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post #1 of 9
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My 11 yr old wants a scary dragon cake for bday this weekend, all the tutorial link I have found seem broken, except the one that uses a drill n pvc pipe.

 

I do not want to use a drill, can anyone who has done a 3D dragon cake with a neck n head help me out? how are you getting the neck and head to stay?

 

I know not every photo i see is a drilled pvc pipe. But i cannot figure out or find any tutorials on how to make this dragon shape stay.

 

Thank you in advance!!!

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post #2 of 9

if the neck's not to heavy--and i've never used it myself--but on the tv shows they do use copper tubing--you could make a hole in some foam and hot glue the bejeebers out of it--

 

re: drills

 

my husband has his dad's manual drill--it's like an old fashioned egg beater only with drill bits--you just wind the handle and it drills--no noise--no fuss--it's awesome for pvc--i ♥ it

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post #3 of 9
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thank you:) yeah i was hoping not to use a drill and im afraid of choc or super glue not holding to the board. Im surprised no one has any other suggestions though.. My son may not get this cake ahhaah

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post #4 of 9

alright--you're making me think way to hard here--but here's another idea--use all foam for the neck--just cover it with a thin layer of modeling chocolate --and don't get too carried away with the gravity defying angle of it--or you could make a tree or a building (like a cookie or out of cardboard even) and have the dragon's chin resting on the window sill or on a tree limb--or the dragon blowing fire out of his mouth that is catching the building or tree on fire--and it all cleverly connects so it looks all fierce but it's all a foil for the construction--

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or the dragon could be climbing down a mountain...or up one

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hmmm great ideas, do you think it would be stable enough just to use a pillar (SPS) and jam it into the front of cake, build it up for a neck and stick a head on top, without it falling??

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post #7 of 9

i could only say maybe depending on if the pillar fit super tight but ultimately it would not be something i would recommend--because it is not secure--this can get quite weighty and that design might break your heart and neck--geez that got sounding all kinds of serious ;)

 

this is easy--get a piece of 1" foam or several several thicknesses of cardboard* --cut a hole in there at an angle--the size of the pillar or dowel or whatever--so that you can plant the pillar into that at an angle and hot glue it in and it has no give you can put some weight on it and the glued area will hold it against the foam or cardboards securely--

 

when you place the cake on it--the weight of the cake will keep the bottom of the neck construction in place--it will hold against the foam or cardboard--

 

*just use all this as a thick bottom board

 

--the only way the sps will work is if the neck is not much taller than the pillar and it has no chance to tip at all--would need to be a straight up neck--short--like he could be creeping up on something kind of leaning over on the ground kind of--peeking up or something--

 

oh that is a thought though

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post #8 of 9

forget all that

 

lay his head on the board

 

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2000/jun/11/12830/

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post #9 of 9

how about popping up out of the water?

 

http://www.whatonearthcatalog.com/whatonearth/Garden-Decor_3HA/View-all-Garden_3HB/Item_s-3-PIECE-WINGED-DRAGON-GARDEN-SCULPTURE_CG2443.html

 

http://www.etsy.com/listing/162026478/water-dragon-sculpture-needle-felted?ref=market

 

if you keep the scale small and lightweight one of those ^^^ might work with the sps--but it has the potential to fall over too--just depends on how tight the fit is and....

 

like make the cake the water and just make the dragon as a character--i know he probably wants the whole cake to be the dragon...

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