My son insisted on a Homemade Bloody Dragon Cake so we went crazy. This cake was made with several round cakes cut in half then sandwiched together to make the body. We used wooden food skewers to hold the body together. Different diameter cake pans added some shape to the body. The tail is a round cake which was cut into a half-moon shape to simulate a tail. The head was a couple of cupcakes and small smaller pieces of cake baked in a small loaf pan. The claws were almonds dipped in chocolate. Red icing might look good too.
The wings were the hard part because they didn't want to stay up. We made those using sugar cookie dough flattened into a large cookie then held up using more skewers.
The cool detail that we hope will both exite the group and maybe goss them out a bit (party is tomorrow) is that on my husband's advice we put in a little strawberry preserves between the sections of cake in the dragon's body...DRAGON GUTS! When we cut into the cake (which is also strawberry) the blood should ooze out a bit.
Every year I make a cake for the Christmas centerpiece. Since I love dragons I combined the theme and made a Christmas dragon. Much of the structure is gingerbread cookies. It was really hard to get frosting into all of the nooks and crannies once the cookies were glued into place with royal icing though.
To make the cookies for the dragon I drew a life size vision of what I wanted the dragon to look like. Then I cut out the main pieces of cookie dough to fit those shapes. For the head and legs which needed depth, I cut out the largest piece and then smaller pieces to make them fatter. The tail was just smaller and smaller circles. Since I had leftover circles of cookies I stacked them up and made a Christmas tree.
It was the hardest dessert to get anyone to eat! No one seemed to be able to slay this dragon until 2 year-old Max devoured the tree with no hands top to bottom. Then it was no holds barred!
This was a cake I made recently for my nephew's 4th birthday party. He wanted a dragon cake. The work took about 3.25 hours total.
The cake is comprised of 3x 8" round layers; two for the main portion of the body, and the third was sliced into sectioned strips for the neck/face and tail.
After the cake was put together, it was iced over with white buttercream, then I went over it again for the details (scales, bumps, spikes, etc). The eggs are made of 2x cupcakes each, iced together on laying on their sides. After the eggs were made, I went through and carved out sections on them to look like they were hatching.
I airbrushed the color on, then piped in the baby dragons with colored icing. The main dragon was also airbrushed, with the eyes, claws, and highlights added last. The nest is made of chocolate buttercream with a large grass tip.
When a 6 year old asks you to make him a cake that looks like a dragon, what do you do? You learn to bake. This was my first ever attempt at making a cake that didn't fit into the typical square box mold. It was a challenge but so much fun.
I made a simple chocolate cake and used instructions I found on-line at familyfun.com. I used home made frosting with neon green food coloring for the body and pecans for the claws at the dragon's feet. I melted down some chocolate wafers and cut them in triangles to made the spikes on his back in 2 colors (white chocolate works best to mix colors. I saved 2 circle wafers to use as his eyes and then let imagination run wild to decorate. I also included some shredded coconut on his back to look like dry skin.