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.