I always ask my kids what they would like me to make for their birthday cake. Bud said he wanted a green cake. Easy enough. He chose to have a dragon-themed party, so I couldn't resist making a dragon birthday cake for him.
Thank goodness for Pinterest, because I wouldn't have known where to even begin to make a dragon shaped cake. I found this dragon cake tutorial to make my little green dragon. The only thing I did differently from the tutorial is that I used 2 mini doughnuts for the snout of the dragon.
One thing I learned while making this cake: spice cake is really hard to work with. Bud picked out the spice cake himself, so I had to use it. Even after being in the refrigerator it was super moist and crumbly. I would suggest putting it in the freezer before trying to cut and frost a spice cake.
I used my vanilla butter frosting recipe (you can find it at the bottom of THIS post). I seriously use this recipe for EVERY cake.
Once the frosting was on it was time to decorate! I used a large marshmallow cut in half and brown M&M's for the eyes. I then used banana runts for the eyebrows and claws. Making the wings, horns, and scales was the trickiest part. I followed these directions for candy melt wings and they worked out perfectly. Make sure to make a few extra wings because one will inevitably break. To make the scales I dipped Vanilla Wafers in the extra candy melt and let them harden on wax paper.
The final touch on this cake was the fire coming from his mouth. Using Starbursts, I followed the directions HERE and it worked perfectly.
Bud absolutely LOVED his green dragon cake.
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