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    Year of the Dragon Cupcake 

                   Year of the Dragon Cupcake

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    What do you want? A cupcake to symbolise a "new start"? 

    'Year of the Dragon Cupcake' dedicated to my step son Daniel who is wise beyond his years and the most inspirational person I've ever known.

    January 23rd is Chinese New Year and fondant dragon cupcake toppers look stunning whether made as a gift, as center piece for your tray of pineapple tarts or even a bowl of Chinese candies. Here is how I made mine.... 

    I start with a rough template of what size I want.

    Then I rolled a snake shape from fondant, I'd usually use white but today I've used different colours to illustrate the different elements. Press a toothpick in now so you have a hole for later placement.

    I added scales to the dragons body with the end of a piping tip. Then rolled and shaped spikes and detail from more fondant and adhered in place with water.

    Once that was done I started to build the head, using plastic wrap to support drying pieces.

    Then I added the legs and allowed the dragon to dry overnight.

    Next morning I used a small paint brush to add copper food paint to the body of the dragon and gold lustre dust brushed over the entire dragon to finish, including the back of the piece. I painted the toothpick with edible paint and inserted it into the dragon ready to add to my cake. 

    Happy Baking :)

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    Reader Comments (6)

    Absolutely stunning. I am beyond impressed by your creations. Hang in there. I know it sounds cliché but time does make things better. What an amazing talent you are!

    January 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLora

    That is absolutely amazing! I was looking around for Chinese New Year cupcakes for inspiration and this is it. I don't think I have the ability to do this though. Great work!

    January 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShe

    Hi the lone baker,

    Thank you sooooo......much for sharing this tutorial.
    GREATLY appreciated it!
    I was looking for dragon fondant tutorial. And here's what I found! You are so talented and your dragon is amazing, stunning! :) I'm not sure if I can make mine like this, but will try lah... :)

    January 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBee Siang

    Your dragon tutorial is brilliant, really clear and creative. I mentioned in my post I wish I had the talent of Buddy from Cake Boss to create a dragon for my cupcakes & said I would try one out by the next Chinese New Year. With your tutorial I don't even need to wait that long, will post pictures when I make my dragon cupcakes. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us. Lisa from Cupcakes2Delite

    January 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCupcakes2delite

    this is amazing!!! woww! nice work. gong xi fa cai!!!!

    January 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterzhang

    Wow amazing and brilliant. And thankyou for the ttutorial too.
    Misbah /cupcakeluvs

    January 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMisbah

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