If you're like me and have a young boy in your family then he is probably more than a little excited about the new movie "How To Train Your Dragon". And it's also no surprise that with the introduction of the movie comes the introduction of themed party supplies.
But what do you do about the cake? A dragon cake might be a little more ambitious for those of us just starting out in the cake decorating world. So I thought I'd propose a couple of alternatives that will still delight your young man and keep you sane :)
Firstly, you could consider a viking helmet cake. Use a sports ball pan and simply cut it in half to make a round dome shaped cake. Frost it in gray or cover it in gray fondant. Perhaps sprinkle on some silver pearl dust to make it shine. Then make two horns out of fondant or gumpaste and let them dry and harden. Then you can stick them into the cake using some wooden dowel rods. Easy but very effective!
An even easier idea would be to make a cake like a sword. Simply bake two rectangular cakes and lay them end to end to make one long cake. Then use a template to cut out a sword shape. Frost it and perhaps add some colorful candies to look like jewels around the handle.
Happy dragon training!