Step 4: Laying out and constructing the dragon

Mark a sheet of parchment paper with a circle about the size of the top of your cake.
You'll use this to lay-out the dragon prior to placement on the cake.

Take a paper plate or cardboard and cut out a shape the approximate size you want the body section of the dragon to be. This will be used as a temporary base to hold your dragon body while you're covering it with the icing/fondant. Lay it out on your circle to ensure it fits nicely. You can place your head in the circle as well, and note where you'd like the tail to go.

Now the fun part!
Take a good sized handful of the cake, and pack it lightly into an oblong ball, using your base shape as a guide (Note, pictured here is the size of the smaller mini-dragon)

I wanna make this for my little brother. He is turning 4 this year and he loves dragons and dinosaurs.
Wow, what can I say that hasn't be said already? All you guys are so clever.
thank you for the great instructions <br>Cake was a success, wife was impressed and little one loved it!!! <br>
excellent job! He's got great personality :)
...this looks awesome! In case my son is as &quot;nuts&quot; about dragons on his next birthday (in January), as he is right now, I will definitely try that one! :)
Oooo I love this.....I am going to make one, then, if it turns out (I am horrible with cakes) I will see if I can also do a T-rex or a Tyranadon.
If you do, be sure post a pic or email me :) I'd love to see it!
Will try to remember :-)
very nice
it's interesting to know
Love this cake =)
wow this is great your very talented=)
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I havent tried to make the cake yet but let me just say, THIS CAKE IS SO AWESOME! how did you do it! well dont answer that cause you just taught me! but this cake is really cool looking! you did a very good job!
Thanks alot for a great idea, I've made a cimilar cake aswell. I didn't use your ingredients, as I made mine from marchipan instead, but I've kind of done the same outlay on the cake.
love it! great job!
Hi, <br>I did a cake with your directions. Everybody liked.Thank you very much.
Awesome! love it
Hmmm.....I believe someone deserves an internet high-five for this cake. *HIGH FIVE* and yes, this is the only cake that is not a lie.
you mean fake. the cake is fake and the pie is a lie, obviously.
it is soo cute
That has to be one of the coolest cakes I've ever seen!
Thank you!
I remeber when my sister-in-law made a cookie monster cake for our young neice. She was covered from head to toe in blue icingl with her sweet little eyes peeking through all the blue icing. FHappy memories!
What a great cake!!! Great ides on using the Easter candy. <br> <br>I love MMF, so yummy and easy to make and work with. <br> <br>Love the toothpick holder. :) I have the Ex knife block and have been wanting to get the toothpick holder and other related kitchen tools.
FRED stuff is so awesome, I agree!
how pleasant. a toothpick holder shaped like a person. <strong>where can I get one?!</strong>
<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000HKHAHY?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=dabbled-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B000HKHAHY" rel="nofollow">Fred toothpick holder</a> is here.<br /> <br /> they also have a funny knife set called 'the Ex'<br />
Thanks! They work better than voodoo dolls!
This looks great!<br/><br/>I'm in a Livejournal community called BakeBakeBake, and we *love* marshmallow fondant; I myself used it to make a Watchmen cake (it was my first time working with fondant, and I was suprised at how easy it was)<br/><br/>
lol watchmen<br />
Awesome. ;)
That's fabulous! I know, this fondant was great... really made my work easy.
&nbsp;I might have missed something...you mentioned not to tuck under on step 8, why is it? I looks fine to me
I just got finished making the cake for my son's 6th birthday party today. Thanks so much for your easy to follow directions! It made the whole process quite enjoyable! Since I couldn't get. A hold of Easter candy in September I just made fondant covered cake balls for the eggs and used fo dant for the spikes. As soon as I figure out how to upload pics I will do so. Thanks again for all your help and mad metta being sent your way!
&nbsp;I really love these eggs! Did you use some kind of polka-dotting method on the fondant or did you place colored circles on the cake ball eggs? Also, how did you keep the large, fondant spikes on the dragon?
Hi! the fondant is quite pliable especially when warm so I initially covered the egg cake balls w/ one color fondant and then layered the &quot;dots&quot; on top. Make sure you have crisco handy, this helps alot. It's kind of like working with modeling clay. The fondant spikes are worked the same way. I just made little twisted pyramids and spread out the base thinly and then work it together. If you wanted you could easily pull them off. They aren't glued on or anything. Hope this helps! Dots instructions were amazing! Very easy to follow and everything worked perfectly the first time. The reciepe's she links too are amazing! Best tasting fondant I have ever had!<br /> <br /> Nicole<br />
Wow, I totally missed this when you posted it previously.&nbsp; I'll be linking it at Dabbled.org :)<br /> <br /> thanks!<br /> dot<br />
Oh wow. Thanks Dot!<br />
forget 4 yrs old!&nbsp; i will be 53 and i'd love to have your fabulous cake on my birthday
Wish I'd found this a couple weeks ago for my son's birthday. Next year, gotcha bookmarked :) Awesome idea and wonderful instructable.
wow! awesome!
Wow! That is Awesome! I especially love the use of the robin eggs, those things are the best!
Great Instructable!!! <br/><br/>Home created cakes really show that you care!!!! <br/><br/>Unrelated comment - I Love your toothpick holder - It reminds me of &quot;the Ex:&quot; knife block - <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/kitchen/86dd/">http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/kitchen/86dd/</a><br/><br/>Again, Nice Job<br/>
Lovely cake!!!
Fabulous cake!
That is incredible! Great idea and great instructable. Any kid would be thrilled with this.
Wow! I'm dumbfounded by how impressive that is! Excellent 'ible btw too.
That looks delicious! Must have been SWEET.
Aw, he's adorable!

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