My Husband's Dragon Cake

Decorating By ellepal Updated 12 Nov 2013 , 6:41pm by favrtdtr

ellepal Posted 16 Dec 2005 , 2:33pm
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Hi Everyone...well, my husband finished the dragon cake last night. I have to say, I'm pretty impressed with it and so so so so proud of him!
The only credit I get is for baking and icing the layers. He did everything else, including airburshing and sculpting the actual dragon. The dragon is fondant, gumpaste wings, marshmallow boulders! He also painted the backdrop of the sunrise. Ironically, this morning when I dropped the cake off at 7:15 am, the actual real sunrise was identical to the one in the painting (orange sky, black clouds). It was beautiful, and I take it as a sign that we are on the right path.
Anyway, just wanted to share! icon_smile.gif HEre are the pics:

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SUELA Posted 16 Dec 2005 , 2:35pm
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WOW it is amazing! You and your husband make a great team!

Lazy_Susan Posted 16 Dec 2005 , 2:37pm
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WOW!!!! That is absolutely amazing! How'd you do the rock formation? It looks so real.

Fishercakes Posted 16 Dec 2005 , 2:40pm
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Absolutely stunning!!! It is very realistic looking. Two thumbs way up thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

ellepal Posted 16 Dec 2005 , 2:40pm
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Thank-you; he'll be thrilled that you like the cake. The rocks are just large marshmallows that he cut with a knife, and then he painted them, and added airbrushed effects.

cakefairy18 Posted 16 Dec 2005 , 2:41pm
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You guys are a great team!!!

Doug Posted 16 Dec 2005 , 2:41pm
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Impressive.... icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

and every so jealous!

Lazy_Susan Posted 16 Dec 2005 , 2:43pm
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Cut up marshmallows??? How ingenious is that? I am truly in awe!

ellepal Posted 16 Dec 2005 , 3:00pm
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It's really easier than you'd think! Actually, the hard part was the sculpture, painting, and getting everything to hold up!

alracntna Posted 16 Dec 2005 , 3:03pm
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OMG!!! WOW!!! I can't believe this is a cake. it is just beautiful. you and your husband are so talented.

cake4you Posted 16 Dec 2005 , 3:06pm
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Stunnin cake....that looks amazing!!!!!

flayvurdfun Posted 16 Dec 2005 , 3:06pm
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MontiBellesBakery Posted 16 Dec 2005 , 3:21pm
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Amazing Job!!!

justsweet Posted 16 Dec 2005 , 3:21pm
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That is a great job.


cake77 Posted 16 Dec 2005 , 3:26pm
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Great work, the cake looks great!!!

ellepal Posted 16 Dec 2005 , 3:42pm
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Wow...Thank-you from me, but a huge thank-you from him. This kind of encouragement is appreciated (I want him to continue with this endeavor, and your positive kudos really help!!)

stephanie214 Posted 16 Dec 2005 , 3:51pm
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Wow...another stunning creation.

You guys are a great team thumbs_up.gif

Move over Colette Peters icon_wink.gif

RaRaRobyn Posted 16 Dec 2005 , 4:08pm
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Awesome job!! I wouldn't even be able to do that!!
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llj68 Posted 16 Dec 2005 , 8:59pm
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Wow!! You guys are quite the artists!!


Nitu Posted 16 Dec 2005 , 9:01pm
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cande Posted 16 Dec 2005 , 10:43pm
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Wow Wow WOW Ellen and hubby!!! You guys make an awesome team!! Keep up the creative work!!!

traci Posted 16 Dec 2005 , 10:45pm
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He did a great job!!! You both are very talented! thumbs_up.gif

cindy6250 Posted 16 Dec 2005 , 10:54pm
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I'm in awe!!! You and your husband are both amazing!!! I'm telling you, ya'll are going to be famous!!! Each cake you make is more spectacular than the last!!!!

JennT Posted 16 Dec 2005 , 11:50pm
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As everyone else has said, you guys are great together in this cake decorating thing!! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gificon_biggrin.gif At least all of us at CC will be able to say..."We knew you when...." once you guys hit it big!! icon_lol.gificon_razz.gif Ya'll should seriously consider making this a joint endeavor & pushing the "cake limits" together...there's no telling how far you guys could go with it!! Like good wine & cheese, you both compliment each other very well....your combined efforts always turn out beyond SUPREME!! icon_wink.gif I remember you mentioning something about opening a small shop (over in the business forum)'s that going? Is DH along for the ride on that too?? icon_smile.gif

ellepal Posted 17 Dec 2005 , 12:08am
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Thanks everyone for the great feedback. I can't wait for Devin to read's going to really fuel him to continue on. He's been wanting to transition careers, so I am hoping that we start getting some business and leads from this.
Jenn, we are opening a store front this January. I am going to take my Christmas break and use it to do display cakes, etc. Hubby's on board with it may soon be his new career if we pick up business. We'll see!!

Doug Posted 17 Dec 2005 , 12:13am
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Originally Posted by ellepal

if we pick up business. We'll see!!


more like drown in it!

and I look forward to taping your first Food Channel Cake Challenge competition!

mommachris Posted 17 Dec 2005 , 12:15am
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slightly jealous over here...

If I asked my hubby to help me with a cake he'd grab a fork and say "where can I start?"

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ellepal Posted 17 Dec 2005 , 12:20am
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too cute, mommachris!! LOL icon_smile.gificon_smile.gif

MrsMissey Posted 17 Dec 2005 , 12:35am
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Originally Posted by flayvurdfun


Ditto what flav said!! icon_biggrin.gif

momsandraven Posted 17 Dec 2005 , 12:41am
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You are definitely headed down the path to success! Your cooperative works are so amazing! I find myself checking your photos all the time just to make sure I don't miss anything! icon_smile.gif

I'm with Doug, not IF you get busy, just when (and soon at that I'm sure!)

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