Sunday, March 11, 2018

Baking Art 1: Dragon Cake Fail

Dragon Cake
Material: Cake XD
Time: A day
Date: March 2018

I MADE A DRAGON CAKE (kinda)!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Full story below the timelapse video:

Sooooo where to even begin...

I have a list of life goals - not a physical list - just a list of things that I really want to do. Most of them are pretty crazy but none of them are particularly impossible. All most of them take is for me to turnaround and say "why haven't I done that yet?" and if there's no good reason then to grit down and DO IT! SO I MADE A DRAGON CAKE.

I remember I think it was back in high school that I came across this beautiful white dragon wedding cake from the butter end bakery and was absolutely in love. That was when I said: someday I'm going to make a dragon cake as beautiful as that and thus the life goal was born.

I've had a cake decorating kit for a long time but the problem is....... I've just never been that excited about decorating cakes/cookies/etc. My goal was always to make something delicious and to spend most of my time baking so after making a cake for example even if I'd planned on decorating I'd typically just.... not because I never really saw very much worth in spending a bunch of time decorating something when frosting was my least favorite part of cake anyways..... But at the same time I love seeing beautifully decorated cakes/cookies and now that I have a bit more time and a bit more space I think I'm going to dive into decorating a bit more especially since my dragon cake was a bit of a fail so I definitely need to improve!

Anyways... even though I had no special event to make a cake for I finally just went for it! and I'm glad I did because now I know both that 1) I can do it and 2) I still have a little ways to go until I can make a cake I'd be proud enough of to serve to a party.

Anyways I talk a lot about the many failures of my dragon cake in the video but the main things were that it started falling apart and also I wasn't happy with how the scales/face/actual dragon details looked. But overall I'm super happy that I did this and proud of what I've created with extremely little planning and extremely little prior cake decorating experience!

And now - of course - pictures!

My original design:

More pics of the cake:

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