Fire Breathing Dragon Cake

We made it through all three birthdays in 10 days and celebrated with Minecraft Cupcakes, Sailboat Cupcakes and finally for the last one I went all out and made this awesome fire breathing dragon cake for my Middle Man’s 6th birthday!

I was inspired by a cake I saw on the Parents Magazine website, but I wanted to only use items I had on hand. I had lots of random goodies stored in my baking box and didn’t want to have to buy extra donuts and such so our cake looks a little different but equally as awesome!

dragon cake


Fire Breathing Dragon Cake

You’ll Need

Bundt cake, any flavour (ours was rainbow chip)

Buttercream icing, tinted colour of your choice (I went with orange)

White Candy Melts

Blue food colouring

Tic Tacs

red and yellow icing tubes

Wax paper or Parchment Paper

Creating the Dragon

Cut the bundt cake into pieces, start with the larger pieces first and fit together to form your curled dragon shape. Trim half of the depth off the section that will become the nose.

dragon cake

Using a star tip, pipe the entire cake surface with buttercream icing. 

Insert candy melts, running along the back of the dragon on ends and two for eyes on the face

candy melts

Melt a few candy melts in the microwave and tint blue with food colouring, pipe on eye pupils and nostrils with a writing tip or simply use a ziploc bag and snip the corner off. 

Draw your wing shape how you want them to look onto a piece of white paper. Cover with wax paper and pipe the melted candy melts following your design. Place in freezer to firm up. I recommend making at least two sets of wings because they will be very fragile and you might risk losing one. 

Insert a few tic tacs into each foot for claws

dragon claws

Using the red and yellow tube icing (my red was a gel) draw fire coming out of the dragons mouth

fire breathing dragon


When you are ready to serve, remove the wings from the freezer, peel off the wax paper and insert into the cake 

fire breathing dragon cake

Our Fire Breathing Dragon Cake was a big hit with the boys!



Happy 6th Birthday Buddy!


  1. Incredible fire-breathing dragon cake! Do your boys have their birthdays 10 days apart from one another? You’re a mom superhero for pulling off 3 b-days in just over 1 week!

    • momvstheboys says:

      yup crazy right? also toss in my mom, nephew and husband in those same 10 days! it’s a circus!

  2. Christine D says:


  3. This cake looks awesome!! I bet it took a long time and was all worth it when your little man saw it! Wow! I thought it was crazy around her with birthdays every month and Christmas towards the end. I couldn’t imagine having all those birthdays in ten days! Thank you for linking up to Party Time and we hope to see you again next week!

  4. That cake is SO adorable! Great job, Jen! If I attempted wouldn’t even remotely resemble a dragon. Love the tic tac “toes”. All the birthdays in 10 days? Wowee..busy mama for the last while 🙂

  5. You caught me! I’m back again to bookmark this page for the instructions and to pin it on Pinterest!

  6. Okay so when can I call on you to make cakes for my kids b-days? WOW, I honestly don’t think I could pull this off, I need to tweak my cake decorating skills badly. This is so cute!

    • momvstheboys says:

      avoid late spring/early summer and I’m your girl! lol but it’s totally easy, you could definitely pull it off!

  7. I dont even have words! that cake is so beyond amazing. You have some serious talent.

  8. Wow! That is one amazing cake. I can’t believe it’s home made. I can barely make the pre-made cakes, let alone try something this elaborate. Your son must have just freaked out when he saw it. Thanks for sharing the instructions. Great pictures too.

  9. Wow! You sure did an amazing job on that cake. I am not sure that I would have the skill!

  10. Susan T. says:

    That is the coolest birthday cake ever! It would be perfect for the Harry Potter fans too!

  11. Melissa says:

    Made mine tonight! Opted out of chocolate for some easy floral pics from Hobby Lobby. Loved the tic tac toes! 🙂 He’s guarding a giant diamond in the middle of the cake.

  12. kathy downey says:

    I love this cake,what a job !

  13. Debbie White Beattie says:

    This is such a cool cake; the shape must have taken some work but the individual flowerets must have taken quite a while to finish. I bet your son loved it!

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