How to make a "How to Train Your Dragon" cake

Written by kent page mcgroarty | 13/05/2017
How to make a "How to Train Your Dragon" cake
Use characters from the popular "How to Train Your Dragon" film and TV franchise as inspiration for the cake. (Image by Bago Games; Flickr.)

Make a cake inspired by the DreamWorks film and TV series "How to Train Your Dragon" for your child's next birthday party, cake competition or other event. The film follows the adventures of a young Viking who, despite aspirations to hunt dragons, becomes friendly with one. Toothless, the black dragon he befriends, is a cuddly creature that you can recreate as a fondant cake decoration. Create cakes in the shape of Toothless or other dragons from the film, or use dragon fondant decorations to decorate tray cakes.

Bake a 25 cm (10 inch) round, two-layer cake. Use any type of cake desired -- yellow, chocolate, marble, strawberry or vanilla. Allow each part of the cake to cool. Stack the layers on top of one another using buttercream icing as the "glue" between them.

Ice the cake in sky-blue marshmallow fondant (buy or make your own). Sculpt some white fondant into the shape of Toothless, the black dragon friend of the film's main character. Toothless's body is a basic dragon shape with a rounded head and thick tail that forms a point on its end. Use toothpicks to hold the head and the body together and stills from the film as guidance if necessary.

Colour the Toothless fondant shape with black food colouring gel. Use yellow colouring gel for the eyes. Place the shape on top of the cake. Use a little buttercream icing to hold the dragon in place.

Make grass out of green-coloured fondant to use as the border around the bottom of the cake. Use white fondant to shape clouds and attach them around the cake using buttercream icing.

Add sparkling candles around the dragon's mouth when presenting the cake.


Store the fondant dragon in a plastic container if you make it before the rest of the cake.

Tips and warnings

  • Store the fondant dragon in a plastic container if you make it before the rest of the cake.

Things you need

  • 25 cm (10 inch) round cake tins
  • Cake mix
  • Buttercream icing
  • Fondant
  • Marshmallow fondant
  • Black colouring gel
  • Green colouring gel
  • Yellow colouring gel
  • Blue colouring gel
  • Toothpicks
  • Images from the film
  • Plastic container
  • Cake plate
  • Sparkling candles

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