This How To Train Your Dragon Cake was a challenge! When I was asked to make a cake with this theme, the movie was so new that I didn't really have much to go off of or examples to use. So in fear of messing up a 3D Dragon cake, I chose to make the faces of the characters and...drum roll please...it was a huge hit!!
It was pretty simple really. I made 2 13x9 cakes for the boy and 2 7x11 cakes for the dragon. I froze them all so that they carved nicely with few crumbs. Baking that many cakes, cooling, and waiting to freeze was pretty timestaking.
I used filling on each in between the cakes, and then I shaped them with a knife. I cut a small piece of cake to make the dragon's nose elevated with more depth.
I covered them with buttercream frosting, which can be messing and difficult on smaller pieces because they want to fall apart! This is why having it as frozen as possible will make it much easier.
After that I covered them both with dyed fondant. I like to use the food gel coloring. After that I just played with using different colors of fondant and cutting out shapes to make the details on their faces.
I used fondant to make the horns and secured them with toothpicks. For the boy's ears, I also used fondant and secured with several toothpicks.
In the end, the faces weren't exact...but they were close enough to get the job done!
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I made this How to Train Your Dragon Cake for my son's 8th Birthday. He just loved it! I started by making (2) 8" rounds and (1) 13 x 9 sheet cake. I used the sheet cake for the body and tail and the rounds for the head. I stacked and carved them into the shape that I liked and crumb coated the entire cake.
I put it in the refrigerator for about a half an hour to let it set up, then added the final coat of frosting before covering the entire cake with fondant. I rolled the fondant out and used a cobblestone impression mat to give his skin a more scale-like appearance. I added some legs made out of fondant and sprayed him with yellow and green coloring. I then added the other fondant decorations (toenails, spikes, wings and eyeballs) that I had made the previous day so they would be stiff enough to work with and shaded him with some bronze luster dust to age him in certain spots.
I used some wire in his wings to help hold the shape, cut notches in the bottom with a circle cutter and used my fondant tools to add the line details. I hope you like!
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I made this cake making a double layer 11”x15” cake and frosting it white on the sides and under the water area, I tinted the frosting a very light brown and covered the rest of the cake to look like sand. I tinted piping gel blue for the water.
I made Toothless out of a mixture of fondant and gum paste. His body and tail are molded by hand out of fondant. I did this using my hands and a ball and veining tool. I then made his wings and legs out of gum paste. I inserted toothpicks into the legs and larger wings so that when it came time to attach them, they would stay on.
I used black royal icing to attach everything. I used some black icing color mixed with vodka (just enough to thin out the icing color) to paint the dragon so that he turned out a dark black. I would recommend doing this a few days before hand to give it time to dry. And I used yellow royal icing for his eyes, with dots of black royal icing for his pupils.
This homemade Toothless the Dragon cake was a huge hit with the birthday boy and his friends. Enjoy!
This toothless dragon cake is for my grandson's 5th birthday, we went to see the live "How to Train your Dragon" show a few weeks ago.
It is basically made from a 2 layer round 9" cakes, one layer cut in half and put together with jam for the body, and the tail and head sculpted from the other layer. This is my first attempt at fondant - tried to make my own but it didn't work so I just bought a tub of black fondant.
Put a butter cream crumb icing on the cake first, left in the freezer for a few days, while I made the wings and let them dry and firm up a bit. I landscaped the board with various toys from the Dollar store, rocks are scraps of cake covered with fondant, candy rocks, and grass icing.