When my son was turning 10, I knew I wanted to do something special for his birthday cake.  You only turn double-digits once and I wanted his cake to be memorable.  But, when he told me that he wanted me to make him a dragon birthday cake, I thought he was joking! (He did have a smirk on his face!).  I had no idea how to make a dragon cake!  Luckily I found an Easy Dragon Birthday Cake tutorial online and it didn’t look as hard as I had originally thought and I modified it a bit with ingredients we had at our house.

Easy Dragon Birthday Cake

Easy Dragon Birthday Cake

My son didn’t care what his dragon cake looked like as long as it was purple and blue.  That I could handle, the rest I wasn’t so sure.  But, it was SO easy to make.

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Dragon Cake Tutorial

You only need a few supplies to make this easy Dragon cake. 

 Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Nonstick Bakeware 9-1/2-Inch Fluted Cake Pan Wilton Dessert Decorator Pro Wilton Black Candy Melts Orange Slice Wedges Candy Hostess Ho Hos


Make a bundt cake using your favorite cake mix or recipe.  Let cool completely and then cut two smaller sections out of it (See image below).  Cut one of your donuts into fourths.

How to Make a Dragon Cake

Arrange all of the items as seen below with two of the donuts being used for the head and the Ho Hos being used for the snout.  The pieces of the cut donut are the feet.

How to Make a Dragon Cake

Then comes the fun part: Decorating your dragon!

  1. Cover the entire body with the colored frosting of your choice.
  2. Place the Mike and Ikes by the feet as the fingernails.  You could use different candy as well.
  3. Cut a large marshmallow in half and add an M&M to each for the eyes.
  4. Place 2 M&Ms for the nostrils.
  5. Place 2 candy orange slices as the eyebrows or as horns (depends on how you look at it.)
  6. Cut fruit roll ups and assemble to look as though flame is coming out of your dragon’s mouth.
  7. Cover pieces of graham cracker with a different frosting color and place along the back for the spikes.
  8. Make the wings using candy melts.  Melt the candy melts according to the package directions.  Place in a decorator bag or dessert decorator.  I used this decorator (It’s my favorite thing ever!)  Draw the shape of the wings you want on wax paper and let cool and harden.  I placed mine in the fridge to speed up the process.  Add the wings to your dragon and you are DONE!

Dragon Birthday Cake

Here’s a view from above to hopefully give more details.  My son was THRILLED with his cake and said it was the best part of his birthday.  I was happy to make him smile and loved how our dragon birthday cake turned out. So moms and dads, if you child ever gives you a challenge to make a cake you don’t think is possible, just remember this dragon cake and accept their challenge.  You just might surprise yourself!

Dragon Birthday Cake

What is the craziest cake your kids have ever requested? 

And if you are wanting to save this cake for later, make sure to pin the image below:

Easy Dragon Cake Tutorial

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