Coolest How To Train Your Dragon Cake
My husband took our children to see “How To Train Your Dragon” and they were immediately smitten with the movie. My son’s birthday was coming up and when I asked him what kind of cake he would like he said he wanted a dragon cake. When I asked him his favorite he said that “Toothless” was his favorite character.
I am a novice at fondant but knew this was the way to go for me to achieve the effect I wanted for the homemade ‘How to Train your Dragon’ cake. I purchased pre-made fondant for the Toothless character. I used Wilton black coloring gel for his body and yellow for the eyes. I would have liked for his wings to have hardened in a more in-flight position but I am still pleased with the results. I took wrapping paper cardboard tubes and cut them to place under the wings to give them a lifted look.
I used toothpicks to hold the head and legs to the body. When researching what he looked like I looked up pictures on-line and also purchased a How To Train Your Dragon coloring book that gave me a couple different views of his body. I made the dragon a week and a half prior to his birthday and stored it in a plastic container.
Two days prior to my son’s party I made homemade marshmallow fondant and colored it sky blue. The clouds and green grass were leftover fondant pieces from the store-bought fondant. I used butter-cream frosting underneath the fondant on and between the layers of cake. I was worried about the taste of the fondant but I got repeated comments about how tasty it was.
I placed sparkling candles in the mouth of the dragon to give him the spitting fire look. Although the sparkling candles didn’t work well laid on their side, it was definitely a memorable moment when we lit them and the dragon was breathing fire!