This Dragon Birthday Cake is a cake I made for someone who really likes dragons and dinosaurs. It was made at work, for work, so supplies were limited and I didn't have much money to work with.
It is made out of 2 round cakes and two cupcakes. For this cake I did not level my cakes. I cut the first round cake in half and stood them up to form the body. The second cake was then cut to make the head, tail, and neck (see diagram). Two cupcakes were made.
The whole thing was assembled (diagram) and frosted with buttercream frosting. The legs, eyes and nostrils were all made with buttercream that was pipped on. The toenails were also buttercream and the middle row of spikes (green) were buttercream. The smaller red spikes were buttercream as was the hair. The larger red spikes were made with chocolate melts. I pipped triangle shapes on wax paper and let them sit. Flames were added for effect.
For my daughter's 8th birthday she wanted a dragon themed party. So of course, I HAVE to make a Homemade Dragon Birthday Cake! I made two chocolate 9" round cakes using a recipe I had. One cake was cut in half and used for the main body. The other cake was quartered and used for the head, haunches, and tail.
The feet are just made of frosting, cream cheese with some green coloring. The spikes were my favorite touch of all. I found some star shaped candy molds and used red candy melts to make the stars. Each spike is two stars with flat sides together. The flames were drawn onto the cutting board on which this dragon was assembled with cheap shiny icing that comes in a tube. No one was going to eat that part and it is the easiest to write with.
My daughter and I had a very fun time making this cake together!
This Dragon Birthday Cake was from the Debbie Brown's Enchanting magical cakes book, I made it for my mother in law. This was the most enjoyable cake I have done yet.
This is made from three bowl shaped cakes, two for the egg shells one for the dragon. The board is covered in ready made fondant and imprinted using a rolling pin.
The rest is just sculpting really. You need to work fast when using ready made fondant as it dries very quickly. But the result is worth it.
Debbie's instructions are clear and easy to follow, I really had very little trouble doing this one, it can be a bit fiddly and time consuming to get the facial features just right, but you get there in the end.
I made this Dragon Birthday Cake for my nephew's birthday. I carved out his body out of a sheet cake and stacked them to make it taller then I carved out cupcakes for his feet and used gumpaste for his wings and claws. I attached the wings to long sucker sticks and let them dry and did not insert them into the cake until the cake was at its final destination.
I also used gumpaste for the tail and spikes on his back. I tried to make his skin look scaly by making indentions in it to look like scales. My sister in law had the idea of using bright colored red and orange tissue paper to look like fire coming out of his mouth!