My good friend Marcus was visiting Vancouver and staying with me for a few days. We’re both sort of ridiculous and encourage that in one another, so obviously we decided to bake a dragon cake with a 3D printed egg and baby dragon. And we did a lot of chin ups. Either way, we decided to just commit to this ambitious idea, and were both super happy with how it turned out!
As this was mostly an art project, we were not terribly concerned with the recipe details. We made double this eggless vanilla cake recipe in a jelly roll pan so that we had a thin layer that we could stack and work with. I also had some leftover swiss meringue icing, so we just used that.
After carving out the dragon, we did a base icing coat. We then used a circle tip and a small spatula with black food colouring on it to get the multicoloured scaled look. We made the eyes, horns, and claws out of fondant. The egg and baby dragon were scaled appropriately and 3D printed. And obviously, you can’t have a dragon without treasure.