My 7 year old is all about dragons, so for his birthday (at the last minute) I decided to give it a try. I got most of my ideas for a dragon cake off of this site. There are some fabulous creations on here.
I made 2 8" round cakes and a 9 x 13 cake so I had plenty to work with. I did have plenty left over. I am also including a photo of the cake before it was frosted that shows the pieces I cut out. The only piece not on that picture is a cylinder I cut out that went on top of the head for the the brow ridge/eyes.
The scales, front feet, eyebrows, nostril holes, and the end of the tail are all made from a homemade fondant recipe that I got off of this site. I also rolled out a piece of the fondant and put it over the top of that cylinder on the head because it was too hard to frost. The claws on the back feet are candy corn cut in half.
I used some Wilton Color Mist food coloring spray and black shiny cake sparkles on the back of the dragon. The wings are fruit roll-ups with a straw sandwiched in the middle. I put them in at the last minute but they were very light and had no trouble staying put.
The wings themselves were still floppy though. I think it would have been better to keep the fruit roll-up plastic on the inside piece to help it keep it's shape.
I was asked to make a dragon or Camelot theme cake for a friend's birthday and I found some great ideas on this site. Thank you all. Here is my version of the dragon cake that many have done on here. It was supposed to be red but I didn't have enough red coloring (didn't realize I was almost out). So she got more of a pinkish dragon but she LOVED it.
Tip: The wings were made from melted candies (the colored ones at craft stores) I don't recommend it. I got the idea from one of the dragon cakes I looked at but they were too heavy. I didn't do them very thick but they just ripped out of the cake.
I was at Michael's craft store and lucked out that the lady who teaches the cake decorating classes was there in the aisle with me. I was looking at the pearl dust its an edible shimmer or glitter. She gave me great info I want to share with those wanting to try it. I used it on the yellow areas of the dragon. First and for most, once it hits the cake, frosting or other area it is there for good! You cant move it. You can also add it to a liquid like lemon juice and paint with it. I just used a dry paint brush and the dust by it self not liquid and gentle tapped it to the spikes and a coat on the wings. You really can't see it in the picture but it was nice looking.