My son loves dragons. For his dragon themed birthday party I had fun creating a DIY Dragon Pinata. But his favorite part was this easy to make dragon cake.
Looking to make your own dragon cake to devour?
DIY Dragon Cake Directions
To make the dragon cake I used 2 cake mixes. I used one mix to make a round bunt cake. The other mix I divided, making one pan of cupcakes (12) and one mini loaf cake.
Once the cakes were completely cooled, I cut the bunt cake in half, and then cut one of the halves in half again. I arranged them on a large cookie sheet as seen in the picture.
I then cut 4 cupcakes into crescents to form legs/feet for the dragon cake. These were placed along the dragon’s body.
Now our dragon needed a neck and head. For this I used the mini loaf cake, cutting it as shown in the picture below.
The cake really starts to look like a dragon once you start getting the icing on it.
I bought 2 cans of icing, allowing me to put on a thick coat to cover up any uneven areas, etc. I wound up using 1 1/2 cans of the icing, freezing the rest to use at a later date.
Using a dab of icing between pieces helped to hold the whole thing together while spreading icing over the surface. Once the cake was completely covered I used my knife to make swirls to give it a look of scales.
Orange jelly beans became toe nails for each foot, while 2 black jelly beans formed nostrils. I cut a marshmallow in half, using a knife to cut a small hole in the center of each half and sticking another black jelly bean in each to form eyes.
Finally the dragon needed wings. I decided to use 2 large waffle cookies for our wings.
And, of course, the dragon HAD to breathe fire!
If you choose to make yours a fire-breathing dragon cake, too, be sure to put a glass cutting board or other heat-resistant board underneath to catch the dripping wax!
My son loved his dragon themed birthday party, especially this easy to make dragon cake.
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I love the addition of the fire! Great cake! I love cake-decorating, but just haven’t had much time to do it lately. Plus I need a kitchen counter high enough to keep little fingers from swiping at the icing. 🙂
Those little fingers…. 🙂 As you saw, a couple little fingers got some of the cake ahead of time here! Got to love ’em!
Cute cake but I think the candles are what really make it great! What a fun idea to put them there!
Thanks! I just had to put the candles that way! 🙂
Ginny Marie says
I love the fire-breathing! Using a bundt cake is also a great idea. Your son had an awesome birthday cake!
I hope it’s one he remembers! 🙂
Kristina & Millie says
love this cake!! totally awesome 🙂
Thanks! I have to say it was a big hit with the birthday boy!
Fabulous job! love the candles in the mouth! thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!
LOL — Thanks! I just couldn’t resist putting them there.
Love that dragon! I’m thinking it would be a great addition to our Chinese New Year festivities! Hmm. I always knew I could use a Bundt pan! 🙂 Thanks for sharing.
LOL — Have to say this may be the second time I’ve used the bundt pan in all these years…. Finally it has a use!
Thank you for sharing it!