So who in their right mind decides for their first fondant covered cake to make a DRAGON! Not a little round cake, or a square...A DRAGON!
My first attempt to shape krispie treats into the shape of a dragon then cover it in fondant was an EPIC fail. That whole "it looks so easy on TV" think got me.
My second concept went well...until I changed my mind. I was going to do a smaller fondant figure of the dragon on a volcano cake. I know how to do the figures and that seemed a pretty safe bet. Then yesterday...yes...the day before I am to deliver the cake, I find this:
That could be cool, and one of the reasons I asked to do the cake was to be able to try something new. So I went for it. I already had baked two round cakes so I had everything I needed.
Stage one: The basic shape
The birthday girl's Dad suggested the dragon sitting on a pile of gold. Metallic food kinda freaks me out...so I looked for candy with gold wrapper...Rolo's filled to bill perfectly, then added some party favor rings.
All in all, didn't turn out too bad and I learned a ton. Hopefully the birthday girl enjoys it.