How to Train Your Dragon Birthday Cake

cake birthday how to train your dragon fondant how to cook that ann reardon 2As we walked to the party venue carrying this cake my eldest remarked “Mum everyone is staring at us”.  I reassured him that they were looking at the cake not us.

Step 1: Make you fondant details up to 4 weeks ahead of time (fondant basics tutorial) and allow them to dry hard.  For this cake I made the spikes down his back, nostrils, horn, eyeballs, antenas claws and wings.  To make the wings I made the ‘bones’ out of fondant and then draped a thin piece of rolled fondant over the top.  I left it on a sheet of baking paper to harden.  They were still very fragile so I would make them a bit thicker if doing it again.  Tip – make extra of pieces like the spikes so you can choose which ones to use when you put it together.

Step 2: Make a delicious cake using this recipe. Bake one portion in a rounded bowl for the top of the head.  Cut the rest to shape once cooled.  Feed the scraps to hungry onlookers – the kids.

Step 3: Make Buttercream icing and cover the whole cake.  Place in the fridge until firm, then remove and smooth out any areas that need it.

Step 4: Make light green fondant, roll it out on a sheet of baking paper and then place it over the whole cake.  Gently push to form the shape of the cake.  Trim a little bigger than you think you need, you can always trim more but it is hard to join more on if you’ve made it too small.  Tuckthe edges just under the cake.

Step 5: Make orangey brown fondant roll it out and cut into the pattern for his back and place down the length of the dragon.  Make cream fondant and put it on the chin, spike with a fork or skewer.

Step 6: Add all the detailed fondant pieces that you made earlier.  And if desired add candles to the mouth to make breath fire.

cake birthday how to train your dragon fondant how to cook that ann reardon 3how to train your dragon cake ann reardonStep 7: Walk through the shops with everyone staring at the cake, sing happy birthday and enjoy dividing up dragon parts to the kids.

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22 Responses to How to Train Your Dragon Birthday Cake

  1. Roberta says:

    This is my cake, It’s not as perfect as yours, but I try :) My son was really happy :). Thanks for sharing the idea and your great work :)

  2. Roberta says:

    This is my cake, It’s not as perfect as yours, but I try :) My son was really happy :). Thanks for sharing the idea and your great work :)

  3. Marie says:

    Wauw! This is so amazing! I love your cakes and desserts. You’re such an artist with food!

  4. Veli says:

    Here is what I got… not so perfect as yours, but it was a lot of joy for my birthday boy.

  5. Erica says:

    How did you make the eyes? :( #Eyetroubles

    • Ann Ann says:

      hi erica, roll out a ball of white fondant cut the black piece and put in place then the white highlight and put in place. Leave to dry for a couple of days so it hardens and then add the eyelid colour around the eye.

  6. Stacy Crane says:

    Absolutely love it! Great job!
    Couple questions. What size round pan did u use for the head? And what size pan did you use for the body & is it more than one layer? I wish I could see a picture of the body, under the wings.

    • Ann Ann says:

      Hi Stacy, this one was a while ago now and I really can’t remember the cake details except that I used a two bowls to make the head, I have learnt from questions just like this to add a heap more details so newer tutorials have so much more information. Sorry

  7. Kulsum says:

    I love that cake I am going to try it. I love your videos too I like how u speak who’s with me. Make a video of this please

  8. Kulsum says:

    I’m very happy

  9. Kulsum says:

    I live this cake can u do a vid of it I love how u speek and your channels who agrees with me

  10. Veli says:

    Ohhh and I forgot to ask you – how much fondant I will need for everything. Thanks.

  11. Veli says:

    Hi! :)
    Wonderful job on this cake!!!! I love it…so will my son. His birthday is coming next month and I will try to make it. Can you please tell me what the body is made of? Can I make extra cake and shape the body out of it in order to have more cake/it is going to be big party/. Also I make the marshmallow fondant, but this time I think I am going to order ready fondant. Is there a special brand you like and can you give me a website where you order it from. Thank you so much!

  12. Amanda says:

    My son is in love with this cake! I’m going to attempt it for his 5th birthday. How did you make the eyes? I’m thinking of using ping pong balls but would love to use something edible if you have a tip. Thanks!

    • ann ann says:

      Hi Amanda, they eyes are made of fondant rolled into a ball and left to harden but you could use cake pops.

  13. Thomas Ortiz says:

    Love this cake nice!!

  14. OMG !
    I just looooove this cake. I have to try to make it for the birthday-kid i’m visiting tomorrow. Hope the spikes will dry over night. Thank you for at fantastic website, I hope you eventually will find some inspiration on my site, just as I did on yours.
    Best cake-regards ;-)

  15. This cake is absolutely amazing!!!

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