Hi all....I have had SO many requests for instructions on how I did my dragon cake that I thought it might just be easier to post them here!
I hope they are useful to someone...I'm just sorry I didn't take more pics during the process. Who'd a thought it would be so popular?!
If you decide to go with this and need clarification on anything, please feel free to ask here or PM.
And thanks for all the wonderful comments you have left on my pics!
Dragon Cake Instructions
Take a 12 in (x 2in high) round cake and, looking down on it, carve the basic shape of the dragon's body close to one edge of the cake and curving around, starting at the neck and down to about half of the tail, not including the legs. You end up with what looks like a REALLY fat snake shape. This should use up a little more than about half of the round with scraps and a larger chunk leftover. With the larger chunk, carve a smaller layer to place on the dragon's "back" just to give it some height, and then round out the body part. Then I used the scraps that were left to add the legs and an extension onto the tail. The head was carved from a separate 10 in cake I had ready "just in case". I just cut a wedge out of the extra cake and carved it as if the point of the wedge were the "snout" of the dragon. Once I had all the pieces ready, I put them together and crumbcoated the whole thing.
Then I used MMF coloured with navy blue and black (left a little marbly)and cut "petal" shapes out using the rose petal cutters and each one was placed individually until the dragon was covered. Remember to place the scales overlapping with the point towards the headI started at the tail and worked my way up the body. The teeth, nails, spikes and wings were all done out of fondant, but if I did another, I'd definately use gumpaste for the wings as they were pretty fragile and didn't get quite hard enough. When that was all done I just drybrushed a bit of silver and blue luster dust on it and covered the cake board with the grass tip.
This is the dragon at the crumbcoat stage:
This is the dragon completed:
That's awesome, thank you!!
Love your cake.
Thank you for sharing!!!
Awesome, thanks for sharing
That is the neatest cake I've ever seen !!
Thank you so much!!!
Thank you so much for sharing. I love your dragon!! This is definitely on my "got to try" list!
Wow - that's an awesome dragon!!
Thank you for sharing the directions. That cake is out of this world!!!!! You did an excellent job.
Thank you for sharing.Great job
Amazing! I've never done a sculpted cake but someday I'm going to try this one!
I am looking to see photos of your dragon in the process. When i click on the link it says photos not there.. Can you please help me, i have a dragon cake due May 22nd..
thank you! my son is turning 7 in june and wants a dragon (despite my begging for something easy, lol) so you cannot imagine how helpful this is!
I'm having the same problem. Cannot view the first photo. Any suggestions?
Might try sending her a pm.
I looked in her photos, and the first photo is no longer on here.
Thanks, I'll give it a try!!
Thanks for taking the time to share with us!
Sorry guys, not sure what happenned to that first photo...here it is
Oh, and in case you are wondering, the round things in front were supposed to be "dragon eggs" but the cake was for a boy and my then 9 year old daughter advised me that "you can't put eggs there Mom because then it's a girl dragon and a boy wouldn't like that" lol. So no eggs.
Yes, the boy dragon must have treasure or the remains of a suit of armor strewn about.
Hi! I absolutely LOVE your cake...I've been trying to find the post where you share your instructions but have not been successful would you mind providing the link? I would really appreciate it!
The instructions are in the first post on this thread. She also put some answers under her cake at this URL.
There's a similar cake with a few instructions here, as well.
VERY NICE WORK!!! THANKS FOR THE INSTRUCTIONS.
WONDERFUL!! and thanks so much for sharing :)
Thanks so much for sharing your instructions. But can you please repost the first pic of the crumb-coated dragon? It's changed into a different pic. This site sure seems to be odd about linked photos.