'm not entirely sure any of them have ever actually seen an animal. So as a public service, let's do a little review:
Nope. Not a duck.
This is a baby porcupine:
I'm terrified, yet I would very much like to nuzzle him.
This is a baby Darth Maul:
I'm terrified, yet I would very much like to eat his face.
This... is a lemon... poodle...
(It's a new breed.)
These are swans:
They're totally necking.
(Hey, Jen! I made a pun!)
These are the fabled Golden Anteaters of Madagascar:
I like to think they just finished slurping a spaghetti noodle.
And finally, this is an elephant:
"Talk about your trunk space, check this action out!"