Friday, May 16, 2008

Marina's Cake

For any who are interested, here is Marina's birthday cake. It took me 3 hours to make, but I was pleased with the results. It all started with seeing a dragon cake posted on another blog for St. George's Day. I found that if you google "dragon cake" you get various cakes all with a similar template. I have never been known to follow instructions when it comes to creative endeavors, so here was my version of the dragon cake:

My Dragon Cake

I did add wings, but I wasn't thrilled with how they turned out. The cake was a velvet cake recipe, the frosting was an improvised confectioner's frosting from my Fannie Farmer cookbook, I used Milano cookies for the ears, eyelids and scales and chocolate chips for the eyes, nostrils and claws. Below, you can kind of see the wings, which were fruit roll-ups on wooden skewers.

lit Dragon Cake

My only mistake was making a filling out of melted chocolate chips, butter, confectioner's sugar and cream. It was very fudgy, but like fudge it became candy bar hard when I refrigerated the cake. You live and learn. It still tasted good.

7 comments:

ComfyDenim said...

That is cool!!!

momof3feistykids said...

That cake is amazing! Another of your artistic talents. :-)

JK said...

Wow! Now that is a cake! I'll have to put in an order before my next b-day...

Inner Elder said...

And it tasted as good as it looks!
Love, Mom/Grandma

Aliadelaide said...

Lachlan has been begging for a dragon cake for his 7th birthday at the end of this month and then I turn onto your blog and here is a model for me to copy, its brilliant Cristina...its not copywrited is it!!

B&B said...

I can't wait to get home and show my dragon lover! You did an awesome job!

Happy belated B-Day to everyone!!

Mama Teaching 2 said...

AWWW! We had a dragon cake for my youngest once! http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j208/CrowningMoments/school/dragoncake.jpg

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