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Coolest Chinese Dragon Birthday Cake 70

by Debra
(Antelope, CA)

Homemade Chinese Dragon Birthday Cake

Homemade Chinese Dragon Birthday Cake

Homemade Chinese Dragon Birthday Cake
Homemade Chinese Dragon Birthday Cake

This Homemade Chinese Dragon Birthday Cake was for my son's 9th birthday. For the body I baked 2 large bundt cakes, one chocolate and one white. They were cut in half and arranged into a serpentine shape. For the head and legs I made a white cake in a loaf pan and shaped while frozen. Due to schedule constraints I had to bake and shape this cake 3 weeks in advance so in order to keep it as fresh as possible, the whole cake was covered in chocolate ganache, wrapped several times in plastic wrap and frozen. I felt that the ganache would hold up better and be an easier medium to work with for placing scales on top of.

The scales were made of MMF, cut out individually. Each day or every other day I would take the cake from the freezer and start placing the scales. It took a week (approximately 2 hours per day) to cut and place all of the scales. The hair, teeth and claws were made from colored tootsie rolls and I sprinkled the cake with disco dust, which cannot really be seen in the picture. It was a ton of work but my son loved it, and to top it off, when it was time to cut into it, it was as moist as a freshly baked cake and tasted great!

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Coolest Double Headed Dragon Cake 61

by Chantell
(California)

Homemade Double Headed Dragon Cake

Homemade Double Headed Dragon Cake

My son wanted a double headed dragon cake for his party, so here it is. I couldn't find one online so I had him draw what he wanted it to look like and had to go by that.

I made a 13x9 and 2 9in rounds. Cut one round in half and placed side by side standing for the body. I cut out all of the other pieces and laid them down. After I frosted it I decorated it. The wings are fruit roll ups wrapped around skewers and I cut a few pieces from the fruit roll ups for the winged effect, tongues are fruit by foot with a triangle cut out on the tip, spikes are chocolate graham crackers cut in half, toe nails are candy corn, snouts are a little piece of cake and then a chocolate chip, eyeballs are frosting and chocolate chips.

I used a piping bag for the frosting since there were so many tiny spots to go into. Plus, dragons skin isn't nice and smooth so it really helped to make it look more rough.

It took me about 3 hours total...that's including baking time. So not too bad. Thanks for looking.

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Double Delight
by: Dee

This cake is so cute! The faces really seem to have a personality...and i love the toenails. Very creative!

Darling Dragon!
by: Lisa

Fantastic cake! Loved the use of the fruit roll up wings, and so cleverly "posed"! Bet it was the HIT of the party! Can't wait to see more Original Cakes by Chantelle!!

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Coolest Dragon Cake 48

by Sherry
(Arcanum, Ohio)

Homemade Dragon Cake

Homemade Dragon Cake

My son collects dragons and even though he turned 26, I was determined to make a dragon cake. This cake is the product of a lot of research and plain old good luck!

The body of the cake is homemade chocolate cake baked in a round pan, cooled completely, then cut in half and iced together to form the body. The head, neck, tail and feet were made from molded home made rice krispie treats and the legs were made of Twinkies (cut up to make the correct sizes).

The rice krispie head gave me some problems, so I ended up using slightly melted marshmallows to form the face. Iced entire cake with buttercream icing then covered the entire in fondant. I then created the spikes on his tail, horns and wings out of gum paste. All details were colored in with paint brushes.

I stayed up until 5:30 AM making this cake for him (which also consisted of a middle of the night trip to WalMart to get ideas for the face! It was a true labor of love and well worth it to see the look on his face!

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One mom to another
by: Anonymous

This is a fantastic cake! I know exactly what it's like to stay up really late and try to finish a cake. Midnight trip to Wal-Mart and all! You should be super proud of your creation. It doesn't matter if your kid is 6 or 26, the look on their faces when you bring out something like this that was made especially for them says "I love you" in a way no store-bought cake ever could!
Great job!

OH the love of a Mother
by: Anonymous

Your cake is awesome, I have found the rice crispy treats work well in the decorating of shaped cakes. What us mothers won't do to put a smile on our children faces. I'm sure your son will remember this cake for years to come.

WOW
by: Leanne's Cakes

Your Dragon is Awesome.Well done!! I need to make one next month and if it turns out as good as yours I will be Happy.

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