For his 5th Birthday my little Man was very specific about his cake “I want a fire breathing dragon cake!!” Imagine my panic when I realized Paula was going to be out of town!!!!!!
I hit up the internet and THANK HEAVENS someone smarter than me had someone who wanted a Fire Breathing Dragon cake too because I could never have come up with this on my own.
Before I give you the link to the tutorial I wanted to let you know I DID make a few changes. Very little ones but I think they made a bit of a difference.
1. Instead of cutting the marshmallow directly in half I cut it in half at a diagonal, it made the eyes sit up so they could be seen from the front of the cake instead of being flat looking straight up. I also couldn’t get my chocolate chips to push into the marshmallows and stay so I cut the tips off and used a little white frosting to attach it to the marshmallow.
2. The tutorial calls for 2 hershey’s kisses for the snout. IF you have those on hand awesome but if like me you don’t those 2 hershey’s kisses can cost you like $4.00 for a bag of them when you only need 2!! Instead of buying a whole bag of kisses I bought a roll of Rolos for $.69 and used 2 of them! They worked just as well as you can see.
3. I did not buy the sunkist fruit gems. I just bought the orange slice gummies that you can get a bag for like $1.00.
4. No one I knew had a 9″ round cake pan so I used a 10″ round cake pan which is why mine takes up so much more room on the cardboard. It worked very well in the bigger size and I would guess the 8″ round cake would work too just smaller.
5. I bought 3 tubs of white frosting and colored it green. I had PLENTY left over but I used chocolate between the 2 body pieces and did a crumb coat on the whole cake with the plain white, I think it helped the green go on easier.
6. Cutting the chocolate graham crackers wasn’t hard but have PLENTY on hand to cut because a lot of my triangles crumbled on one corner or the back, I had to pick the best of the best.
7. I couldn’t find any solid colored fruit roll ups. They do have orange fire ones right now so I used those for the fire and had to make do with a blue/green one for the wings. The wings were a little flimsy for me but I still think the look was accomplished. I just free handed the pieces for the fire and then made them so they weren’t flat by bending them and stuff.
8. In case you’re wondering. The 5 year old wanted to have guys fighting his dragon. The 2 toys are Imaginext guys – a Knight and a Viking – the two he decided would likely fight a dragon.
9. The marker lid works awesome but only use kind of the side of it, don’t just put it up and down or it’ll just do circles, I liked that in some places it went all the way to the cake, made it look more like scales.
10. It went together SO much easier than I anticipated and was a hit. I totally recommend it!
Here is last year’s Dinosaur birthday cake. I’ve made 2 cakes now 😀
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