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Firebreathing dragon cake!

It was philmophlegm's birthday yesterday.   I thought it would be nice to make him a birthday cake.  And then I thought, would it not be even nicer to make him a cake that was a GOLDEN FIRE DRAGON???



The body was basically two chocolate cakes cut into dragon-shapes. Then I realised that I didn't have quite enough cake for the head, so I made a chocolate mug-cake, which had the advantage of being relatively long and thin so it made a muzzle shape. But I think possibly it would have looked better if I'd had enough cake spare to give it a longer neck. On the other hand, it might have been less stable that way and would definitely not have fitted in the fridge. 

I was a bit worried that the chocolate fudge icing wouldnt' set enough to hold the shape together, but it was quite stiff after a few hours, and worked well to stick the various bits of cake together. I flung the first lot of chocolate fudge on, then left it in the fridge to set for a bit before adding more fudge detailing on the eyebrowse, wings, tail etc.   Then I spray painted the whole thing with edible gold paint.  I'm not sure about that last bit, it might have looked more cake-y and edible if I'd just left it brown.

The treasures were lemon sponge cakes, spray painted gold with edible gold paint, and decorated with chopped up jelly diamonds. Jelly diamonds also make good eyes, and red linings for the dragon's nose.  The teeth and claws were made from a 17p Milkybar.  A 17p milkybar is ideal for the job, because it's so thin that it's easy to chop into pointy sherds.  The remains of the pointy sherds were spray painted gold and added to the Treasure. 

I originally thought of making the dragon facing forward rather than looking up. But I had to change the plan abruptly while buying cake decorations - so I could make it do THIS!


You might think the best weapon for tackling a dragon would be a sword or something, but I can vouch for the fact that when it comes to chocolate fudge dragons, a cake fork is just the job.


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ladyofastolat
7th May, 2012 14:09 (UTC)
Excellent dragon cake! I wish I'd come across that firework thingy when shopping for decorations for the Lego cake. It would have been the perfect addition to the bald Dark Lord's popping candy volcano.
bunn
7th May, 2012 18:19 (UTC)
I thought that when I saw it! It came in a pack of three, so I now have two further explosive cakes to plan...
wellinghall
8th May, 2012 17:44 (UTC)
I can feel a birthday cake commission coming on ...
wellinghall
7th May, 2012 14:49 (UTC)
I am suitably impressed!
bunn
7th May, 2012 18:20 (UTC)
Admittedly, it's not such a good dragon as the gold roof-dragon in your photo, but it is almost certainly a better cake. :-D
wellinghall
7th May, 2012 19:09 (UTC)
Next time we go to Newark Park, should I attempt to scale the roof, armed with a cake fork?
bunn
7th May, 2012 19:16 (UTC)
It's probably the only way to be really sure. :-p
adaese
7th May, 2012 15:23 (UTC)
That is the dragon cake to fight off all other dragon cakes.
bunn
7th May, 2012 18:25 (UTC)
That makes me want to set up a sort of Robot Wars of dragon cakes... :-D
ladyofastolat
7th May, 2012 19:00 (UTC)
Two out of the three 40th birthday cakes I've seen this year have involved dragons. From this I conclude that two thirds of all 40th birthday cakes in the land involve dragons, so it shouldn't be that hard to set up the contest.
adaese
7th May, 2012 19:44 (UTC)
We're getting old. It used to be *wedding* cakes that had dragons.
wellinghall
8th May, 2012 17:44 (UTC)
That's what I was thinking, too.
wellinghall
8th May, 2012 17:45 (UTC)
So what can I do for my 50th birthday cake ...
wellinghall
7th May, 2012 19:09 (UTC)
Oh, definitely!
sally_maria
7th May, 2012 15:32 (UTC)
Awesome cake. :-)
bunn
7th May, 2012 18:26 (UTC)
I like to think so ;-)
inzilbeth_liz
7th May, 2012 20:49 (UTC)
Wonderful! Bet it tasted good too!
endlessrarities
17th May, 2012 18:07 (UTC)
Nice!!
jane_somebody
21st May, 2012 23:52 (UTC)
Fantastic!
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