Thursday, November 08, 2007

My Attempt at a Dragon Cake!

Okay, so I took on a little project tonight after the boys went to sleep. See, Brendan is turning 7 on Friday, and both boys' birthday party is on Saturday (Adam just turned 3 & since their b-days are only 2 weeks apart, they share a party for now. I'm sure that will change as they get older). Anyway, they wanted their party to be dragon themed. In the midst of trying to search online for various dragon party favors and such, I accidentally ran across these instructions for making a 3-D dragon cake. Now, what on earth made me think I could even attempt this is beyond me, but the more I looked at the pictures and admired them, the more I thought about trying it. I didn't dare rely on it as the birthday party cake for everyone, just in case it turned out really bad. But in a moment of insanity I talked myself into trying a mini cake, for Brendan to have here at home on his actual b-day Friday.

The instructions call for 8" round cakes and ding dongs. I decided to do a mini version, and use ding dongs (instead of round cakes) & oreos (instead of ding dongs).

Now, keep in mind that I do NOT do cakes. I don't usually make my kids' b-day cakes, and I have rarely ever even baked or frosted a normal flat cake. (I'm more of a cupcake-making-Mom than a cake-making-Mom) So again, I have no idea what made me try this, but I did. (I figured at the worst it would look ridiculous and/or fall apart, and we could just eat the messed up ding dongs and oreos with frosting on them and no one would have to know. lol)

Although this is FAR from perfect, and definitely the work of an amateur, overall I think it turned out pretty cute :) Especially for a 7 year old and 3 year old who would like it no matter what considering it consists of ding dongs, oreos, lots of frosting, chocolate chips and fruit roll up...talk about being in sugar heaven! lol


So, here it is...


Now I'm off to bed.

Goodnight!

7 comments:

Scrapperbo said...

That's really cute! Good job!!

Carolyn F said...

I think it's ADORABLE!!

Uisce said...

omg that's fabulous!!

Me, myself & I said...

Love it!!! :)

3XMom said...

that is awesome! I LOVE it. COngrats.

MommyMommy said...

That is adorable!!!

Lisa T said...

Courtney - Very cute!! Ali says "DANG! That must've taken a long time!" :-)