Monday, February 6, 2012

Year of the Dragon-2012

Happy Chinese New Year! I received an order from a frequent client of mine for a dragon cake. She wanted it small but with these elements: dragon with five claws; red, orange, yellow and gold; clouds; and a fire ball. Here is what I came up with:

I wanted a traditional dragon, like in a New Years parade. This dragon was sitting up in the clouds guarding his fireball.

A close-up of the dragon shows all the details that went into finishing this piece. The layers of colored scales on the dragon back were topped with gold spikes. The head had four feathery layers fanning out form the face. Each little detail was cut and placed with precision, from the teeth and the tongue, to the eyes and the gold ridges on the nose.

I always love working on cakes for styles and subjects, always and new challenges! This was no exception. Happy Chinese New Year!!
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1 comment:

  1. Carrie - Our guests could not believe it was a real cake. Cutting it was the hardest - but I couldn't wait to eat it. It was delicious. Thank you for making it for us. Gaik