This was my son’s birthday cake request for his 4th birthday today. Actually, he requested a pink and purple dragon but his dad quickly talked him out of it. For the cake, I used the Classic Yellow Cake recipe from the King Arthur Flour Baker’s Companion and it was delicious, but next time I will definitely take the cake out of the oven a few minutes earlier than I did – I thought it was a tad crumbly from being overbaked. The marshmallow frosting (a.k.a. 7-minute Frosting) was perfect for kids and very yummy, and it is also from the same cookbook. The cake idea comes from and needless to say my son could have cared less what the cake and frosting were made out of – it was all about the dragon!

0 Responses to Dragon Birthday Cake

  1. Steph says:

    Wow, I am so impressed! I think that if I ever attempted that, it would end up looking like a big pile of blue mush. You did an awesome job!

  2. Jodee says:

    Now that is adorable, I think I might just make one for my own birthday! Very well done!

  3. grace says:

    that’s so impressive! i only wish i had the patience to tackle a project like this. u think a pink and purple dragon would’ve been absolutely adorable, and perfectly acceptable for a 4-year-old boy. 🙂

  4. Katie says:

    Too cute! I LOVE THIS! I’m sure your kids were WAY excited about this!!

  5. PheMom says:

    LOL – I just looked at the picture before and didn’t notice the quick color change. My husband has Aidan so wired for what are boy colors vs girl colors that he will list them for you. So funny!

  6. Kevin says:

    That is a great looking dragon cake!!

  7. RecipeGirl says:

    I can’t believe you made this… I just tore it out of a magazine at the dentist’s office the other day! I was thinking it would be cute for my son’s bday as well. Great job- it’s darling!

  8. PheMom says:

    OK, how seriously cute is that dragon! Aidan thought it was very cool! Way to go Mom!

  9. Melanie says:

    grace – I agree that a pink or purple cake is absolutely ok for a 4-year old boy (besides isn’t pink totally in for guys these days??) but his dad had an issue so I let him convince him that blue was cool, too. 🙂Thanks Holly – you are sweet. It was super easy or else I wouldn’t have tackled it!

  10. Deborah says:

    What a fun cake!! I’m so impressed!

  11. Melanie says:

    recipegirl – great minds think alike! Let me know if you make the cake.Jodee – if I lived near you, I’d make one for you so you didn’t have to make your own birthday cake!Once again, thanks everyone for the compliments. I promise it is easier than it looks or else I wouldn’t have attempted it!

  12. Jessy and her dog Winnie says:

    Such a creative cake!

  13. Neen says:

    You are the coolest Mom EVER. End of story. I hope the boys were as delighted by your creation as your blogosphere friends are!

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