I made this Homemade Dragon Birthday Cake Design in February for a good friend. Her birthday was just before the Chinese new year, and she didn't want the same old Valentine's theme, so we thought we'd try something new!
The cake was prepared in the Wilton Tasty Fill Pan. The cake was chocolate and the filling was vanilla ice cream. For the design, the internet was my biggest friend! I looked up how to say Happy Birthday in Chinese (to explain the characters on top). I also printed off a picture of a Chinese dragon that was my basis for the top.
I made the dragon by first outlining his limbs and main body (minus the head) with a large star tip, just for a starting point. I then tried to build his head to be standing up, which didn't work (I'm thinking not stiff enough icing). But, between constantly cooling the icing and a lot of determination I got his head sculpted. I then used a small rose tip to create his scales, starting at the tail and toes and working up.
All that was left were the details of eyes, horns etc. The designs on the side were actually from the designs on the hats that were bought for the party itself. A bit of work (and a mess as you can see from the pics), but it was a very fun cake to create, and the birthday girl was very satisfied!
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I looked through the dragon cakes here to get ideas for how to make mine. I used the basic construction that a lot of people did, baking two 9" circles. One of the circles I cut in half and placed with the cut edges on my foil covered board. This was the main body.
I cut out a curving tail, two haunches, and a wedge for the face. Some small bumps made the nostrils. I gave everything a crumb coat, let it harden up, then lavishly frosted with blue frosting.
I used Famous Wafers for the spikes, piping yellow dots on them. The eyes are made out of marshmallow and Swedish Fish, and the toenails are also marshmallows.
I used a candy making recipe to make the wings and flames. I loved the way they came out. Note-The hard sugar wings were heavy, so I only put them in right before bringing out the cake. The flames came out of the dragon's mouth and candles went into his nostrils.
Finally, I tucked a pile of gold wrapped chocolate coins into the curve of his tail for him to guard. This Dragon Birthday Cake was a huge hit and probably my favorite one I've made!
My five year son wanted a dragon birthday cake so this Dragon birthday cake is what I came up with. I started by baking two marble cake mixes in bundt cakes pans to get the round shape as the cake needed to be low and portable for traveling. I cut the two bundt cakes into the dragon body. Then I sliced in half horizontally so we can have a two layer cake with frosting in the middle of the layers.
After that I frosted cake with a homemade frosting (we don't care for fondant so all my cakes have real frosting and candy as deco). The scale on top is a tootsie roll that I melted and shaped into. The teeth and eyes are white almond chocolate that I melted and shaped.
The fire is shaped airheads. The wings are fruit roll ups that I held up with skewers. Around the dragon is chocolate coins and candy rocks. My son really liked it so I think it was a success.