Novelty 107 – Fantasy Dragon

In this workshop you will be learning to make the magnificent fantasy dragon cake! This is the first workshop in our Advanced Novelty program, and we will be teaching students how to sculpt a volcano cake and create the complex dragon figurine. In this workshop you will learn the techniques required to sculpt and smooth a 3D cake, with a focus on working with ganache and fondant. You will then learn how to cover the shape, cover seams and ice your board. In learning this complex novelty cake you will employ many different cake decorating techniques including creating a dragon figurine, making and using templates, painting, sculpting and covering Styrofoam, airbrushing and creating a novelty cake scene. On completing this workshop you will be able to create complex figurines for whatever cake you wish; this is a very important skill for every cake decorator as some of the most incredible and in demand cakes are complex novelty cakes. Planet Cake’s goal is to teach students skills that they can replicate at home with the same results.

Prerequisites: Novelty 107

Learning Outcomes:

• Creating a scene
• Creating a dragon figurine
• Shaving & sculpting Styrofoam
• Learn Styrofoam techniques and benefits
• Learning how to use cardboard , wire and dowels
• Making dragon wings & covering techniques
• Sculpting a volcano with cake
• Covering a volcano cake
• Airbrushing techniques – Shading and toning colours
• Applying textured royal icing
• Painting
• Glazing
• Creating templates

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