I made this dragon cake for one of the girls where I used to work. The base is a 14" hexagon white cake, covered with buttercream flavored with bubblegum oil. The dragon was made with a metal 4 qt. mixing bowl, placed on the bottom cake and cut/sculpted into the shape I wanted.
Then I covered it with buttercream and Satin Ice. All the pieces to make it complete were made from Satin Ice and allowed to dry then glued into place with egg-white glue. The color was brushed on petal dust. The bottom cake was then covered with green buttercream to look like grass.
My 12-year-old daughter and I decorated this Chinese dragon cake for a Chinese New Year's party. We cut two bundt cakes to form the body. Coated with red butter-cream icing, then added red candy-melt scales. Before applying the scales, we painted each one with gold luster dust using a drop of clear liquor mixed with the luster powder.
The snout is made from two Twinkies. Tongue, legs, and tail are fondant. Fire is made from melting yellow and orange candy melts. It's all fully edible. It was a lot of fun to make.