Dragon Cake Video
In this free cake decorating video, we'll show you how to create a CUTE and simple Dragon Cake! This cake is perfect for kids birthdays.
This buttercream-frosted dragon cake is sure to bring smiles! It is one of the first tutorials that we made on our site years ago. We hope that you'll give this design a try, or make it your own! The colors and textures can be easily changed up for a different look.
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How to Make a Dragon Cake
I had so much fun creating this sweet buttercream-frosted dragon cake! Here are just a few notes that we cover in the tutorial.
Making the Dragon's Body from Cake
Just as a quick overview, I used a Wilton Wonder Mold pan for the main body of the cake, and the head and neck are formed from a six inch round cake layer.
The tip of the dragon's tail and head are from compressed & shaped pre-made rice cereal treats.
You can easily modify this dragon cake design to fit whatever size of cake you need! You could also use this basic design to create a dinosaur cake, with a few modifications of the head and tail.
My dragon is a cheerful one---but you could create an angry dragon by simply changing the facial features. You know I couldn't resist a cute dragon with a party hat!
The dragon wings are formed from a circle of gum paste draped over bent floral wire and ruffled with a toothpick. I think they look very realistic!
In a pinch, you could cut out wings from card stock and attach to lollipop sticks for anchors, or you could even let fondant wings rest against the dragon's back. (I'm sure that even dragons give their wings a rest now and then!) ;0)
More Dragon and Dinosaur Fun
In addition to today's dragon cake, we've also made a tutorial for cute and easy Dragon Cupcakes!
Also, dragon and dinosaur body shapes are so similar that most of these ideas would work for dinosaurs as well (minus the breathing fire part!) ;0) -
Check out these dinosaur design ideas too!:
Dinosaur Pull-Apart Cupcake Cake (super easy and perfect for young birthdays!)
More Birthday Cake Ideas
If you're looking for more Kids' birthday cake ideas, don't miss this great roundup of favorite cake recipes and kids cake themes: Birthday Cake Ideas. There is something for everyone on this list!
Our Cartoon cake is a fun and easy style as well that works for all sorts of birthday themes!
Birthday Cake Recipes
Here are just a few popular cake recipes that you could use for the dragon cake! Make sure to check out our Cake Recipes section for a full listing!
Classic Chocolate Cake
Enjoy the Video!
Thanks so much for stopping by! We hope that you have fun with this tutorial. You will notice that the video is one our first (2011!) but the information is still good. We hope that you find it helpful! ;0)
If you give this dragon cake a try, we would love for you to leave a comment and photo below!