by Mahala Archer
Puff the Magic Dragon
I made this Dragon Cake for my son's dragon themed 4th birthday. I wanted a nice looking dragon not a scary one and so I went with a Puff the Magic Dragon theme.
I designed the look of the dragon to resemble the dragon art in the book, "Puff the Magic Dragon" written by P. Yarrow and L. Lipton with the art by E. Puybaret. Wonderful book for kids. I wanted to depict my son as Jackie Paper and sculpted him from fondant. My son wanted a gray and black dragon instead of green. My son also requested that the dragon and he be eating birthday cake. So I made the small chocolate cake covered in yellow fondant. I cut a bite out to look like the dragon took a bite and put a piece in the boys hand.
The cake is the body, which is three layers of chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream stacked and carved to shape. I molded the neck and tail from rice crispy treats and then covered with fondant. The head, tail, spikes and stripes are all fondant, the wings are gumpaste.
I placed them on a beach of crushed graham crackers next to a fondant ocean because Puff "lived by the sea."
The kids just loved it!
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