January 17, 2012

Let them eat dragon cake!

In less than a week, CNY begins! In case anyone is throwing a party, here's a simple idea for creating a dragon cake. I'm the first to admit I'm not a cake decorator and if you want to see an amazing dragon cake, be sure to visit this blog. This cake was so easy that I think I spent 20 minutes on it after it baked and cooled. I could have spend more time on the icing but the point was to let Josie help decorate.


White cake mix
Bundt cake pan
Candy for embellishment (we used skittles on his back and pez candies for the toe nails)
White icing and green food coloring
Dragon head template (found here)

Step 1. Print dragon head template and color with markers, colored pencils or crayon. We also added googly eyes.

Step 2. Put together white cake mix and pour into a bundt cake pan and bake according to directions. Be sure to spray the cake pan. It needs to come out of the pan so that you cut it up into sections to form the dragon.

Step 3. Let cake cool and remove from pan.

Step 4. Cut cake into pieces to form the body. You'll cut the cake in half to form the body and then cut smaller pieces to form the feet, tail and neck.

Step 5. Cover cake with green icing. Attach the paper dragon head to the neck with icing and/or tooth picks. Decorate your dragon with green cookie sprinkles (optional) and candies.

Happy Year of the Dragon!



KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

What a great use of a bundt pan!! I love how your dragon cake turned out - perfect idea for a party and it is so nice that your daughters can help out with the decorations, makes it fun for everyone.

Unknown said...

Love It thanks for sharing a neat idea!

vivian said...

mmmm! now I want some cake. Ive been so bad eating bad stuff while I was sick.. today its back to behaving.. so no cake for me!
it did turn out so cute though. and I just know Josie had fun decorating it!
have a great day Kim.

Courtney said...

What a wonderful idea. You did a great job. Looks like the family is enjoying your hard work!

Cheryl G. said...

The dragon face is super cute and Josie looks like she had fun coloring it.
Josie looks so happy! What a great smile!
Fun that your whole family enjoyed it!

Truly Blessed said...

What a fun idea! Looks like my girls will get a chance to decorate a dragon cake in the very near future!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Hi, For some reason I had to change to Google Chrome to make a comment...more Blogger problems.

Love your dragon cake, so cute ~ Josie always seems to be having so much fun. Adorable.

Heather said...

This is such a cute cake! Looks like you guys had fun making it!

Jboo said...

So cute! I could really go for a piece of cake about now and am sure it would help my foot, right!!

Love it!


My Vintage Mending said...

Of course it is a bundt cake...I saw that immediately...not! It looks perfect with its mask. What fun...smiles...Renee

Pam Kessler said...

He is very cute. I would have never guessed he started in a bundt pan.

Donna said...

What a fun project, Kim! Looks like Josie had a blast decorating it!

Joanna B said...

Oh my gosh, Kim! That cake is the most adorable thing I have ever seen!!
I am going to try that this weekend!

Cindy said...

What a great cake! I love it! You have inspired me to do something unusual with our mini cupcake plan for Tori's preschool class.

Oh how I wish we would get that kind of snow. Of course, here in ET, things would shut down for more than a week! I know we are such babies when it comes to snow.

I was thrilled to see our "Family Fun" in the mail today. They have the cutest Valentine ideas. There is one that has Josie's name written all over it. You use a Tootsie Roll pop to make a superhero. I looked on their site, and they don't have it up yet. But I can take a pic and send it to you if you want.

You are just too sweet, Kim. Thanks for thinking of us. JJ goes back to surgery tomorrow. I'll keep you posted.

Much love,

Nellie said...

What fun Josie must have had helping with this one! Thanks so much for sharing!

Jodee said...

Oh my word! That turned out sooo cute! Cute pictures of your little helper!

Life in Rehab said...

This is just too cute! We're hoping to do a Chinese dinner on Sunday in observance; I'll have to show this to my baking squad!