Komodo Dragon Cake

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100_2363100_2360100_2361First- let me say that I am not one of those people that can just “whip something up”, nor am I a fantabulous baker. This took me a LONG time to do, haha. Not perfect, but hey! (it tasted good, so shhhhh on the non-perfection, lol)

Second- I don’t like fondant. It’s gross. I made icing and covered it with green sugar and dyed green coconut, and it turned out pretty well I think, for a non-master-baker like myself.

What I Used

Two nine-inch round cakes. Cakes made from scratch will be denser and stronger than a cake mix- just be forewarned that the time you save using a mix will be spent cursing during the frosting crumb coat.

Two batches of frosting. We did a butter cream with 50/50 butter/vegetable shortening. Die one batch green. Keep 1/2 of the second batch white and die 1/2 blue.
Icing, green sugar crystals, and coconut shavings I dyed green.
Decorations: Skittles candies for the eyes, chocolate chips for toenails, and toasted coconut also dyed green for the prehistoric grass.
I used a clean pizza box to bring it with me to the party.
And, last but not least, my husband (and alternately, my girlfriend) to help me hold it all together while I stuck it in parts, LOL.


  1. Agreed…fondant is just nasty!

  2. Wow, that is super cute!

  3. I have never tried fondant but heard it doesn’t taste the great..Your dragon looked great.

  4. I am not a fan of fondant either! It seems sickeningly sweet. This looks cute!

  5. sandra davis says

    i think you did a great job…..thanks for sharing with us. my cakes usually dont look real good but the taste is what counts.

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