Thandi orders from me on a regular basis, and for her Matteo’s birthday she ordered a dragon cake!
I turned this one around so his head and tail were on opposite sides of the board to the ones I did before, but like the others it had a layered chocolate cake sandwiched with ganache for the body, a head made of rice krispy treats, and a neck and tail made of a cake and ganache “cake pop” mixture- which I can mould instead of sculpt.
Here it is covered in ganache in preparation for its sugarpaste covering.
I made another dragon cake! This one is green and was ordered by Collette for Nicholas’ 4th birthday!
The dragon’s body is a chocolate mud cake layered with chocolate ganache, the neck and tail are a type of cake pop mixture of mud cake and ganache, and his head is made of rice krispy treats. I used some of the left over cake pop mixture to shape the body part of the cake a little rounder.
Once the cake had settled, I covered it in chocolate ganache and then hot knifed it to smooth it over in preparation for the sugarpaste covering and decorating.
And here he is finished (its a mobi picture, I’ll post more later).
And here are some photos from my camera!
NB! Custom made cupcake or cake toppers need to be ordered a minimum of 10 working days before delivery, although more time may be needed for large quantities. (view an album on Facebook)
This is what the cake looked like on Friday morning!
Do note that it is resting on a sixteen inch cake board – this is a big cake!
The body is layers of chocolate mud cake sandwiched with dark chocolate ganache, the tail and part of the neck are sculpted from a kind of cake-pop mixture of chocolate mud cake and ganache. The head and part of the neck is made of rice krispy treats. The whole thing was then covered in chocolate ganache before it was smoothed in preparation for the icing.
Next time I will use more chocolate ganache, and that section between his head and his body was really tricky to do with the sugarpaste because its such a narrow space… I’ll have to rethink something like that next time.