Medieval Castle and Dragon Cake

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$450 - $500

Learn how to make a 3D Medieval Castle Cake with a gravity defying Sugar Dragon in the air.

In this tutorial you will learn how to make a 3D castle cake with a gravity defying sugar dragon blowing fire onto it from the sky. Perfect for any medieval cake or Game of Thrones themed cake.

What you’ll learn…

  • Gravity defying internal support for flying creatures
  • Castle wall textures
  • Luster coloring
  • Modelling a Dragon
  • Make natural looking rocks

Downloadable Course Material

If you would like to approximately match the size of the artwork in the tutorial, print the downloadable files at 100% size. If you require your artwork to be smaller or larger, just adjust the print size accordingly.
Medieval Castle and Dragon Cake Course Material
This PDF document contains templates and guides to help you with this tutorial.

Track
Duration
Introduction
1:44
Tools & Materials
5:24
Building the Construction
5:29
Castle - Sandwiching the Cake
3:40
Crumb Coating
6:24
Shaping the Wire
2:35
Making the Castle Walls
7:33
Cutting the Windows
2:49
Making Lower Rings & Door Frame
2:55
Making Tower Balcony & Holders
5:56
Decorating Base & Adding Lustre
6:21
Dragon - Making the Wings
8:43
Making the Body
10:04
Making the Head
10:30
Making the Legs
6:23
Making the Horns & Spikes
8:48
Adding the Wings
2:01
Making the Flames - Part 1
4:14
Painting the Dragon
7:38
Making Flags & Door Grill - Part 1
2:39
Making the Flames - Part 2
1:33
Making Flags & Door Grill - Part 2
1:58
Final Thoughts
1:39
Total Duration
1:59:10

While not everything on this list is absolutely required, these are the things used in this tutorial video. Of course you are welcome to find alternative ways of doing things and we would love to hear if you've discovered an easier method or better tool to achieve good results. Please note that some items may be listed as sets, and it is usually recommended to have full sets, it may not be neccessary. In most cases, only one item from a set is actually used in the tutorial. Please watch the tutorial before purchasing any items to make sure you are not buying anything you don't need.
Tools & Materials
Cutting & Slicing
  • Set of knives
  • Craft knife
  • Pizza cutter
  • Box cutter
  • Set of scissors
Masking & Layering
  • Set of icing spatulas
  • Set of scrapers (hard and flexible)
Rolling & Coating
  • Set of PVC pipes (30mm to 40mm thick, 40cm & 20cm long)
  • Rolling pin (30cm long)
  • Powder shaker (Filled with starch)
  • Needle or pin (to pop air bubbles)
  • Perfections strips
  • Fondant smoother
Modelling & Shaping
  • Modelling tools
  • Plastic cutlery (knife, fork, spoon)
  • Hard pastry margarine/shortening
  • Oil cooking spray
Straws
To protect cake from metal contact
Luster colours
Set of Brushes Shop Online
Aluminium Foil Shop Online
Thicker is preferred.
Oil Cooking Spray Shop Online
Colour should be as light as possible to prevent discolouration in the fondant or pastillage.
Water Spray Bottle
Round Cutter Set Shop Online
PVC foil
For chocolate crust coat
Hand Towels
Ensure fibers are not loose.
Slice of tin
To make square cutter
Cake Board Watch Tutorial
9mm thick 35mm round covered with brown velvet and coated with cellophane
A piece of wood coated with fabric and temporarily covered with cellophane to keep fabric clean until the cake is complete. For more information, watch our tutorial on how to cover a cake board with fabric .
Long threaded road
12 mm thich (M12) 18cm long + 4 nuts
Galvanised wire
3mm thick 50cm long

for Dragon

Thin wire
0.5mm 50cm long

for wings

Plier
Spanner
2x #19
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