Fire-Breathing Dragon Cake!!

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About: I am one of those weird teen-age Christian homeschoolers, the kind that thinks their family is awesome and thinks that living on a farm is cool.

I first saw this idea in a children's Magazine and decided to make it for my younger brother's 5th Knight-themed birthday party. With 2 ordinary 9 inch cakes, frosting, and a few other easy to find candies, you can create a very realistic dragon!

Step 1: Supplies

You will need-
2 9-inch cakes
6 cups of frosting, your choice of colour (more or less, depending on how thick you like your icing.
8 Keebler chocolate covered graham crackers
8 Sunkist fruit gems
2 Sunkist fruit slices
2 Blue Fruit Roll-Ups
1 Red Fruit Roll-Up
1 Yellow Fruit Roll-Up
1 Marshmallow
2 Chocolate Chips
2 Hershey's Kisses
2 Wooden Skewers

You will want all of your fruit gems, slices, and icing to be all colour co-ordinated-I chose orange candies and yellow icing, but you can do what ever colours will match the plates or napkins you will have at the party.

Step 2: Preparation

Take a serrated bread knife and cut the middle part out of all the rectangular crackers so that you have 2 triangular pieces out of each one. Next, slice all of the Fruit Gems in half.

Step 3: Assembly

Now, let's start assembling!

Take one of your 9 inch round cakes and slice it in half. Take your frosting and spread some on one half, then place the other half on top, and place the whole thing on a cardboard cake board or aluminum foil covered cardboard.

Next, you will cut up the remaining cake. The diagram below shows exactly how to do it. Don't worry if it isn't exact-you can always make a smallish piece bigger looking with icing. ;-)

Step 4: Icing

Next, assemble the cake pieces according to the picture below, trimming any pieces if necessary.

Now, you will frost Mr. Dragon. I find that using a flat icing tip in your full icing bag works wonders on those difficult, moist and crummy parts, and once you've covered up the crumbs, you can use your spatula to smooth things over. This method keeps those crumbs from showing up in your icing.

Step 5: Decorate!!

Now, you will decorate the Dragon!

First, to make the Dragon look like he is scaly, use a child's marker cap to imprint the design onto the creamy frosting. Arrange the Graham crackers along his back and tail; place Fruit Gems and Slices on his toes and head. Press the Hershey's Kisses pointy side in onto the end of his snout, and cut the marshmallow in half and place the chocolate chips on top.

Step 6: Wings & Fire

To make his wings, you'll need a skewer and a blue fruit roll-up. Trim off a corner of the roll-up to keep them from looking too bulky, and after rolling it up the skewer, trim off the edges bat wing style. Repeat for other wing. Make sure not to stick these in until right before serving, because they are heavy and will sag over time.

For the fire, trim your yellow and red roll-ups into curvy, twisty pieces, and position near mouth.

And, there you have it!! ENJOY!!

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70 Discussions

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This is my dragon cake, I made it for my 15th birthday party just because this looked so awesome. I think it turned out pretty well, even after an hour of yelling at a bowl of frosting and getting weird looks from the neighbors. Thanks for the instructable!

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JoAnnB7

3 years ago

Hi, I would like to make this for my daughter's 18th birthday, any suggestions for making it more grown up? Thanks

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afoster28

5 years ago on Introduction

im making this cake with my own spin on it too, today, my sons birthday was a weekish ago but we are celebrating it tomorrow, and he loves dragons and rquested a draong on his cake but then i found this! so excited to do this! will post a picture when done! My son just turned 9.

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purplelarch

6 years ago on Introduction

This was a great instructable! I used a buttercream frosting and a marker top as you suggested. Thanks so much!

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schnaars

7 years ago on Introduction

This cake looks so yummy! Can't wait to make it for my son's birthday next week! Thanks for the great Instructable!

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grupi22

7 years ago on Introduction

I loved making this cake! Best of all it actually LOOKED good! I ended up making two for my son's 7th birthday and for school. Both were huge hits!

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MMarianna

7 years ago on Introduction

Just finished our Ice Blue dragon. Love the idea.We used melted chocolate to make wings, spikes and other parts of decorations. Will post photos soon.

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vvan loo

7 years ago on Introduction

I love the cake I am going to try and make it for my sons birthday.

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kitchenwenchvraklis

Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

Hi vraklis,
The board that I used in the pictures was a 13x19 cake board made by wilton. It fit perfectly! Would love to see pictures of your finished product. :)

~kitchenwench

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skle1978

7 years ago on Introduction

Wow. Easiest thing ever! I've NEVER shaped a cake before and this was super easy. This was thrown together within minutes for a test run for my son's 5th b-day. Now I know it'll be a cinch.

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Shmrck95

8 years ago on Introduction

What a fabulous idea! Thank you so much for posting and sharing, especially the step by step instructions!

I made this for a friend's son's 12th birthday and it was more than he hoped for! He asked for a dragon cake so I immediately did a Google search and came across this cake. Being a tinkerer in homemade cakes I figured I could give it a shot and see what happened. It was SUPER easy to assemble. My only issue was getting my icing to stay on the cut pieces - but I figured out a way and eventually got it accomplished.

Mine did not turn out as nice as the one here but it went over really well at the party. I forgot to bring the fruit roll ups with me to add the "wings" at the party but no one noticed the dragon didn't have wings. :)