Yes, this is a cake. Okay, I'll tell you the truth, this is not a real cake but it could be. The body of the bird is the cake portion and the whole bird is covered with modeling chocolate.
The head is made of modeling chocolate...
... and the butt and feathers are modeling chocolate.
I also made a shrimp friend for the flamingo in sugar paste. Flamingos eat red shrimps to make their feathers red. Not my flamingo. "She" makes friends with this special little shrimp. Look, Mr. Shrimp is resting on an edible rock to talk to Miss Flamingo!