I made this Dragon Cake for my daughter’s 2nd birthday. After scouring the various Dragon Cakes on this website, I cobbled together a few suggestions and came up with this cake. (Thanks for all of the ideas!)
I made a triple batch of chocolate cake in one 10” round pan, one 9” round pan, one 8” square pan and about six muffin tins.
Body: I cut the 9” cake in half, stood them upright on their flat ends and put a thin layer of icing between the halves to stick them together. I also embedded two toothpicks between them to better keep the layers together. Tail and neck: I cut a ‘curved tail’ and ‘curved neck’ from the outside of the 10” cake and placed it on either side of the body. I ‘filled in’ the slope from the back to the tail by adding part of a cupcake on top. Feet: I used half a cupcake for each ‘foot’ and secured them to the body with toothpicks. Face: I cut a triangular shaped face from the square cake, and added 3D eyes by using some of the leftover edges of cake.
Then I went to town with a decorating bag and star tip, using an ordinary butter icing with green food colouring. I used chocolate chips and yellow smarties for the scales, and two white chocolate discs for the eyes (used a blue Sharpie to colour in irises).
I also added candy treasure (chocolate coins and candy rings) and costume jewelry for the Dragon’s horde.
My grandson who was turning 9, requested a Dragon Birthday Cake. I was not sure how to make one so I told him I would make him another kind of cake. As luck would have it, I found the 1984 Wilton dragon cake pan at a thrift store. I was not sure what colors to use or exactly how the dragon was suppose to look. I had to rely on my own imagination.
I outlined the image on the cake with black icing, (Wilton black food coloring). Then filled in with other colored icing to have a two-toned green dragon with orange wings. Fire and smoke came from his mouth. I was able to surprise Ryan with the Dragon cake he asked for.
I made this homemade dragon birthday cake for my son's 9th birthday, which was "knights and dragons" themed. I made two sheet cakes for the base. The dragon is made of two 9' round cakes cut up. I covered the sheet cakes with fondant and spray painted it. I assembled the dragon with icing and also covered it with fondant and spray painted it. The scales and nails are peach gummies cut in half. The wings are fruit roll-ups wrapped around a stick.