Dragon birthday cake

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    1 hour 25 min

    My son is a dragon fan and this was his birthday cake. I made the cake from scratch but if you don't bake or you are short on time, you can also use a store bought cake or a cake mix as long as it has the right form.


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    Ingredients
    Makes: 1 cake

    • For the cake
    • 250g butter, softened
    • 250g caster sugar
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar
    • 4 eggs
    • 500g plain flour
    • 4 teaspoons baking powder
    • 125ml milk
    • zest of 1 lemon (optional)
    • For the icing
    • icing sugar
    • lemon juice
    • green food colouring
    • red writing icing
    • red and green felt
    • 2 wooden skewers

    Method
    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr25min 

    1. Preheat your oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Grease a tube or gugelhupf tin.
    2. In a large bowl beat the butter till creamy using an electric mixer. Gradually add sugar and vanilla sugar. Add eggs one after another and beat for 30 seconds after each addition. Continue beating for a further 5 minutes.
    3. Sieve flour and baking powder and add to the butter mixture alternating with the milk. Stir in lemon zest. Tip into the prepared tin.
    4. Bake in the prepared oven until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean, about 1 hour.
    5. Carefully unmould the cake and let cool on a wire rack.
    6. Stir icing sugar and lemon juice to make a thick icing and add a few drops of food colouring until you reach the desired colour.
    7. Cut the cake in half vertically and place on a cake platter in the shape of the letter S. Cover the entire cake with icing and draw a zigzag pattern on the dragons's back with red writing icing.
    8. Use red and green felt to cut out the dragon's head, tail and feet and attach to the cake with wooden skewers.

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