In advance, roll out cookie dough and use patterns to cut 4 front legs, 3 large spikes, 2 each: back legs, heads, tails, wings and 1 arm.
Tint remaining dough violet, roll out and cut 11 small spikes and 4 each: large and medium spikes.
Sprinkle spikes with lavender sugar. Bake and cool all cookies.
Attach a 4 in. lollipop stick to front wing cookie with melted Candy Melts®. Let dry.
Bake and cool cake; position on cake board. For a 3-D effect on cake, sandwich duplicate front leg, back leg, head and tail cookie pieces with icing; position on cake.
Ice eyes, nose and mouth smooth with spatula. Pipe lines on chest and belly with tip 45.
Randomly pipe tip 16 dark green star spots on dragon; cover remainder of dragon with tip 16 light green stars.
Use tip 16 to overpipe stars on muzzle, back legs and eyebrows. Cover both wings with tip 16 stars.
Position back wing and insert front wing in cake. Prop up front wing with 3 plain large spike cookies, securing with icing.
Prop up front wing with 3 plain large spike cookies, securing with icing. Position arm and cover with tip 16 stars. Position spikes on cake.
**Note: Combine Lemon Yellow and Golden Yellow for yellow shown. Combine Leaf Green and Lemon Yellow for dark green shown. Use Kelly Green alone for light green shown. Combine Violet and Rose for violet shown.
This 3-D cake really makes an impression at parties. We started with Classic Wonder Mold and Mini Ball cakes and added a curved tail shaped from marshmallows. The edible spikes are piped ahead of time using melted candy.
Lava-ble Dinosaurs are roaming around looking for the party! They?re easy to make ahead of time using our patterns and Color Flow icing. The palm trees are made ahead too, using royal icing leaves and pretzel rod tree trunks.
Stop guests in their tracks with an edible diorama! Place a personalized cloud cookie so it appears to erupt from a Wonder Mold Pan volcano cake. Round out the scene with iced-cookie gawkers shaped with our Dog, Boy and Dinosaur Perimeter Cookie Cutters.
Rated 5 out of
pretty and look real
Date published: 2011-05-16
Rated 4 out of
Beware: This cake is time consuming more than it is difficult. This cake is very large; you will need an entire package of 13" x 19" cake boards.
First, cut one cake board in half lengthwise. Place a full board between the two narrow pieces. Your dimensions will be 26" W x 19" H. Place two cake boards side by side, and tape on top of the first layer. Repeat with 2 more boards, and place underneath the first layer. Your seams should be alternating. Cover with foil.
My son wanted M&M cookie dough for the body parts. I made one recipe, and baked all the dough in a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. By the time it came out of the oven, I had the patterns cut apart. I then realized I needed more dough. I cut out the head and tail after the cookie cooled.
I didn't like the Roll-Out Cookie Dough recipe given. It stuck to my counter. I ended up lining a cookie sheet with parchment paper, and rolling out the dough directly on the cookie sheet. I would recommend a refrigerated sugar cookie dough recipe. I used one batch of the Roll-Out dough to make the remaining parts that I needed.
I spent 8-10 hours baking cookies and the football cake. I spent 6 hours making and coloring icing, assembling, and decorating the cake. I used 2 recipes of buttercream icing.
My son loved his birthday cake! It was well worth the time and effort.
Date published: 2011-05-24
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